“Aunty keep ya head”
I am braiding my hair at a popular Abuja saloon, I brought my laptop to relieve boredom and I also think making hair is such a waste a time that you just have to the maximise it by doing something else, so here I am writing some new posts.
I hate making my hair; that’s one of the reasons I cut my hair last year. I just hate going to a saloon and having to wait hours before it’s your turn. Rubbish! Also, I hated that hair dryer. Arrgh! It must have been an angry man that invented it …it’s just punishment! Even when I had a perm, I would just go to one small unknown saloon and take all my products and teach them how to wrap-set my hair. My hair was really lovely (I may say so myself). After I had my second son my hair length was like a weave, full and lovely. Then I decided to put in highlights… everyone warned me that it would cut my hair but I really didn’t care..as far as I was concerned even if I enjoyed it for 3 months it was worth it. I rocked my highlights for almost a year before the effects of the constant colour began to show. After my dad passed in May, I knew I was ready to start my hair again, this time without chemicals.
I did all the research I could on natchy hair, visited all the nappy hair sites I could lay my hands on. I even considered dreads ( may still lock my hair …my poor mum will be heartbroken. lol). I asked my girl Lara how she had coped with her nappiness “My sister it’s not easy oh, you will get lots of comments from people and it’s difficult to manage. And oh! You always have to be well made up” (oh no! I don’t even have studio fix). She has since relaxed her hair.
It’s been tough really I no go lie, but I am beginning to enjoy it, my hair is healthy and growing really well. I only visit the salon which specialises in braiding when I need to braid. (Hurray! No more staying under the dryer monster!).
The comments haven’t been too bad, in fact must people love my hair: “you look so cool”, “I love those twists”, “Is that your hair, wow I thought it was an afro weave, why don’t you just lock it?”
Last week I did the single strand twists and got the funniest comment ever from Mr Mayaki one of my silly colleagues “Ahh Chichi I don’t like this one oh, please change it. You look like a woman that is fighting with her husband” lol. My other colleague Mo almost collapsed “Mr Mayaki! You are so bush, please don’t mind this local man, your hair is really nice, oh so you’ve locked it?” I had to explain to her at least 3 times that week that they were not dreads, my other boss just saw me and smiled. I may actually do dreads, just looking for someone that can do them well. I tried one guy who had been recommended but I looked like a failed reggae artiste, so I am taking my time. I also want to be sure it’s want I really want because once your hair locks it locks.
“Aunty this your hair dey pain hand oh” the girl braiding my hair complained
“Ah is natural hair more difficult to make?” I asked
“Yes oh aunty e dey pain hand well well”
“ma binu oh. pele.”
Lol. What more could I have said?
Have a slamming weekend!
PS. the hair turned out really nice, my girlfriend screamed “Chioma, fashi your dreads idea oh! this one fits u too much!”