I am trying to wear my hair natural and feeling somewhat frustrated. It is thick and nappy and almost untamable. I am not trying to make a political statement, I am just sick of paying so much to get my hair done. I use to have a perm, but I got tired of that and wore braids to let the perm grow out. Now, just to get my hair washed, conditioned and hot pressed (blown straight) cost like $55 and that doesn’t even last more than a week sometimes, particularly if I am being good about going to the gym. Lately, it has been one of the main excuses for not going to the gym; I do not want to sweat my hair out. Crazy–but true! So I am trying to see if I can wear it natural. But having done it for three days, I am aggravated and I just do not know if I can make it work. On Monday I went to work wearing an afro puff (better known as bun). I simply wasn’t ready to let it all hang out. Then on Tuesday, I left wearing the afro but by the time I got to work, it was all over the place that I put it back in the ponytail. It was so windy and my hair did not lay flat that I looked like a crazy woman. Same for Wednesday. So I’m trying to figure out what to do. I don’t want to give up so easily. But not only am I having difficulty figuring out how to wear my hair, also stressing about which products to use to tame my hair. In the past week alone, I wasted so much time doing research at sites like Nappturality and Motowngrl, it’s not even funny. I suppose I just need to give it time. I really want this to work.