Monday, December 12, 2011
Ok.. I can definitely say I am now deep in the trenches of transitioning to natural hair. The lines have been drawn and the kinky curly hair is definitely and war with the straight. I'm trying to hold it together. It takes everything in me to NOT pull up to the nearest beauty supply store and grab a relaxer.
Since I was wearing my hair in a short, relaxed style this makes it a little difficult to come up with some cute transitioning styles so I have been wearing headbands everyday and/or hats on the weekend because the "kitchen" has gone wild. I notice a couple of my coworkers glancing at my head probably wondering what's going on with that situation, and I wouldn't be surprised if they leave a "hair care" package on my desk pretty soon.. but I am determined to make it through.
And to top it off.. I just randomly announced to my sons because no one else is here that cares (and they rarely pay attention to me when I have these moments) that I was going to let my natural hair come through and these little suckas yell "NO!" Since when are children so biased when it comes to a black woman's hair? I then tell them not only will I have an afro, but I will show up at their respective schools dressed like Foxy Brown with the afro combed out and with one of those picks with the fist on handle sticking out of the back. And it won't be Halloween.
Oooh chile.. the trials and tribulations of being naturally purty.