As I was about to tell her I'd meet her, I caught a glance of my hair in the mirror. Wowzers! My 4b curls had shrunken. My bonnet fell off in the middle of the night and my hair was resembling Don King's hair:
"Umm, Toya, I can't come out. My hair looks CRAZY!" I told her
Toya responded, "It can't be that bad, just throw a hat on it!"
"Ma'am, a hat will not cover the atrocity on top o' my head. I'm gonna have to take a rain check."
"Girl! I have a hat on and it looks cute. I just pulled the back of my hair up, and I let the bangs hang out the front. I'm wearing a beanie."
I side-eye the phone before responding, "That's not gonna work. I haven't worn a hat since I went natural. I'll just end up looking like Homie the Clown or Re-Run from What's Happening! Uh no, it ain't happening. I'll have to catch up with you later."
It was so sad that I hadn't worn a hat since going natural - and I love hats!
|The last time I wore a hat, 2008?|
See look at Toya, she gets it:
And look at Nique from All Things O'Natural:
This is yet another hurdle in my natural hair journey. Getting used to NOT seeing long straight hair hanging from my beloved berets and fedoras is a silhouette I'm not used to. Appearance is so important to women. When you change your hair, it's inevitable that this change will enhance your wardrobe and accessories.
I don't have any tips or suggestions. I'm asking you, the readers, how do you rock your hats now that you've gone natural? Do you rock the hats more often or less often?