Bad Hair Day

Being bi-racial, our daughter, Shantel, has hair that is curly and textured, but not as nappy as some full black people have. I think her hair is absolutely beautiful in its natural curly state. It has just enough curl and it doesn’t get all frizzy.

Shantel spends A LOT of time and money on her hair….This past Saturday, I took her to Phoenix to her hair stylist for a deep conditioner treatment, ends trimmed, and her hair flat ironed, which is a three-hour process that straightens her hair and it will stay straight until she gets it wet. Once her hair gets wet, it goes back to its natural curly condition when it dries.

Today, as we were getting ready to go to Shantel’s college campus to continue practicing her routes to each of her classes, Shantel came into my room and said “LOOK AT MY HAIR MOM, half of my hair is straight and the other half went back to natural curly”. I asked her what happened and she said “I don’t know but If you ever thought you had a “bad hair day” you need to look at this and think again”.

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Apparently, what happened, is after Shantel had her hair flat ironed, she wrapped it like the stylist tells her to do when she takes a shower, but instead of using a shower cap she used her sleep cap which is made out of silk and helps her hair stay smooth while she sleeps. I asked her why she didn’t use her shower cap and she said it had a hole in it and she needed to buy a new one so she thought she could get by just this once using the sleep cap.. Wrong! While taking her shower, some water got on the sleep cap but only on one side so only one side of her hair got wet leaving it curly when it dried. You can clearly see one side is curly and higher up on her shoulder, while the other side is straight and hangs down much longer.

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I suggested to Shantel that she try wetting her hands and running them through the straight side in the hopes it would dampen the hair enough to make it curl but that didn’t work and we didn’t have enough time for her to do her hair all over again.

As we were walking out to the car, Shantel said “all I can do is pray everyone sleeps in late today so I won’t run into anyone I know at school. I said “what are you going to do if we do see people you know and they ask you what happened to your hair”? Shantel laughed and said “well, I guess I can always tell them I’m embracing both the black and white sides of my bi-racial hair”.

That’s our girl, keeping her funny sense of humor, even on a “bad hair day”.

Stay Tuned!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Aug 15, 2013 @ 01:49:28

    OMG…what a story!!! Don’t ya know when Shantel is reading this twenty years from now she’ll crack up! Too funny!!!! xoxo

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