Good morning! Good morning! I received a lot of love in regards to my past post entitled Respect the Bonnet and I wanted to say that it’s very much appreciated. I was just simply being me when I made that blog post. Bonnets aka head rags has been a staple in Black homes for years. To me, making that blog post was nothing new 🤷🏾♀️, but again, thank you.
It was nothing for my Mama, Grandmamas, Aunties, Great Aunties, my sisters and myself to throw a bonnet aka head rag on before heading to bed. It’s like automatic Lmbo! If I ever forget to put mine on before going to bed, which is extremely rare, make no mistake, I’ll jump out of that bed with the quickness and put it on! I ain’t lying. I can’t imagine my life without it.
I’ve had other minority women such as Latinas come out and say how they been wearing bonnets aka head rags for the last couple of years and love it. Who wouldn’t? I love putting my hair up in a bonnet aka head rag because I love how it feels on my head and how it keeps my hair off of me. I don’t care what anybody says, bonnets aka head rags are a lifesaver plus they’re cute.
The only thing I wished when it comes to bonnets aka head rags is that they would last much longer for the women with thick and long hair. That’s my only gripe. My cousin told me about a site called Before Bed Headz and I’m going to get my next bonnet aka head rag from them. They’re bigger than the ones I bought before and they’re super cute! 😍
Alright ya’ll, tell my favorite Black bonnet aka head rag to rest in peace. After tomorrow, I have to throw it way. 😢 I hate to do it, but I got to because it has a hole in the back where the elasticity has given away. Its been an awesome four months though, but its served its purpose. 😔✌🏾
Aye! Respect the bonnet okayyyy and don’t make me have to say it again either! ✋🏾👋🏾 Have a great weekend everyone and be safe!
KMSL! Last week this writer overslept, this morning I woke up thinking I overslept. Pff! My tail ain’t over sleep, I just thought I did LMBO! 😂😂😂 Now I got this surge of adrenaline cause I was hyped up thinking I overslept.
That’s okay though, how’ bout I’m about to roll back on over and catch these next 30 minutes of sleep. LOL! Good one Thursday, you got me. Just a lil tad…
I’m coming to you tonight with my six words or less of inspiration for the week. As always, I hope this will inspire you and encourage you to be the best person you can possibly be. No need to compare yourself to others, YOUR best is all that really matters.
Happy Friday ya’ll! We made it to Friday! Thank goodness we made it to Friday!
You know, some people just amaze me. They really do. Don’t you hate it when you are trying to move into another lane and a driver won’t let you over? C’mon now. I know they see my blinker signaling that I would like to move over. They know better than that! I get so tickled anytime we both end up at the same traffic light. Hmmph! All that blocking for NUTHIN’. LOL!
I have a very bad habit of not paying attention to how I grab and pick up things. I am forever knocking off finger nails or splitting my finger nails right down to the meat!!! It never fails! I cannot tell you how many times I have knocked off my two thumb nails. I am still amazed that they grew back.
Not too long ago, I was looking for my handy dandy writing notebook when all of a sudden I felt a stinging pain in my right hand. You know what I messed around and did? I grabbed the box I was looking in too fast and ended up splitting my nail right down to the meat.
Can someone say OUCH!
Who would be clumsy enough to do a thing like that?! *Sigh*….yours truly. That’s who. I have got to learn how to slow down and be more careful before I really end up hurting myself.
Happy writing to all the writers out there and be careful!
Embarrassment. We have all experienced this not so pleasant feeling have we not? We can all attest that embarrassment and shame is not something we are itching to experience any time soon. To be honest, this is something most of us (if not all) would rather do without. I for one do not get embarrassed easily, but a couple of days ago I did. This is what happened…
A few days ago, I decided to stop and pick up a few writing supplies before heading home from work. I was already tired because I had been up late writing the night before. I had it in my mind that I was going to run in, get what I needed and head on home. Since I have a fast gait (something my family and friends tease me about) it did not take me long to get what I came for. By the time I made it to a self checkout register, it was open and available so I was able to quickly scan my things so I could go. A few seconds later, three other people came up behind me to check out. After I scanned my last item, I pulled out and swiped my debit card like I normally do. From there, that is when things took a slight turn.
