18 months after going natural, a woman complemented me on my first ever twist out. I was over the moon all day. You couldn’t tell me nothin! I was ready to rock twist outs every single day, but of course my second try was nowhere near as bomb, and the travails of free hair checked me real quick…
She said she was natural, too, underneath, and I asked how long she’d been in the game.
I thought–wooow!–that’s, like, a really long time. I couldn’t imagine it.
Now, here I am. This week I’ll be 5 years natural and wondering where the time has gone.
As far as the fro, it looks nothing like Naptural85’s hair at five years. Yeah, I said it. I watched that length check video a long time ago and secretly hoped for comparable results. We all do it!
But I ain’t mad. I’m not even disappointed. My fro is awesome and will take its sweet time being so, while I enjoy every hard-earned inch of it.
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