I’ve been on this natural hair journey for nearly 11 months now (10 months and three weeks but really, who’s counting), and while I’ve embraced this change about 75% of the time, I have definitely had my share of “off” days. Natural-haired ladies (and even relaxed, I’m sure you can relate a bit), you know what I mean-you wake up one day and it’s as if your curls have literally taken on a mind of their own. What was once soft, curly, bouncy and perfectly coiffed/even has now transformed itself into a frizzy, rough, uneven FRO with no sense of control or direction. I knew that I needed to get a grip on my hair when a payroll client came in and exclaimed, “you’re REALLY nailing that Afrocentric look today.” Huh? “Thanks?”
As of recent I’ve seen quite a few White women rocking braids in the front of their hair. I love the look on them. Amid the long strands of flat, straight hair, one or a few, single/cornrowed braids in the front of their head adds a bit of texture/playfulness to a basic, mundane style. I’ve been wanting to try something similar on my own head but because I’m obviously not White and my hair has more texture than I know what to do with at times, I wasn’t sure if I’d just look corny or lame. Nevertheless, despite my reservations, I tried it. I’m def a fan. What do you think?