I had an amazing time in cancun, swimming with dolphins and prancing
about on the beach. Now being a black girl with a weave, this isn’t
advisable. After a week of pretending that I was a member of the cast
of baywatch and more to the point that my weave was my hair, my lovely
“Arianna” full lace weave was ruined! The blond streaks I put in my
hair to give me “character” has changed colour, its now like straw!
I’m looking like worsel gummidge (pls google to find out who this
is)and this isn’t a good look. I text my hair dresser and saviour
Verona White (www.veronawhite.com) all the way from mexico to alert
her on the state of my hair and like superman, she came to my rescue.
The issue of not messing with a black woman’s hair is a serious one
and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The whole process of getting afro hair
done depending on the hair style could last the whole day! A whole day
of tugging, pulling, straightening, relaxing and plating which might I
stress is a painful but bearable one.
So after going through all of this in the name of beauty (beauty is
pain)we avoid heat, water and sand as they become the enemy.
A few male friends have in the heat of the moment invited me to share
a shower, its not that I didn’t want to, its just that “me na wan mess
up me weave”! And am sure he won’t think I was sexy if I joined him in
the shower with a shower cap! Lol. Lol.
Black women see their hair as their crowns n a queen never leaves home
without their crowns. In my case, I won’t leave my house if my hair
isn’t done, like American express, I won’t leave home without it!
Finding a good afro hair dresser to sort out ur tresses is another
problem. U wouldn’t want to go through all the pain of getting ur hair
done to end up with a “yardie” hair do. This is very upsetting and can
leave u distressed, kinda like when my mum insisted on filling my head
with fat plaits and sent me off to school. Haha
Speaking of mums and afro hair, its their fault that most of us get
our hair relaxed and straightened as soon as we are able to. Back in
the 80′s when I was growing up, my mum did my hair every saturday. I
prepared myself all week for the process which involved hot combing,
oiling and then putting my plaits in. This was a very painful process
which always left me with a shiny forehead, a tight face like I’ve had
a face lift and a headache. Ah gosh, I am shrieking in pain just
thinking about it! I’m sure most of u can relate.
Does any one remember getting their hair threaded? I do, being an
african child in london, that was a staple hair style which announced
to everyone which part of the world u were from. I mean, it was hard
enough being black at school and then having spider hair ( the name
the hair style was fondly called) to further segregate you.
I digress, what do you think of beyonce’s Loreal campaign? I think its
BULLOCKS! Considering we all know its a weave, how’s she going to
convince me that for her own natural afro hair, she uses loreal
That shit will tangle our already kinky hair. She wasn’t
even endorsing a new afro hair line or anything like that. And I know
for a fact she uses dark n lovely like the rest of us.
Any how, I started this blog as I sat in the chair to get my hair did
and now its done. Verona took out my lace, treated my real hair and
scalp. In case you aren’t sure what lace wigs are please check out
verona’s website and she explains it in detail. They totally transform
the way u look, how else do u think these black hollywood starlets
have different hair styles every other day ?
I’m looking n feeling confident now my hair is done, ready to hit the
town and of course spread fabulousity!