The other night, in the midst of a full blown “Lala’s Full Court Life” re-run marathon, Lala Anthony’s mother gave her some interesting pre-marital advice: never go to bed with a scarf on.
This is far from a new healthy hair debate and it would take an entire post of its own to hash out both sides of the argument. From the liberal “he should accept you for who you are and be more understanding” to the “No way! How do you expect to keep the spice?” the spectrum has many different opinions.
While not in a serious relationship myself, I must admit that I fall on the more conservative end. The reality is I have spent countless hours trying to think up cute yet innovative ways to protect my ends while not killing the fantasy. I am still working out the mathematical formula to the number of days, weeks and months that it might take to make the appearance of the head scarf acceptable. Don’t hold your breath.
Nonetheless, a tight budget and a slight lack of motivation has kept me from trying out ideas that require new supplies. So, more often than not, free, unwrapped hair wins followed by serious morning after TLC. As of late, that method has started to take a negative toll on my hair. In a deadly combination of summertime heat and a four-month relaxer stretch, I am losing this battle.
So now here we are. I’ve made a new promise to my hair that it will be wrapped every night, despite the sleeping arrangements. There have been some pretty shady tactics involved in this process. A few that I am only sharing for the benefit of my healthy hair sisters, embarrassment aside.
This has included going to bed last and waking up first and even mastering lights off hair wrapping techniques I know, I know don’t judge me; he is cute! Regardless of my super spy antics, and recent success with my new rule, I figured there had to be a better way.
Originally posted 2014-09-04 15:00:13.