Shrinks When Wet
Who remembers those mandatory swimming sessions during gym class? I remember them..and I hated them. Not because I couldn’t swim, but because it messed with my do.
I don’t wanna, and I ain’t gonna! lol
I would come to school with cute curls, and by the end of the day I went home looking tore up from the floor up. AND to make it worse, I always seemed to have Phys. Ed earlier on in the day, with more classes to come; so that meant that I had to walk around looking a hot mess for the rest day.
Hair before jumping in the pool…
I tried swimming caps etc, and none of that stuff worked; all I know is that I dove into to the pool with beautiful, shiny, bouncy curls and came up with the kinky of ALL kinkiness… And after enduring at least one hour of torture from my mother’s hot comb in the mornings; it was definitely a slap in the face lol.
Curls magically disappear as SOON as they came in contact with the water… I wasn’t pleased.
I wished I loved my natural hair as a kid… Had I known that 12 years down the road I would absolutely adore it, I wouldn’t have wasted so much time begging for a perm and a sick note to skip gym class… What I once thought was scary, I now find to be one of the most unique and beautiful things about me. I’m grateful to have reached a point in my life where I am able to embrace and appreciate the many gifts I’ve been perfectly blessed with. During my “natural hair journey” I’ve learned many wonderful things and recently found out that natural hair loves and needs water on a daily basis. Say it ain’t so! So now every night before bed, I spritz a homemade concoction (which contains 85% water) on my hair, twist it, throw on the satin wrap and I’m good to go. When I wake up in the morning, my hair is soft, shiny and tangle free! Oh, and I totally love that it shrinks when wet now.
let your natural beauty shine!
peace, love and health
ps: If you have a little girl, or little girls (heck even boys); encourage her to embrace all the unique and beautiful attributes she has been blessed with, before she starts thinking there is something wrong with the way she looks… and starts begging for a perm.