I wear my hair naturally, usually in some partially wet, curly fro. Why partially wet? Because water makes the magic of my curl happen, and gel holds it. I just let that junk air dry…no heat needed.
Anyways…I’m always being approached about what magic ingredient I use in my hair, or whether or not its processed, or just how I get it to curl like that. People sometimes want to touch it, and they always approach me with this childlike curiousity…there’s no magic, no hair mojo. It’s just natural. This is the texture that I got and I work it how I do. I encourage anyone who’s going natural or who is natural to take on the same attitude…but on to this mornings adventure…
I get on the shuttle bus to the hospital where I work. Lady sits behind me and *whispers* “excuse me”. She was so quiet that I thought maybe she was saying excuse me b/c she’d belched or farted…hearing or smelling neither, I turn around.
She’s leaning over, peering thru the small space between the seats, staring at me intensely. She whispers…again…”swwwh sswwhh shww, your hair…swwh swwh”. Me “excuse me?” and I think to myself…is this chic sick? Maybe she can’t speak audibly b/c I certainly can’t hear her…
she continues “shwwwsh, shwwhsh…use in your hair?” Oh! I wet it and put in this Fantasia Hair Polisher Gel.
Now of course I’m sort of whispering now b/c she’s whispering. Still not sure what the secret is though… she goes “shhwsshh shshww?”
Now I’m beginning to feel like this is more of a conversation about buying weed on the way to work than it is about hair products. I say “huh?” She says “so what’s the name of the product” and I repeated it to her, adding that she could find it at CVS.
It occured to me that this chic was not ill, she just had a bad case of “Baby-Voiced Darius” (c) Awkward Black Girl www.awkwardblackgirl.com check it out if you don’t know….
Probably the most strange interaction I’ve had abt my hair…whispered on a shuttle in the space b/w the two seats in the row I was seated on this morning…hmm