Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Cornrows Out...and In Again!
Been so busy lately I haven't had time to pop in here! Hope everyone is doing great and I really miss y'all. Thanks for your patience and your continuous visit to my blog. Just a quick picture story of how my hair is doing. I carried some hair products in small syrup bottles along with me to Nigeria where I have been for the past 2 weeks; not knowing when I go back home yet...thanks to the job. I feel a little homesick, miss my family especially my kids. This place is like a second home courtesy of my job and several visits here.....yep, but there is no place like home.
I still washed my last cornrows 2 times a week and after more than 2 weeks, I just had to undo it. I was far East in Onitsha and I went to this hairdresser I got box braids for once in the past with a pix of the cornrow updo above and wanted the same thing done.
From the word "Go", I knew I was in for a surprising end I won't be pleased about. Hhahhahahhaahaha......I tried helping out as many times with directions but my lady just wasn't getting it. I decided at a point to just let her use her creativity as she said the style was "Galaxy" and she had done it before. It is so easy to spot the differences, right? Just a complete case of North and South with me endig up looking like Mr T!! (Remember that TV series......*my sides hurt from mad laughter each time I see these pixs!)
Oya, let's try another "packing" style jare. She agreed and together we did the one above. I was more comfy with leaving the salon and went straight to the office where I was working for the day. She didn't have a mirror for me to look at my back and from the pixs I took at the salon, I had no clue that the hair was sewn together with BLUE thread...........*wide-eyed*! I can't believe I had walked about with that for close to 4 hours!
That was it. I unpacked my thing, decided not to be peeved about it anymore and I have since been enjoying my "cool" style. I still moisturise with water and oil. I forgot my braid spray and moisturiser. I wash it every 3 days as well. A few of the individual braids removed and I had to redo them. I just don't know. I'm back in Lagos where I'm sure it can be done right but I will just keep these in somehow till I get back home and go and get my "Ghana weaving" done at my hairdressers'.
Oh, she charged 1800 naira when she was done. I just bargained and paid 1000 naira which included the cost of the extension she used which was 400 naira. That's about 6 dollars. According to my friend's it was way too much....lol. I remember paying 1200 for the braids she did for me over a year and half ago because I liked them. I was just too disappointed to tip her for this one.
Have you had an experience like this before?