Hair

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Your curls ain’t like mine

Eventually I knew what my hair wanted, it wanted to be itself…to be left alone by anyone, including me, who did not love it as it was. Alice Walker

I approached the glass window at the fish department and began to look inside to see if I could find any fresh looking fish. A woman behind the counter asked if I needed any help as she complemented me on my hair.

“Wow, I love your hair!”

I replied “Thank you.” She then said, “I’ve always wanted to go natural, but I want my hair to curl like yours.”

I paused for a second and responded, “You should definitely go natural, however,  you will have your own beautiful curl pattern!”

I smiled and walked away feeling like I accomplished something by encouraging her to embrace her natural hair.  But what she didn’t know, is that I too, like her, wanted my curls to be like someone else’s. read more