Trust me, I had said no for too long.
I was too scared to enter an adventure where there was no way out.
Let’s say I am the kind of girl who likes to enjoy all the options and not have to choose.
If I had known that being grown up was all about making decisions, I would have stayed young.
I hated them. Why do we have to choose? Why can’t we have everything? While choices gave people freedom, they constricted my ability to have everything available. How could one ever choose one thing over the other? Every option had pros and cons. Why could people not just have all the options so that they could enjoy the pros and not have to worry about the cons.
So what has this got to do with my day Yes in the dreadlocks journey?
Let’s just say… it was a choice I had to make.
Choosing to have my hair locked means that I would be choosing to have one hair style.
I would be “choosing” long streaks of hair on my head instead of having the varied options and versatility I enjoy with my fro.
See what I mean?
With my Afro, I do not have to choose one look I can
Pack it in a bun
Add some extensions or simply wear it as it is….as an Afro!
With the dreadlocks, I will lose these options.
However, that said,
I find myself feeling frustrated most times. I have no time to make my hair as often as I need to.
Now in my second year at university, I find myself prioritising my studies over my hair, as you would expect.
To be fair, with student life on full gear. I was combing away the glory from my hair.
I literally went from long hair to short hair because I was combing it so often in less than a month.
I was not happy with my hair at all. I even contemplated chopping off the hair for the sake of peace.
I reconsidered my decision about the wearing dreadlocks.
Since I was willing to snip off the hair for the sake of convenience, this seemed like a more viable option.
I heard that all I needed was a locktician say every 6-8 weeks to relock and absolutely nothing apart from oil my hair in between.
I heard that locking my hair will allow the hair grow as nature intended
I would miss my Afro though, but I heard that with time when the dreadlocks had grown, I style it in different ways.
So it would not even be monotonous after all.
That was right up my street. Trust me.
I think this was a seriously good idea. But how on earth would I lock my hair. Who would do it for me?
To be continued.
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