Ever since i decided to get sisterlocks, i have been braiding my hair because i want to get use to the way natural hair would look on me. I like it ALOT. I even think i look younger (well, not that i looked old before). Maybe i'm seeing things or maybe it's the first i'm seeing the REAL me in a long time (without straightened hair). Or it could be the mentally free me, looking at the real me. Before, if i braid my hair i would take them out before i leave the house, these days it's me and my braids every where. And i don't care what anybody thinks.
Where did i get the idea that i wouldn't looked "presentable" with my hair braided? I am extremely disappointed in me thinking like this. What's important now is that i am mindful not to pass this self deprecating attitude about my hair on to little black girls in my family, just as my mother unconsciously did.
My 2 yr son looked at me with my braids the other day and said: "mommy hair beautiful" my heart melted. Note, he never said that about my straighten hair. When i had a twa...my 6yr nephew, who's white, (long story) found the time to stop playing with his GI joes and said "i like your hair"...this was after i took out a weave i was wearing. Those were the best compliments, because they were pure and free of societal influences...they just commented on what they saw, no b.s.
until next time!
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