This post was inspired by a combination of reading BGLH, Clutch Magazine and Eccentric Yoruba. We often focus on the bad experiences because we need to rationalize them but actually there are so many positive experiences which we don't rave about. I do think my journey has been a hugely positive experience for me. For example, I decided as it was a sunny day (extremely rare in UK), I would wear a yellow dress and wore my hair out in a sideswept knot out. (Yes I did plan this 5 days ago on the basis of the weather forecast lol). I couldn't walk one step without someone saying something about the hair or the dress or both.
For this reason I'd like to share the best compliments I have ever received for my natural hair:
1. Natural Hair Resilience : I decided to put extensions in my hair and my husband came home and looked at me strangely. I wondered what was wrong with him and he then asked in a sad quiet voice, 'Why is your hair not natural anymore?' After so many years of wearing my hair just as it is, I didn't realize I would cause mild trauma to my husband by 'changing' the texture with extensions. I did explain to him that extensions are temporary and my hair was still natural.
2. Natural Hair Style : 'Trendy', 'Chic', 'Funky' and 'Turn around let me see the whole thing!' which was for last weekend's free form Afro and today's side swept knot out. I love being a trendsetter :)
I do tend to find that compliments come when the hair is coordinated to an outfit. I don't know if that is just an excuse for my clotheshorse alter ego to buy more clothes. What do you think? What is the nicest compliment that has been paid to you, for what style and why did you like the compliment?