A Very Hairy Weekend
How was your long weekend? Mine was utter bliss. Can we do this more often?
Besides the fact that it was a full one- I was out every day- my hair was on a roller coaster, finally ending up under that wig in the picture above.
Friday: Afropolitan Vibes at Freedom Park
I'd been getting psyched for this one all week. Every third Friday of the month it goes down at Freedom Park with a live outdoor music concert. MI took it home this time and it was an amazing experience. I rocked OUT with my people.
Meanwhile, Freedom Park is the natural habitat of afro hair- afros and puffs of all sizes, locs etc...
My phone camera is pretty useless in the dark so I didn't even bother.
|My friend Emmanuel took this pic when I wasn't looking|
Spotted: Yagazie herself with the mother of 'fros. We sidled up for a picture.
|Me, Ada, Yagazie, Ezinne|
Saturday - Speedy wash day, Chinese and Ice cream
Friday had taken its toll, seeing as I'd been on call on Thursday, home by noon friday, gym, then out at night... I just wanted to sit still and have a long wash day on Saturday. It was not to be. Ada and Ezinne met me pre-pooing with palm kernel oil and honey. I was only on my second section when I was bundled off to the bathroom.
I ended up washing my Nubian Heritage bar soap (more on that later) and quick conditioning with Shea Moisture Purification Masque, then sealing with castor oil and undoing my quick twists for a damp, more shrunken afro. I put on a burgundy hat...
Speaking of which, I had ice cream there later at night in another group of four.
I started out my crochet braids at night before bed.
Sunday- Art Exhibition
Finished up the crochet braids quite early.
Ooo, so in the evening I went for an art exhibition by the African Artists' Foundation at the Ford Foundation HQ in Banana island.
I don't claim to know art in terms of brush strokes, shadow etc, but I do know what touches me and what I find beautiful. I'm most drawn to art depicting the female form... oh never mind.
|My look for the evening|
|The burgundy hat made a reappearance|
There was also a video by Akwaeke Emezi, a short film. It took my breath away.
|Maureen and Ada, caught duck-lipping|
|Watch out for Maureen Madu, she's a talented artist|
Took out the crochet braids. I'll explain why in a proper post on it. My scalp was sore from all the manipulation by the time I was done so I let it rest and tried my first puff!
Evening found me at Ikoyi waterside watching the water and drinking in the cool breeze and making peace with the end of a beautiful holiday.
Unfortunately, my hair wasn't at peace yet. I wasn't sure what to do when I got home so I put it in four cornrows with the intention of wearing a puff to work. Tuesday morning I was NOT in the mood to talk to my hair so I left the cornrows in and finally put to good use one of the wigs my mom got me.
That's been my hair for the rest of the week. Been moisturising my cornrows nightly with a spritz of plain water, and sealing with my diy cocoa butter cream.
Till next post :*