I celebrated my 10,592.0238 day birthday this past weekend. The theme was “Valley of the Dolls”, so I wanted to do everything doll/barbie-like — pink everything, apparel, big accessories, big lashes, and most importantly, big hair.
Now, I’ve done the weave thing from time to time, but I’ve never been consistent with it. The maintenance and expense is a bit much for me. The longest I kept it in, is about 2 weeks, but I decided to do something different and get the sown in to have it last longer.
I went to my sister’s salon in Baltimore, Salon Blush, where she sewn in 16 inches of lovely locs. For the record, I am tender-headed AND this was my first time, trying this method, so it was a bit painful for me. My head was literally throbbing, and for a moment, I had contemplated stopping and taking it out. The whole time I was thinking to myself, how do women do this consistently, it’s torture and how can I go out tonight and celebrate with my head hurting like this. The price of beauty!
Maybe because my mind began to focused on others things, the party and joking around with the ladies in the salon, but it’s as almost the pain went away soon after. Looking at the end result certainly helped as well. I loved it, but I did have to issue a warning, that if anyone, pulled, touched or even patted my head that night, it would be on!
Would I do it again??? I would never say never, but I will say, a sew-in is perfect for those who intend on keeping it in longer than a few days/weeks and who aren’t tender-headed.