It finally happened to me

10:45:00 AM 2 Comments A+ a-

*In my Sophia Petrillo voice*

Picture it: Walmart, late on Friday night, wandering aimlessly up and down the toy aisles looking for a Leapfrog Leappad...

It's late so I'm looking rather homely in my sweatpants, an old t-shirt and some sneakers. Not to mention my recently released and beautiful twist-out is held back by a headband as my son and walk up and down the toy section at Walmart. Just as I round the corner to go up another aisle, this random Dominican woman walks up to me and thrusts a business card at me.
After a quick scan, I realize that is a card for her hair salon. I politely decline and give it back to her but she thrusts it back to me.

Me: No thank you.
Her: You come. I straighten hair. 
Me: No thank you, I don't straighten my hair.
Her: Never?!
Me: I've only done it once and perfect to do it myself. Thank you though.
Her: Well take my card. I straighten your hair.
Me: *huge sigh as I walk away without the card*

This is the first time I've had an encounter like this. Normally people ask "why is your hair like that?" or "You like your nappy like that?!". Never have I met someone so determined to straighten my kinks and coils. I guess my head looked a hot mess to her and she thought she was helping me out. LOL I don't apologize for liking my kinky "nappy" hair. I'd rather have that than heat damaged strands any day!


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December 16, 2011 10:36 PM delete

Wow, Mo, when I look at your hair, I see a beautiful grade of hair! Even in it's natural state, your hair is healthy, thick and a beautiful grade! You have a beautiful grade of hair to me! Always have!

December 19, 2011 5:42 PM delete

Hi. I am new to your blog and I am transitioning. Your hair is absolutely beautiful so I do not know why someone would call you "nappy headed" as an insult or try to get your to straighten your hair. It really puzzles me because I think natural hair is gorgeous.