(Almost) Every Black Woman’s Nostalgia 

Ask any Black woman who isn’t “tender headed” or had a Mama that wasn’t “heavy handed” , what they looked forward to the most as a child? An overwhelming amount of Black women would say “getting their hair did.” Whether it was by their Mama, Grandmama, Auntie or Madea, it was something most of us looked forward to.

You know those memories when you were called to sit on the floor in between their legs while they watched their favorite TV show as they scratched and greased your scalp. I’m telling you, it’s one of the best feelings in the world! For me, it was either Good Times, The Cosby Show, Showtime at the Apollo, or some other 70s or 80s show playing on the television when it was my turn.

When you were getting your hair styled, you knew it was gonna be either twisted, plaited, braided, beaded or corn rowed! For my Mama, it was the style that would last the longest! Braids won most of the time and when she didn’t feel like fighting with all our hair because me and my sisters have A LOT, she would twist it up and send us on our way LOL!

What I loved the most about those moments was the time, care and above all else the love my Mama put in our hair. This is something that has been passed on from generation to generation and if you take note of the styles, it’s clear to see where it came from: our  African ancestors. The designs and time spent to make our hair look beautiful and different is something to be grateful for and cherished.

Memories like this is almost every Black woman’s nostalgia which is why even when we are grown, we still love to get our scalp scratched and greased. For my non-Black followers and subscribers, click hereherehere and here to see exactly what I’m talking about. Enjoy! 

Until next time…

Good Riddance 

Whoo! Those faux locs are gone! Outta here! Gone bye bye! Buh Bye! 

Let me tell you, I don’t miss ’em one bit! My scalp was about to suffocate! I thought I was going to pass out once I felt that cool air hit my scalp again KMSL! My hair has been showing out and growing like weeds again. Especially the front crown of my hair. That’s where its really wavy and no matter how much I trim it back or brush it back, it just keeps coming back. 

It’s nice seeing you again my lovely bouquet of tresses. The kinky, the wavy, the curly and the straight. Each one of you represents a part of my ancestry. Although there are times where I wished I had just ONE texture instead of four. It would make my life so much easier. Just being honest… 

Until next time…wear your hair how you wanna wear it. Just make sure you wear it proudly! 

Chile, Please… 

OK, listen up. So I signed up to do a crotchet faux locs challenge and let me tell you, this writer is about to throw in her towel LOL! You have no idea. It’s been rough. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing styles that will give me a break from doing my own hair, but this has been more of a nuisance than anything. Why? Because my own hair is so THICK! Omgosh! My scalp is always hot because all of my THICK hair is braided down to my scalp and these faux locs are crocheted in it. Hammercy! My scalp is not used to this. Oh uh uh… 

Ahhhhhhh, I’m going to keep them in for another week, but after that…that’s it! Enough is enough! My Goodness! Maybe if I didn’t have such thick hair it would be alright, but I’m ready to take these thangs out now! ASAP! Like PRONTO! My hair has been growing like weeds again and I need my scalp to be open and free so it can breathe! My poor little cocoa brown scalp has to deal with this foolishness for one more week. My hair is just beggin’ to be Free! One more week Chile, one more week. Let me pretend to be all smiles as I post the same pic I did just the other day. Except on this one, I’ll just use a filter so it won’t seem too bad. LMBO! 😂😂😂

Until next time…