As a lady with natural hair, one word I have never stopped hearing is moisture. Everywhere you go, every blog you open, someone is always screaming moisture into your e-hears.
One would think that with all the shouts of moisture, ladies will be agitating to moisturise that hair everyday, but reality sets in, and laziness plays its role. Unfortunately, I am one of its victims. I tried as much as possible to moisturise my hair once a week, and that was it.
My hair grew, but I knew it could be better if I just put in a little more effort. So I decided to take the little things serious, and I started with moisture. I started moisturising my hair every morning, by spraying with water and oil mix, before LOCing.
While in standing front of my mirror last week, and getting ready for work, my mum barged into my room, in her usual fashion, intending to ask me something, when she stopped short.
She looked at me, looked at my hair, and stooped to look into my face to make sure I was the one. She was so dramatic in her movement that I wondered what was wrong.
“Anna, is this you?”
I didn’t even answer
“Is this your hair?”
Again, I didn’t answer.
“Anna, your hair is shining o. It looks so strong and elastic. It doesn’t even look like your real hair. What did you do to it?”
I didn’t need a prophet to confirm what she was saying. I was on medium sized twists, and had been admiring my hair in the mirror. The difference in length and health was amazing. My hair had really improved since I started moisturising daily. I was really impressed.
“I didn’t do anything to it. Just the usual.” I said, willing her to leave me, and go away so I could get ready for work.
“Are you sure?” She eyed me. “Or are there some hormones you people are now pumping into your bodies to make your hair shine like this. You know all you naturalistas, there is nothing you cannot do just for this hair of yours.”
“Mummy, I am not doing anything. I need to wear my clothes, and leave for work.”
“Ehn, wear your clothes now. Abi you are not covering body for me. What are you covering for your mother? Is it not me that saw your nakedness all the time you knew nothing? Or is it part of your natural hair rules that if your mother sees you naked, your hair will not grow again?”
Oh gosh, my mum couldn’t just stop.
“Okay o. You can go. Maybe your daughter will also hide her nakedness from you in future just because she wants her hair to grow.” She said with defeat.
Whatever mehn. My mum can say whatever she wants to say. The good news is that daily moisturising of my hair is making a whole lot of difference, and not even my mum’s drama can put a shade on that.
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