You Queens know I frequent the gym at least 3xs a week. Well, today was a gym day and also a hair wash day. Yep you guessed it! I wash my locs at the gym because I like to use up their water! LOL I know, I know I ain't right. Anyhow, I was just going about my business over at the mirrors trying to squeeze excess water out of my locs, and using my cute pink hair dryer to dry my scalp area: when a white woman who was drying her hair goes, "Excuse me, but is all that your hair? No extensions or weave or anything?" I deeply sigh because well, I have to endure this question all the time. "Why yes it is all...my hair." You know what was next, "Well that's just amazing, how long have you been growing it?" I'm thinking, 'what's so damn amazing about a black girl with long hair?' I tell her, "I've been growing it for 8 years." I turn my dryer back on because I ain't about to have this conversation with some older white woman at 7:30 in the damn morning.
Then she says it..."Well I envy you not having to wash your hair all of the time. I mean most black women say they want hair like white women but they just don't know how time consuming it is. It's a pain!"
I just smile and continue on my lil business. Seriously lady? Seriously most black women want white woman hair? What could I say? That's what the media portrays, that's what Chris Rock showed on the damn movie screen, that we black women are dying to have 'white girl hair.'
I really wanted to turn around and march right over to her and yell, "Lady all of us black women don't want no stringy white girl hair! We black women love our natural, kinky, curly, wavy hair!" But I can't say that now can I.
So I continue my ritual wrap my shit up on top of my head get dressed, and marched my happy ass right on outta that locker room.
P.S. I am in no way prejudice you all know this; but this is how I felt this morning. So for all of you who take offense of me saying stringy white girl hair...just hit the next button on the top of the blog. Thank you.
Stay Blessed & Happy Locing!