I don't know it is weird huh? It is like when people compliment my hair, I always find a way to down play how much I love my hair :-/ How proud I am of my hair :-/ I am all of those things, but when it draws the attention of others, I seem to cower at the idea of promoting hair care or, how seriously I care for my hair.
For instance...someone says "Why do you wear weave, when you got a head full of hair"?
I say "Because I don't feel like dealing with this mess!"....
1. I actually hate referring to my hair as "mess", because it is far from that, but I think that if I refer to it as such, then it deflects my genuine adoration for my hair lol.
2. The first thing that actually comes to mind is to explain "Protective Styles". But I think I am over trying to explain hair care, to people who simply just don't get it.
OR...Even Worse...Somone compliments me on how beautiful my hair is...and again, I will say
"this mess"....Kinda like someone who has just spent hours (or lots of money getting dressed...they get complimented and say "Oh this old thing?"
What is it with that!?!
I know apart of me feels awkward because they are complimenting on something that they could very well achieve themselves, with just a tad bit of effort. Hair care has been one of the easiest challenges that I have ever faced, unlike weight loss, if I have a lazy week, it does not result in a major set back....I am so tired of fluctuating weight lol...guess I should stop having so frequent lazy days lol....anywho when they compliment me...I kinda want to tell them...Hey this could be you...but I don't want to offend anyone, or solicite unwanted advise, so I kinda just shut down completely...probably calling it "a mess". To just shut down the whole hair conversation...if I go into detail as to what I do they will say "You do too much!"...and I will be compelled to say...."I do a lot....I have a lot of hair...you do to little and you have..........."
Yea I'd rather just facetiously call my hair "a mess." lol
Have you ever felt ashamed or "awkward" about your hair progress?