Picture it Cincinnati 2014.
I have my cousin’s wedding coming up and I’m extremely excited. It’s been a few days since the Bachelorette Party in Atlanta. The wedding is a week away and I’m Maid of Honor, which means that I’ll show up in quite a few photos. The bride has requested that we all get weaves and put our hair in a beautiful style that she chose. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the style she chose, and she’s even been flexible on the texture of the weave.
I travel the city in search of just the right bundle of hair. I considered a curly pattern but worried that my hair wouldn’t blend with the slick feeling hair. My go to weave that matches my hair perfectly is synthetic and I’m just assuming that the stylist will use heat to achieve the style so that’s not an option…. I travel to the store of my youth, “Hair Lucky”.
After roughly an hour I locate a bundle of hair that the saleswoman assures me will blend well. I even touch the ends of the hair myself and note that it doesn’t have the slip that the other straight brands appeared to have.
Cut to my house.
I separate and braid my hair during my pre-Scandal evening and open the pack fully just as the first camera shutter sound crosses the screen.
Shiny ass hair = massive straightening of my hair required for blending.
It’s too late, Abby is already getting paid dust at the campaign meeting and my hair is braided in a circle with the edges out. This hair is going in my head.
The rest is too traumatic to share… In short there’s anti-frizz serum in my hair because it’s raining and I have to keep my edges laid. I almost passed out typing that.
Here’s the end result-
I feel like a clown. I feel guilty for putting the trash that is anti-frizz serum in my hair, mostly because I held on to a little before I took my natural journey all clean. My poor blow dryer heat only hair has been sizzled with a flat iron in ways that would make many of my natural hair vets cringe.
So tonight’s mission is a Re-do (I will not let this be a real obstacle). If you know of a brand of weave that sells Super Wave in Human Hair that ships overnight contact me as soon as you’re finished reading.
I’ve had ideas of short styles… but I said that I would let it grow. But a 2″ Fro with a Lotus cut into the side sounds dope.
Thanks for reading, this was my hair therapy. Have a backsliding hair story you’d like to share? Email email@example.com I’ll keep you Anonymous if you’d like.