February 1, 2003 in Beauty & Hair

Afro or No Afro

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This morning, after semi-annual visit to dentist for cleaning, my younger sister and I went and got our hair done. My younger sister was pleased. She has been bugging me for months to do a girls day at the salon but I’ve resisted. But now, I need to. You see I took out my braids over the long MLK weekend and didn’t get them put back in. After spending 16+ hours to take out (I did it by myself), I just wasn’t willing to spend another 8+ hours to get them redone. So I got my hair cut and I’m wearing it out which is somewhat problematic since I don’t have a perm. Thinking of wearing an afro, but that might be a bit too drastic for my corporate job. We’ll see. If I don’t put the braids back in, come summer I’m going natural. And this my friend, is another incentive to loose weight.
P.S. I’ll post an updated picture soon!


  1. March 18, 2003 at 3:36 am


    I have always loved the soft and delicate look of an afro. I’ve wanted to go back to that look for years but was too shy. Last week I got up the courage to do what I wanted to dofor years and went for it.
    I LOVE it! My husband tells me I look sexy (giggle!) and “ultra-feminine” (his words, so you know I’m not being a snob).
    I plan on keeping it like this for a long time. It’s 4 inches thick or so my stylist says, and it’s sooo easy to maintain! If you’ve never tried this style, you’re missing out on something special. Get an afro!

  2. February 3, 2003 at 2:16 pm


    It might just be me. While I want to do it, I’m not ready for it. As I kid, I remember begging my mom to get a perm as I was sick of having to get my hair straightened every weekend. Now I’m regressing. I’m sick of the perm. But going natural and keeping current length requires a lot more work than I care to invest.

  3. February 2, 2003 at 3:18 am

    Leigh Hanlon

    I don’t see how an Afro would be inappropriate in a corporate setting — or any setting, for that matter.

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