But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. – King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
A writer went further to say; “…it is a glory to her; it is comely and beautiful; it is agreeable to her sex, she looks like herself; it becomes and adorns her”
I’m not here to preach. Just see this, as me making reference to a book I read.
Why then sister, have you chosen to favor your Malaysian, Brazilian, Peruvian hair over the hair that comes out of your head? Somebody feels sidelined because Darling Yaki is not in my list? No? That, is disposable, so not my focus in this post in terms of the attention lavished on the hair.
You can have all the money in the world to buy all the ‘real’ human hair extensions ever produced. You can fix all the hair and compete favorably in terms of looks with Beyonce or even the original owners of the hair you now take so much pride in. But if you’re not taking care of the hair that comes out of your head, that’s an EPIC FAIL!
After investing so much money in having a collection of the best human hair, we go a few steps further to invest in the best shampoos and conditioners to keep that unknown woman’s hair in tip-top shape.
Nobody knows what your natural hair looks like. Infact, nobody except your hairstylist may ever know, because beneath all the celebrity weave, is your nutrient and moisture starved hair with probably receding hairline. You take off your weave only in the salon and replace with another immediately. Not like that should be a problem, but if you’re doing that because you think your hair is too bad to let anyone see, then maybe its time you focused on treating your hair rather than hiding it.
A friend sent me a particular picture. You’ll be amazed at how terrible the state of some ladies’ hair has become.
Some people due to no fault of theirs have receding hairline and other hair issues caused by infections, but if you’re lucky, its not too late to get treated.
Even the Bible’s emphasis is on ‘her’ hair. Not Suhailah Fatimah’s hair (That’s the Malaysian woman’s name. The one you stripped of her glory. Hehe).
We should put more effort into growing our own healthy hair. And even if you belong to the class of people who like to keep it short, make sure your scalp and hair is healthy.
Some people are blessed with good genes and they have their hair intact with little or no care. Sadly some of us have to put in extra extra effort to make it happen. To the ones with good genes, imagine what a little attention will do to your hair. Those who don’t find it so easy, you probably are not doing the right things yet.
Shout out to my Afrodiva friend Preye Ombu a.ka. Preyonce;
Watching her hair growth journey over the years has inspired so many of us. In just three and half years, she made us truly believe Naija hair can grow. Worthy of note is the fact that she has had the issue of ‘no front hair’ before. And she grew all this hair from the big chop (low cut or Teenie Weenie Afro) in just three and half years. Her consistency deserves commendation everyday. Thanks to her, I decided to take hair care seriously this year. You should too. You can choose to go natural like my friend (which I think is really sexy by the way); no relaxer or you can stay perming. Choice is yours. Either way, taking care of your hair is taking care of yourself.
I would share tips from time to time (the ones she shares with me :D). But first, you need to resolve in your heart that you’ll treat your hair better. Lets say goodbye to the days when you are too shy to leave your natural hair out for even half of one day.
It takes a lot of patience and consistency, but in the end its really worth it.
Cheers…to a fresh start.
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