Thursday, 14 May 2015

My African hair cut


Okay, good to be putting these thoughts down, I will be on this topic for the next few weeks. Quite girly but kind of cuts across genders actually.

I cut my hair! A full low hair cut. The type that makes you look like a guy from the rear, well if just the rear view of your head is seen. Other contours below might be a telltale sign of gender specifics.

Now my mom does not know about this, she might pass out and then get revived, then pass out again when she comes visiting this summer but I can handle that. I sure can.

So, why did I go for the big chop like my African sisters call it?

I wanted to! 

While I have some other alibi, such as a winter beaten hair, expensively useless salons, and more, I have always wanted the look of a short rough natural African curly hair and now that it is in vogue, am I rocking it? I bet I am!! Thanks to whoever had the audacity to start this natural African hair vogue! 

I have mastered the art of maintaining a very low hair cut from the hundreds of you tube postings by my African natural hair proponents. From using eco styling gel to using a piece of rough cloth to roughen my hair and give that daring and contemporary look!!Thanks, ladies!

I have also learned a thing or two about self-confidence and carriage. I mean, you must be self-confident and carry yourself tall to wear short natural African hair in the midst of both naturally and artificially enhanced long hair. I'm quite obvious now. Not that I mind.

Okay, I'll pause here today. The morale of my big chop natural African hair story? Love yourself, be confident in who you are, love your hair and rock it anyhow you like it. Please God in all.

By Jumoke Odepe

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