|Stretched Fro for the party|
As the night went on, I began scoping out the room and noticing that most of the women were wearing weaves. There were only a small number of women wearing their own hair and almost all of them had very short hair. I was the only natural in the group. So I began wondering if these ladies shared their hairstory, what would it be? Are the weaves and short hairstyles for convenience or do they believe that their own hair won't grow? Did they become frustrated with their hair and decide not to deal with it? Do they believe that they look better with the weaves or are they temporarily wearing weaves for versatility? Then I couldn't help but wonder what their own hair looked like underneath. Were they caring for their own hair and protecting it or was there little to no hair underneath the mounds of hair hanging around their shoulders?
As I continued to ponder the situation, I began having flash backs to comments some of the brothers have made about my hair:
- "All that hair - and it's yours too!"
- "Finally! A sister wearing her own hair"
- "I love your hair"
- "I wish my wife/girlfriend/daughter would wear her hair natural."
- "Your hair is amazing"