Monday, September 14, 2009

My Hair Rant

Alright so I have to rant about something. On two occasions this weekend I was complimented on my Sisterlocks.

Now in the past when this has happened I corrected them and said “Oh thank you but they are not Sisterlocks. They are braid locs that I did, and as they grew I just maintained them.” Then of course the next question would be “Oh for real, can you do my hair?” Then I would have to politely decline.

Now you have to forgive me because I tend to go on a rant, and I might even ramble.

I don’t like to do other peoples hair because there was a time that I did do hair when I was in middle and high school I would do box braids and micros, I like to take my time and make sure the parts are on point and make sure everything is perfect. I would not do anything to their hair that I wouldn’t want on mine. Well there were a few people (didn’t really know them) that would get attitudes that I would not be done with their hair in a certain amount of time and would say so while Im doing their hair. Sooo needless to say unless they are family I won’t even touch their hair, and sometimes doing families hair is a stretch.

Back to what I was saying this weekend when I got the compliments on my “Sisterlocks” I didn’t bother to correct them and not because I wanted to pass them as Sisterlocks. I absolutely love the fact that people would even think that my work is Sisterlocks. I didn’t correct them because I just didn’t want to go through the whole thing of them asking me if I would do their hair. Yes I know that I can’t assume that every person that compliments my hair is going to ask me to do their but I would say 9 out of 10 if they are not locked, and they know of Sisterlocks, they are probably shopping around. I have talked to my friend about this and she just says why lie just tell them that they are not SL and you don’t do other people’s hair. One would think that its simple right? Well its not. If only you could see they way their whole body language changes once I say yes I did this but no I wont do yours its like daggers in my back, and I just don’t want to go through that.

Well that’s all for my rant today.
On a lighter side here are some updated pictures of my hair. I cant really tell if there have been any changes besides the fact that it has grown some but that is about it.


msfullroller said...

I hear ya Sis! Incidents these last few months have clearly defined the statement from a cousin-in-law of mine as to why he will not work on family members vehicles (he is a mechanic)and it's for the very reasons you have stated in your post. Rant on 'cuz you are speaking the truth!

Looking forward to your pics!

The Real Nique said...

OMG, I completely feel you! Sometimes, you just don't want to go through the whole thing.

BTW, you profile pic is the bomb! Your hair is so full and growing so much. Love it!

anthia-ofo said...

your hair looks great!

dewdrop said...

It's about time you updated! j/k. For a minute I forgot that you had BLs. but it doesn't matter because your locks are beautiful regardless.

Your rant is completely understood and trust me, you'll reach a point where you just start saying 'thanks' regardless of what people call your locks and just move on. I've heard twists and braids but I always emphasize that they're locks and people are still confused. Anyway, I agree with The Real Nique's comment so just keep doing you.

You and your locks look so divine!

Serving Christ said...

You are looking fabulous and fly!

Gigglz said...

Although I haven't experienced the Q&A sessiongs for long, I completely understand your feeling. I just say thanks, correct them and keep it moving.

BTW....Your hair color is absolutely gorgeous on you!!!

Spiral_Loc said...

Nice, pictures! I had people tell me my SL look nice, and I tell them I have ext. braids.... Usually that will be the end of it though. :)

Take care~

cheleski said...

it is amazing how they look like SLs....they have matured beautifully!

Lyfe-Luv-Locs said...

OMG! I love the color!

Euphoria's Sisterlocks said...

Your locks look great & I love the color