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!
Until next time…
I’m back, but only for a minute. I was tasked to blog about this a few weeks ago and forgot. Let’s do this! 👊🏾
Respect the bonnet! The hair bonnet that is. Depending on where you’re from, some folks call it a bonnet and others call it a head rag. In my family, we use both terms. For my non-Black readers, a bonnet or head rag is a satin cap that most Black women wear at night to protect our hair from breakage.
What I can’t understand is why some people try to humiliate, make fun or bash Black women for wearing them. I, like so many other Black women, take pride in my hair and it’s length. Not only that, it keeps all my hair off of me. This is how my bonnet aka head rag looks after I’ve stuffed all my hair in it.
Hammercy! I don’t like to sweat while I’m sleeping. I mean really? Who likes to sweat while they’re sleeping? I wear my bonnet faithfully because I don’t want all my hair sprawled around me making me hot!🌡🔥Whew Chile! 😩
Other races of women are now starting to wear bonnets aka head rags too because they realize how much it benefits their hair. Tami Roman from the show Basketball Wives has her own Instagram page entitled Official Bonnet Chronicles. Her page has actually led to an increase of non-Black women buying hair bonnets!
This Black woman looks good in hers! I’ll always rock my bonnet aka head rag. I have several with designs on them and in different colors too. 🙃😏😜 Don’t @ me! ✋🏾✌🏾👋🏾
Until next time…see you back here in another week and a half. Stay good people! 😉
I know some people don’t mean any harm, but c’mon…
Allow this writer to deviate for just a moment. There was a picture floating around of me (not anymore now that I had it removed) where I had allowed my hair to grow really long. I had my hair blown out and flat ironed straight. Every single time this writer allows her hair to grow really long and straightens it, I have to hear or read such shameful back handed comments such as:
Omgosh she’s so cute to be Black.
You’re so pretty for a Black girl.
I’m not really attracted to Black women, but you’re beautiful.
That’s not her hair, it’s a weave!
If her hair is really that long, she’s got to be mixed.
Stop saying she’s Black, she’s obviously half Dominican. Black women don’t look like that.
As a Black woman, comments like that are not amusing whatsoever. Statements like that insinuates that Black women can’t be pretty and that only mixed Black women can be attractive. Not only that, to assume that my hair is a weave or that my hair only grows long because people assume I’m mixed also insinuates that Black women can’t grow long hair. Take it from this writer, when you give a compliment leave race out of it. There’s beauty in all of us and that is an undeniable fact.
Until next time…keep on writing!