was a sunny afternoon, on Christmas Eve and I had just gone to the bank to
verify something. Then, I went to the Salon to make my hair (Xmas hair) when I
got there, the owner of the salon told her stylists to attend to me after I
told her I wanted to make kinky braids. I washed my hair and dried it. Then it
was time to make my braids.
of the hair stylists said she was scared to make my hair. Why? Because one, my
hair was still virgin and two, because it was short. I felt embarrassed and to
top it all, she asked if I would relax my hair. I looked at her with disgust
and said I just want to braid. She later started off with my hair and two other
hair stylists came to join her after some time.
they were making my hair, I overheard one of them saying in Yoruba “O da pe
Deeper Life ni won” meaning (it seems she is a Deeper Life member). Do I have
to be a Deeper Life member because I am on natural hair? Well I did not say a
word until, of course again, this same stylist said to me “Aunty your hair full
gan oh, and you said you don’t want big big one inside”.
had earlier told their Boss that I have experienced the case where I would
braid my hair and big chunks would be in the centre compared to the rest and
would not be able to leave my hair down because of this; which I am not always impressed
with (I know a lot of people experience this
just smiled and said “Afterall I’m paying for it”. (Definitely I am paying for
it so what’s her stress… lol) Later,
the same stylist said that my hair was not soft and that it was kinky. She even
said she did not like my hair. OMG! For crying out loud, I really wanted her to
stop talking. I’m on natural hair so why the fuss. This went on though, till I
was through with my hair and I had a lovely turn-out with my braids. To see it
why do people say things like this about natural hair? Before I started my
natural hair journey, I don’t think I ever castigated natural hair lovers
because I had friends (which I still have) on natural hair. I have come to
really love my natural hair and someone is trying to kill that love (smiles)
do you go through this as well or have you had such encounter where people
would say sorts about your natural hair. Don’t forget to leave a comment.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. HAVE A FUNFILLED DAY.