ME AND TINA TURNER
It started about three and a half years ago, I noticed that my hair was growing so fast that I had to trim it just about every month or so to keep the same hair style and suddenly I had one of those light bulb moments. I actually had what I thought was a good idea.
I decided to let my hair grow before it started to turn grey so that I could donate
it to 'Locks of Love', so I stopped cutting it. After all this might be my only chance, I was doomed to be grey some day, in fact I was over due the rest of the women in my family turned grey at fairly early ages and here I was still dreading that day.
My hair not only grew fast but it seemed like it was getting thicker and thicker. I used to wear my hair long a lot when I was young but as an older woman I felt silly so I would wear it up.
Then out of laziness and the fact that I never really go anywhere but to the school, store and back home, I began wearing it in a ponytail even though I think that looks silly on a older woman too, but it was fast easy and it kept it up and out of my way.
I wore it that way for those three years every day and every night too. I would take it down to brush it and wash it, then I would brush it again at night and put it right back up in that ponytail so that it wouldn't fall on my face when I was sleeping.
Now that you are bored to death I'm sure you are wondering what this could possibly have to do with Tina Turner, well I'm getting to that. Even though we have never met we now have something in common. So back to my hair.
I have very straight hair, straight as an American Indians, straight has a board.
Then I noticed at about eight months into my third year of growing my hair I had a strange looking wave or you might call it a kink, right across the top of my hair, it went from ear to ear and over the top of my head like a head band, just one wave and once it appeared it stayed. When I took my hair down to brush it, it was still there but the rest of my hair was still straight. It puzzled me?
Then the worst happened I began to start getting some grey hair, it seemed like it was coming in all at the same time but it was only on the very underside of my hair the new growth was on my neckline and at the side of my ears and no where else.
My ponytail didn't appear to have any grey yet so I decided it was time to cut it.
I already had several inches more growth then what they required so it wouldn't be a problem.
So I stood in front of the mirror and began to cut my tightly bound ponytail off, but it was a lot harder to do by myself then I thought it was going to be so I got my daughter to finish it.
The ponytail came off and what was left of my hair fell free and here is where Tina comes in.
My grandson came running to see what the commotion was about my daughter was trying to keep a straight face and I was screaming in shock "Oh my God, what happened to my hair, what could have caused this?"
My daughter is trying to calm me down while at the same time trying not to laugh and telling me she likes it, she thinks it's cute. I can't believe what I am seeing in the mirror and I'm screaming "It's not cute, I'm Tina Turner. This is Tina Turners hairdo. You don't believe me look, here it is on this CD" and I show her a picture of Tina on one of my CD's.
Do you see this picture of Tina she's not singing, she's pointing at her hair and she screaming what a mess.
And now it's my hair. Well it was my hair, mine has already grown a great deal, but it's no
longer straight, it's very curly, when it's wet it's at its best the curls look like lovely ringlet but the minute it drys it becomes wild and frizzy,bushy and ugly like an Afro gone bad.
Let's face it people Tina could pull off anything and look good but an ugly old white women with a big nose does not look good with a frizzy Afro.
I need a hair dresser but if I go to a hairdresser, do I go to one that fixes white peoples hair or do I go to one that fixes black peoples hair I don't know what kind of products to put on it to make it look decent.
I need some help. I need some information. I need a hug!