Natural Hair Journey: The Fortuitous Good Hair Day

March 5, 2013

Camera 1: Looking like the Cynthia doll from “Rugrats” on wash day.

Since going natural at the start of 2012, my hair journey has been marked by some rough days and some really awesome days. Days when I’m bored with my coils, tired of the process (it takes work) or receive backhanded compliments from let’s just call them “uninformed” people. But also days when just glancing in the mirror and seeing my mane in all its kinky glory can brighten my mood, or receiving kudos from a fellow naturalista is just the reassurance I need to keep up with my natural hair journey. And I realize that it’s just that — a journey. Surely there’ll be highs and there’ll definitely be lows.

After finding everything in the world to do besides detangle, wash and deep condition my hair last weekend, I finally got down to it, much later than I would have hoped for Sunday night. By the time I had done all that, I was tired and rushed through putting my hair in two-strand twists. When I woke up and got ready for work, I wasn’t expecting favorable results.

Then this happened.

Camera 2: Loving life because my twist out came out nicely.

Boom! “And the crowd goes wild, as if Holyfield has just won the fight!” (bonus points if you can name that reference in the comments section below) Moisture, volume, curl definition. Nothing out of the ordinary to the naked eye, but to me, a small victory for sure. Haha. You should know by now, I take my hair very seriously.

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  • Reply beckyv27 March 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

    i had to google answer, ahhaaa. so i will not post.

  • Reply beckyv27 March 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I had to google the answer hahaa, so I will not post answer.

  • Reply ashley ♥ adores March 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Haha. Thanks for being honest! And thanks for reading 🙂

  • Reply betty davis March 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Ashley, I have no idea what the statement is referencing. Can’t wait to see what the answer is.

    • Reply ashley ♥ adores March 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Hopefully someone guesses correctly soon. Thanks for checking out my posts ❤

  • Reply Vetty March 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    spottieodiedopalicious…i’ll take 2

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