Having hated wearing wigs and weaves and always dreaded running or going to the gym due to sweatiness and of course that awful itchiness of the scalp that follows, I am chuffed with my fresh cut. I feel free, sexy, youthful and there’s also a sudden surge of energy and vibrancy in my spirit, it’s quite weird but I love it!
Once I came across a magazine article that explained why most black women avoided exercises because of their weaves and Wigs. I could relate to that but I thought that was quite sad that we have chosen weaves and wigs over our actual overall health! Like…wow! This is however significantly evident in my local gym which is usually packed every evening with active, actual hot, ‘hawt’ ‘haut’ (ah! ok leave it Jane! ) and sweaty people… but you could only spot two or three black women working out and in some occasions, non at all except me! I only forced myself to exercise occasionally because I am historically terrified of being fat. For a race with a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes, which is caused predominantly by unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, it is indeed very sad.
In all honesty, deciding to wear my hair short and natural was a hard one until I bumped into a gorgeous Ghanaian lady at the supermarket with the most beautiful TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) and a smile to match. I went straight to her, registered my compliment and then demanded who her hairdresser was. I knew at that point that wearing my hair cute and natural would be super liberating and of course a nice top up to my self acquired status of a ‘sexy Mama’
Let’s not forget I am now age 40 and rapidly heading towards 41 this summer, I am therefore desperate to retain a bit of my youthfulness regardless of my religion or cultural perspectives of a mum and a woman of my age.
See the link below to watch how I achieved the look and my amazing transformation.
I love it! What do you think?
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