I get a lot of shit about having thick curly hair … but I think one of the most offensive and shocking comments I’ve heard was probably from one of my exes. He thought it would be okay to say this, “I like your hair. I really do, it’s cool. I didn’t think you were gonna go natural. Cause it’s such a black thing to do. And I know how much you hate to be black.” I regret not correcting him but I was in shock for awhile. To clear things up, I dont hate to be black. I hate when people call me black because I’m mixed. It’s like calling a half black, half white person white. They’re not white, they’re mixed. It aggravates me that people like to ignore half of my ethnicity, mostly because of my dark complexion. I’ve grown out of the light skinned girls are better complex but I still don’t understand why people like to ignore the fact that my mother is Cuban and Puerto Rican. My father is Trinidadian and I’ve never ignored that but I wish people would respect and accept what kind of blood runs through my veins. I don’t ignore what I am, so why should anyone else?
Considering I’m not newly natural, I’m a little bit ashamed that I haven’t tried a twist out yet. But I’m happy to say I tried it and I love it. Wash outs are cute and fun but it’s a pain in the ass to walk around with WET HAIR all day until it dries. And if your hair is ANYTHING like mine, it’ll take over 24 hours to dry down to the scalp. After you do a new hair style the first time you realize the dos and donts, so for me I realize I needed a styling product that will give me a little hold but still keep it soft. Right now it’s softer than ever but I’m sure after I sleep on it tonight I may have to redo it tomorrow. Ahhh well, that’s the joys of being naturally curly ;)
I just read on Curly Nikki about getting weave checked. It’s 1:30am, don’t ask me why I’m on a natural hair blog at this time but hey … I realize that I’ve been weave checked before. That’s when someone puts their hands in your hair to see if you have a weave! I’m usually flattered when that happens cause that means my hair must look amazing but it is rude to put your hands in someone’s hair when you don’t know them. Stop Weave Checking!