Last night, I decided to do Bantu Knots using just oil. My hair was previously in flat twist out, and I did not see any need in putting in moisturizer. So, smart little me, decided to just put some oil and cross my fingers that my hair will feel soft the next day.
Well, it did feel soft! It always does when I use the Goin' Natural Morargan Gold Moroccan Oil. However, the ends were DRY. Ouch! I remembered something that Naptural85 said in her latest video regarding Pros and Cons of Long Natural Hair. She mentioned that "as your hair gets longer, it takes a longer time for the natural oils on your scalp to travel to the ends of your hair" , which is the oldest part of your hair. I feel that this is one of the issue. However, I should have sealed in the moisture with either a thicker oil like Jamaican Black Castor Oil, or my Whipped Shea Butter. Lesson learnt.
I feel so blessed to be a mother to 2 beautiful daughters. They are such wonderful gifts from God.
I am also thankful to have a mother who is also an influence in my life. Through thick and thin, I do truly appreciate her prayers for me. Every 1st of the month, she calls me and says a prayer on my behalf. For that, I am forever grateful.
When I was a little girl, I remember my mom's many attempts to "tame" my wild hair. To make it presentable, she would stick a million bobby pins in my hair, I did not like the process, but the outcome was admirable. With those magic bobby pins, she created bangs without cutting my hair.
Every weekend, my mom will unfailingly take me to the local hair braider to get my hair cornrowed into popular styles like suku, ipako elede. (ponytail style, all to the back). Unlike other mothers that decided to perm their child's hair, myself included, my mother did not make that decision, I did that on my own at the age of 13, after BEGGING my dad to let me relax my hair.
When I decided to go natural, I told my mother, and she was a little apprehensive about the decision. However, when she saw all the different styles that I came up with and the care I gave to my hair and that of my children, she was pleased that I knew how to care for my hair and also how to keep it looking "neat and stylish". My mom is a stylish ageless lady! She has what I call, "Ageless Beauty".