I like to celebrate dates that have meaning to me (birthdays, anniversaries, naturalversaries, etc.). I needed a way to bring this Naturalversary in with a bang. The request was made to straighten my hair, so I was like..."what the heck?!"...lol!
I hadn't had my hair straightened since November (right before I did the big chop). I was very nervous about it. The last time I asked my cosmetologist to straighten it (which was around December) she told me no. She said, and I quote, "I don't want you walking around here looking like a mushroom!". When I went in this time and told her I wanted my hair straightened, she scrunched her face up and said she didn't know about it. This already put me on alarm. The first thing that came to mind was, I'm going to look like a mushroom!! She asked me to pull some strands of hair down (so she could see how long it was) then told me that she thought she could pull it off.
The whole time I'm getting shampooed I'm thinking "oh my goodness" because I was nervous about the length. I also knew that if she straightened it, she would have to trim it too...and I just wasn't ready for that (even though I know it's about that time).
What's funny is, there was a guy in the salon who was so fascinated with my curly afro just the way it was. He didn't think I needed to be at the salon at all right then. He heard me say I wanted it straightened and almost had a conniption. He went on for a good 5 minutes about it. I had to eventually tell him to relax and that it will curl back up!
I get in the chair and she begins the process for my blow out. I can't see anything, because she tries her hardest to keep me from being able to look in mirrors when I'm getting my hair done. She begins to flat iron and I feel each layer as she completes the style. All the other ladies were smiling, saying how much they liked it, and telling her how pretty it was! She completes the style, hands me a mirror and I am completely shocked!!
Of course I love the look. There's something about the straight hair look that draws me in...or maybe I like being able to just wrap it up at night and go!