Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Hey Blog Fam!
Since I did my big chop in 2002 I have noticed that the hair around the hairline directly above my eyes are very thin or non existent. I chalked it up to genes saying...Oh my mom, my sister, and aunts have the same balding patches in the same areas. Well would you know I have been wrong all of this time. Check out what I have growing in those areas.
Yeah that is right I have 3 new baby locs growing. One on right side and two on the left. I anticipate growing another one on that right side. I am just thrilled that my hair is finally growing back after years of chemical usage. I am talking about as far back as the kiddy perm, straightening combs, and jheri curl days. My mother knew how to braid but was getting to the point where she didn't want to braid me and my sisters hair every 3 or 4 weeks. Yes she was lazy! So she decided to do the kiddie perm, but with my kinky hair texture my hair laughed at her HA HA. So she got that hot comb out. Then she got tired of hearing me scream...YOU ARE BURNING ME!! She would reply shut up that is just the grease. Thanks Mom you were just scalding my scalp with petroleum and mineral oil. When she got tired of that she let our soul glow and put that Carefree Curl in my head. Yeah I had the greasy collar, pillow cases, and sheets. Thanks Mom! I know she was just doing what she knew how to do but damn she didn't even give me a chance to have long flowing hair.
That is why I am such an advocate for saving our daughter's hair. My co-worker's daughter has a head full of thick kinky hair and my co-worker is at her wits end about what she should do with her hair. The little girl takes swimming lessons and is very active. My co-worker has done the braids and has even did the texturizer (that companies are now marketing towards our daughters). Guess what her hair did....It laughed at that texturizer like HA HA Just try to straighten me. Her hair sort of reminds me of my own hair. I have offered to do her daughters hair for her...FREE NINETY NINE of course. I even asked if she has consider sisterlocks for her daughter especially if she will be swimming. I am trying any and everything to steer her away from the creamy crack as her last resort. Her daughter is I think 9 or 10 and her peers are touching her hair... asking her why is your hair so puffy? I hope I can save this little girl from what I had to go through as a child.
On another note.... I am going silver. Yeah I have a silver streak right in the front of my head that just won't stay in the locs. It started off as just a couple strands now they have brought their friends. I have Bigen'd them and they still come back with a couple new friends. What's a girl to do?
Oh did I mention it is time for a re-tightening. On Sunday my hubby was like babe it looks like you don't even have locs in the front of your hair. What he meant to say...Damn babe isn't it time for your retightening? My hair grows pretty fast so it is consistent at every 4 to 5 weeks.