By Terez Howard
When I was on vacation, a woman came up to me and said that she loved my hair. I smiled and said thank you. Who doesn’t love a compliment?
Then, she went on to say that her friend had been trying to do twists, but she just could not get them right. She said that my hair was the way twists, or “twisties,” as she put it, should be. I thanked her again, and then in my kindest voice, replied, “Well, I have Sisterlocks.”
She nodded and kept right on talking about my cute hair until the gas ran out in her motor mouth, and she walked away.
I don’t mind if someone thinks my natural hair resembles braids, twists or some other natural hair style. But, they will get corrected. I’m proud to say that I have real Sisterlocks, and I want to tell the world about this amazing hair care system. Not everyone cares to know the ins and outs of Sisterlocks. I think that was the case with the woman who complimented my “twists.”
I appreciate the compliment. However, I cannot stand to let that mistaken view slide. I figure that once she knows about how wonderful Sisterlocks are, she might want to give up the creamy crack that was eating away at her hairline and take a walk on the natural side. If I can help someone wake up from the woes of relaxed hair, then I will be more than just a girl with natural hair. I’d feel like someone that made a woman discover her own natural beauty.
I’m coming down from my soapbox now. Tell me, do you correct people when your Sisterlocks are mistaken for something else?