Saturday, September 15, 2012

CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR?

Every time I have my hair braided anywhere outside Africa, I get lots of stares. Am I the only one this happens to? Not that I'm upset, on the contrary, I like the fact that people are curious as to how I attached a waist long braid to my less than 10inches of hair. So, I was at the bus stop waiting for a bus (obviously) and I notice this guy staring and smiling at me. At first, I keep a straight face because I was just really knackered but since he kept smiling, I decided to smile back. Then he said 'I really like your hair' and of course, after having four women on my hair at the same time for about 6hours, in my mind I'm going 'you better like it, all this pain cannot be wasted'. But I only mouthed a 'thank you' and a big grin on my face. The next thing he goes, 'I'm sorry, can I touch your hair?'. Call me weird but I don't mind people touching my hair (with the exception of my natural hair. that takes too long to lay still). So, I let him praying he didn't yank it off. He didn't  Thank God. Anyways, the morale of this story is that there is no morale. Just a story of a black girl with her waist length braids.

In other news. I saw a picture of a girl wearing a dashiki and I told my mum I wanted one, so we went around Lagos looking for one and when I saw this yellow and blue design, I was in love. What do you guys think?










OUTFIT DETAILS
Dashiki - Surulere Market
Belt & Boots - New Look
Bag - Zara

"Life is too SHORT to LONG for things you cannot take after death - Ezekiel Azonwu"

Lots of love.


16 comments:

  1. Omg I know right! It happened to me at school and they were like "how did your hair grow that much in a day" haha
    Anyway I love the dashiki and the way you styled it!!! Fab!
    xx

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  2. I know all about the fascination people have with our hair, especially the bit about touching it! I love the dashiki and the boots! This may be one of my fave looks!

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  3. I love your braids and the whole outfit. Love it n I have totally experienced that hair touching thing, I don't mind if someone asks, what I don't like is when people touch without asking lol. You look fab girl

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    1. I didn't mind my hair being touched. What I disliked was being asked the SAME questions EACH and EVERY TIME I had my hair re-done
      1. Is that your real hair?
      2. Where does your real hair come up to?
      3. How does it stay on your head?
      4. How long is your natural hair then?
      5. Can you feel it when I touch it? (What the...?!)
      6. How long does it take to do it?

      Love your hair here! stunning girl

      xoxo
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  4. even here in Africa/Nigeria... a lot of guys are fascinated with braids...
    when i took out mine last month, u should have heard the grumblings of some of d guys in my class. lool.
    d way u styled d dashiki here is soooo nice. i love it.

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  5. you look amazing!
    am definitely braiding to school!
    Love your shoes too :)

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  6. Im in Love too n ure braids are so awesome gosh

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  7. this is so vibrant and cute :D
    we got similar braids! ;)

    check some DIY :)


    http://styleonmel.blogspot.com/

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  8. Haha I can imagine!Anyway I like the way you styled it and your braids really suits the outfit it's very ethnic.

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  9. Just gorgeous. I am loving those booties.
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  10. lovely outfit , i love the boots more.I norminated your blog for Liebester Awards.

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  11. Oh wow you look amazing love that top <3 x

    http://lolitasfashionideas.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Love your booties! Totally awesome.

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  13. Wow. I have this exact danshiki. Even to the green details. It's exactly the same colour. But I got mine in Ghana. I've been looking for where to buy in Lagos.

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I am so glad you're taking the time out to comment. It really does put a smile on my face ♥