Friday, December 31, 2010

The Nod...

You know what I mean right? When you are out in public and you see one of our kind and you stare for a second to assess her style. Then you are walking past each other and then there is that silent and completely understood moment when you both nod at each other. At that very moment a whole slew of thoughts are silently conveyed.

"What a beautiful look on her."
"I wonder when she went natural."
"I love her length."
"I love her TWA (teeny weeny afro)."
"Where did she get those earrings? Headband? Scarf?"

And then without a word we smile and move on. Don't you just love that? Sometimes of course you just have to engage in a conversation especially if you really like what you see. I was once in a public convention center and passed another natural and she leaned over as she passed and said "Girl keep it goin'!" and I said " know?" And we both laughed and went our separate ways.

I love our little world here. It's safe and sacred.

What about you ladies....ever have a great run-in or nod off with another natural while out and about? Dish, dish...

My best,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Check My 'Fro!

First off look. at. this. My first blowdryer blowout.....ask me how many times did I sing "We're brothers....we're happy and we're singing and we're colored.....give me a HIGH FIVE!" whilst patting my hair. Anyone? Props to the first commenter who knows who I'm talking about... ;o)

This is the first (and definitely not only) time I've taken heat to my hair in the form of a med to med/high hairdryer with a comb attachment on it. I love how it turned out. This is the following morning after and with a bit of shrinkage but still at somewhat of it's max height. My husband was floored. He thought that I was wearing my shower cap or something and made me raise the lights in the room so he could see that what I was working with was INDEED real. Ha! Tonight I am going to wash it and check it out to make sure that my curls come back (praying here) because I have read that some women never get their curl pattern back the same way. But some have. I'm pretty sure that I will be one of the ones that get it back. I am having a flashback to a little over a year ago when I would take my blowdryer to my new growth to smooth it out between relaxers and eventually they would fight back and spring back into action and I would have to succumb to the relaxer. So here goes nothing and everything!

While I'm gone, check out this news anchor sharing her natural story with the's nice to see women take bold steps even if it's not the "norm" in their surroundings.

My best,