I’m Getting My Hair Pressed for Prom
Ok…so once again, my length obsession has prompted me to do some comparison pics. Actually, more out of boredom with myself this evening than anything. Plus, me and my niece were playing around, comparing our growth to one another’s when I discovered that if I tried hard enough (ok strained) I could actually put my arm around my back and hold one of my twists.
Ha! Another hair goal met. Do y’all know how long I’ve wanted to be able to do that? Ever since I started frequenting hair albums and such, I’ve always wanted my hair to be long enough to do that. Ok…well, this nappy is doin’ the Snoopy Happy Dance cause yes, I can finally hold one of my own twists…don’t need a third person to help me do those down the back comparison shots. Ok y’all celebrate with me here. Wooohoooo!
So we get to talkin’ and my niece tells me that she has three nappy friends. So we talk about that. Then we take my comparison pic. I’m like, “Hurry up, my hand…is…slipping.”
So she finally gets several pics, and we talk about that. Then I say something like, imagine how long your hair will be when you’re a senior in high school. Now I’m sayin’ this cause I’m thinking, we show nuff go do her up with some nappy gorgeous style. And that’s when my niece informs me that she’s gonna get her hair pressed for prom.
Me: “Why, you can wear your hair nappy to prom.”
Niece: “I’ma wear my hair pressed to prom…man…” Ok this “man” stuff at the end of all of her sentences really annoy me. But anyhoo…
Me: “Why would you wanna to that?”
Niece: “Cause it’s a special occasion…I wanna wear my hair pressed.”
Me: “But nappy hair can be worn in cute styles for special occasions. I can show you some pictures of formal styles that nappies have worn in their own weddings.” She thinks about this for a moment and says…oh…ok.” I go on to tell her that I couldn’t wait (six years from now…I mean the child is only 12) to do her nappy hair up really special for prom.
Niece: “You promise.”
Me: “Yeah…I promise.”
Niece: “I wanna blow dry my hair and wear a huge afro.”
Me: “That’s more damaging than pressing your hair.”
Me: “Yep, really.”
Niece: Really disappointed. “Oh.”
Gotta keep workin’ on this kid…I swear!