While I was washing my hair last night with the Curls products I won from Ife’s blog contest, I realized that I need a change in my look. Recently I considered relaxing my hair. I don’t know why… I just want a change of pace and that last hair cut is still having a lasting effect on my psyche (it’s a looong story). I want my hair to be longer, but being a virgin of weave, braids and extensions, I’m particularly anxious about being that chick who touches her hair all the time to make sure it’s not falling out or having a headache for 18 days because the braids are too tight. And of course, there’s that Navy enlistment to consider. If I could keep my locs through boot camp, I’d just go that route, but I know the deal and won’t set myself up for the big letdown when I arrive in Chicago.
So what’s a girl to do? I’m considering loc extensions and I believe there are a couple natural stylists here in Columbus that do them. There is also the possibility of keeping my hair twisted and the blow out, but I don’t think either one will help me feel the whole longer hair vibe I want. Wigs are an option, but where does a girl get a non-cheesy, high quality afro wig? Pondering all the options is overwhelming and like most things that overwhelm me, they get put back on the shelf.
Recently proclaiming myself a woman of action though, I decided to take some time next week to do some legwork while I’m on vacation. I’ll hit up the wig stores, visit a stylist for suggestions and then make a decision. Either way, I’ll be rocking a new look by September 30 so stay tuned for an update.