When we think of braids. At least when I think of braids I think of memories when I was a child. I used to watch my sisters getting large single braids for years. As the time went by and we all covered our hair nightly we began to see results of our mothers care. Long thick natural hair full of life. As many styles came about through the years many of us have ventured into things with our hair that our parents would hardly approve of.
I went through so many things with my hair cutting, coloring, and relaxing. The thing that I thought I would never have to go through was hiding my hair. Wearing wigs was something that I said I would never do during my life. But my wig wearing is only for purpose of styling changes on a daily basis. As I still have to Braid my hair for protection and the safety of my locks.
As the times have changed I did realize that Natural is about who I am. It is very important to learn who i am and love myself. My heart longs for self improvement and I wonder to myself how did I begin to unravel what I was taught as a child and put my body through so much with the so called style, to the point where I damaged my skin and my and my crown of hair that was so dear to me. As I begin to clean myself up and free myself of chemicals freedom and great health follows.
At this time I would like to say that Braids are wonderful and exciting and beautiful. It takes maintenance to have any style of hair on your head whether it be natural or not. Also I am obligated to clean my hair and maintain moisture and security of my whole crown as I lay upon my jewel of a crown nightly. For this I say to my tender head and my hair that flows in one direction. That I have learned from those who speaks to me of things that are not true to the fact of a braider. It is said and hurtful to tradition that I would blame a person for my lack of responsibility for my own hair (blaming someone for loss of my own hair).
Now let my wonder to myself why I might be mad at a braider because my hair is not lasting when I request that my hair be styled a certain way. Well first off I know that there are daily styles, weekly styles, and bi-monthly styles. So when I tell a braider that i want my hair really big iI know that I must not expect the hair to last two months or even six weeks. I also know that receiving braids or twists without adding hair to the braid or twist it is good for two weeks maybe three. My job in this part of receiving a service to my hair is understanding that i am a consumer and I am responsible for what I purchase. So I research and find out what I need to do as the manager of what belongs to me.
I need to take time for myself. I need to love myself. I need to be a lover of my hair just as i love my nails. I is a sexy feeling to have health in all ares of my life. Beauty reigns from my crown jewel and it catches the eye of my husband and he is satisfied. As I strengthen my crown with what i need to feed my hair naturally for cleanliness and moisture I shall shine. I need plenty of water and vegetation in my life because my foundation depends on all that I have to balance the power of life . If I can get my hair to shine then I shine. My roots are from my ancestors and I am happy to have the memory of my mother including my family where I can see what all the love was about. My mother had the true love of God in her hands also in her heart. This is why I tell you today that protection, natural hair ,box braids, senegalese twists, tree braids are all in the family of motherly love. I am convinced without a shadow of a doubt that Braids are for love of self. Yes I enjoy an Afro. With this style of hair it allows the hair to catch filth to often so I recommend that the hair be washed immediately once arriving home.
Woman are very important to life. With this I say to you all,” next time”. I shall point out to you all next why women should learn how to shine and not with jewelry. Please do not let me stop you from shopping my sisters.
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