Sunday, November 14, 2010


(Left, kinky twist and senegalese twist far left)

I was scared out of my mind. I'd never been without hair. I kept my 3 textured hair in buns for about 5 months. Remember I had the weave for over 10 years. Everyone who knew me thought that 'that hair' was mine. To make matters worse the hair of my now past was straight, 'dead straight'. I had no idea what my real hair texture looked like. But I knew that it was far from straight.

So I decided to wear a 'kinky' braided (with extension) style while I figured out what to do with my hair. The girl who did the style had me waiting for over 3 hours. When she did show up it was the most unprofessional place. Her teen aged children where asleep in their 1 room apartment and they remained asleep through the 7 hour braiding ordeal.

The best part of the entire process was that she cut my chemically treated hair which left me with the shortest hair I've ever seen on my head! In addition she used natural products like apple cider vinegar and Shea butter before braiding my hair.

Unfortunately the hair she used to braid into my hair made me itch like the 'dickens'! In about 3 weeks I took the braids out and when to a traditional African braider. The African braider was fabulous! She did a Senegalese twist style, with hair extensions. I wore this style for about 3 months before I conjured up enough courage to 'rock the natural'!!