As I am waiting for this machine to process my transaction, the machine all of a sudden starts to beep. The first thing that popped into my mind was that my card was about to be declined. I kept saying to myself, “Lawd Hammercy! This would happen to me! Don’t do it! Please don’t do it!”
I could feel the shame welling up inside of me even though I knew I had money in my account. Still, I was a little embarrassed because the machine kept beeping and my transaction was waiting to be approved. As I started to look around, I noticed that the people behind me were beginning to wonder if or when my transaction would go through.
One man felt sorry for me and was about to walk up and pay for my things. It was a good thing my transaction went through because I was not going to let him pay for my items. Blame my pride, not me.
As I picked up my things, I looked back at the people in line standing behind me and apologized for the wait. A few jokes were cracked and smiles were exchanged as my BIG boisterous laugh filled the air. All was well now despite my moment of shame and now a few days later I am sitting at my computer telling you about it. Life is funny is it not? Sometimes it can play a crude joke on you. How you deal with an embarrassing situation largely depends on you. Embarrassment and shame sucks, but after that moment passes, life as YOU know it quickly resumes.
Alright, listen up! I was asked to blog about why I love being “natural” and what I like the least about being natural. Are you ready? C’mon, you know how I roll. Let’s do this!
First things first, before I delve into my reasons why I love being “natural”, I am going to break down what “natural” means in the African American community for those of you who are unfamiliar. In the African American community, being “natural” simply means that an individual’s hair is not chemically altered. Relaxers make African textured hair straight and Texturizers softens the curl pattern of African textured hair. Now that we got that out of the way, here are a few reasons why I love being natural.
(Please keep in mind that this is my opinion and not law. Whether your hair is chemically processed or natural, wear your crown of glory the way you see fit).
I love my different textures of hair. I have curly hair, wavy hair, straight hair and kinky hair. I got the whole shebang LOL! Unlike my parents and siblings, I have more than one texture of hair. It is truly a sight to see when wet!
I love the versatility. With natural hair, the number of different styles you can rock with natural hair is endless.
I love shocking people with my hair. I usually keep my hair in a high puff or low bun; many people assume that I have short hair, but that is not the case. My hair currently hangs to my elbows when it is wet and stretched. Whenever I press my hair straight, I am amazed at the number of people who ask me where I bought my hair weave. Nothing is wrong with wearing weaves, but I do find it funny that most people who come up to me after I pressed my hair straight automatically assumes that I am wearing a weave. Hammercy!
I love how healthy my hair is. My hair does so much on its own without any extra prodding. I pretty much let it do its own thing and it seems to work well for me. The growth rate of my hair is UNREAL!!!
What I Like the Least About Being Natural
Honestly, I like everything about being natural. There are a few inconveniences for me that I will list below.
The time it takes to do my hair. Because I have so much of hair and many hair textures, it takes me anywhere from 2-4 hours to wash, detangle, deep condition and style my hair.
The weight of my hair. My hair is really thick and the weight of it when it hangs tends to create slight dents in my scalp which is why I rarely wear my hair down or straight. Even when I wear my hair in a high puff, I have to wrap it a few times, tuck it and pin it into place. Nobody knows the different tricks I have to do to make my hair look less massive. Mannn…..
My hair in the back grows super fast compared to my hair on the sides. A lot of people assume that I cut my hair in layers but I do not. My hair in the back reaches my elbows and my hair on the sides reaches my armpits. See what I mean when I say I let my hair do its own thing? Why mess up a good thing if it is working for you? Ha!
So, there you have it. As requested, I have posted a few pictures below of the different ways I have worn my hair.