The awkward moment when you realise that your hair has broken and you need to start again

I had to write about this! I recently took out my braids and to my dismay my hair was dry, at odd lengths and making me upset. People think that black hair is so versatile and tough. They have gotten it into their heads that just because black women can switch between afro, straightened, relaxed, weaved and braided hair, that the hair must be easy to maintain because there is so much variety. Let me set the record straight once and for all: THAT’S A LIE.

In general black women struggle to keep a decent amount of hair on their head because the hair is generally quite weak. Most, if not all hairstyles are not great for hair of Afro origin and that is why we jump from hairstyle to hairstyle in the hope that we will find a style that will not cause our hair to endlessly snap off. Ok so maybe I am being bitter and speaking mostly about myself here, but this is a cry for help!



About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: My literature blog: NMx
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