Wednesday, December 9, 2009
First Retightening....Better Late than Never
My family is outspoken, and I braced myself for the reactions to my hair. I've always had hair that grows long and thick. Just cutting it off would be cause for an "ear-full", but locking it was sure to draw comments. I was lucky, my cousin blazed the path of locks in my family a couple of years ago. She has small traditional locks. When I walked in the door with the baby on my hip (whom they haven't seen in a while), the first thing said was, "Let us see the hair." That didn't bode well. I walked up to my oldest, most conservative aunt to let her inspect "the hair" (might as well get it over with). "Beautiful, just beautiful", she pronounced. You could have knocked me over with the proverbial feather! Most of my family liked my hair. A couple of my aunts said they liked it, but they liked the relaxer better. You can't please everybody.
My retightening finally occurred two weeks later (seven weeks after the install). My consultant was happy with my hair's progress. She corrected the bunching, but was pleased that my hair wasn't really slipping. My next appointment is in six weeks.