It’s safe to say getting back into a busy schedule has rendered me a lazy natural! You may think I’m exaggerating but let me give you some instances to back up my statement.
Remember when I used to be excited about wash days? That giddy exciting feeling to try out ayurvedic clays, new shampoos, conditioning… That determination to try out new styles – three strand twists, finger coils etc… That tender, loving care dished out on my hair…
Does any of that ring a bell? Well all that has faded to be honest… I fondly read articles of excited budding naturalistas and smile when I remember that I was once like that! Haha! I feel like one of those seniors in secondary school that just aren’t that interested anymore. Of course I care about taking care of my hair and reaching my somewhat dwindling hair goals, the commitment is just waning. This is sounding like a bad breakup but ”it’s not you, it’s me”
Wash days: The excitement of engaging in the wash and deep conditioning ritual has been replaced with doing a quick wash in the shower with the Obia soap bar and skipping out on deep conditioning till that special cumulative washnight/weekend when I actually get to wash and deep condition topping that off with twists to keep my hair stretched.
Hair styling: The easiest style I do for myself which is also quite time-consuming is *drumroll* CROCHET BRAIDS! Thankfully, I’m also blessed to have friends around me who actually help me with my hair with/without extensions. How much have I spent on styling my hair since I got here? Zero naira well except the amount spent extensions 😀
Protective styles: My hands used to itch to unravel my protective styles, now a month goes by and I’m just like ‘wow! I can’t believe I keep twists in this long without even noticing!’ That summarizes my protective styles and don’t forget how much a turban/ankara/scarf can save the day. 😀
Quick question: Do you think this is just a phase or is hair just not that much of a big deal? How much time do you spend on your hair, do you think you could spend less time on it? I’d really appreciate your comments, please let’s share.© Copyright 2015 Tunrie, All rights Reserved. Written For: Get your Sizzelle on!