So..... I decided to dread my hair(mostly because I was brooklyn), and I actually did it myself. After hours of twisting and stretching, it came out pretty well, and with hyping from my roomies, I took it to class on Monday. I got a lot of comments, although there was this one person that said it looked like periwinkles *bleh* . I felt cool tho' and edgy. Like I could actually run my hand through my hair.
Took it for bout three days and I was tired already. Lol. Got to class on Friday, I had zoology, the lecturer was giving an assignment, and you'll have to get up to take your serial number, so it got to my turn and the first thing she asked me was 'what's on your head? ', the she was like 'is it feather or thread?'. I just had to laugh, it was so funny, I laughed so hard she started smiling.
Then she was like the hairstyle isn't for responsible girls, and that I looked to gentle and lovely for such hairstyle. Oh she even went further to say that no responsible man would marry me, and that I would only attract taut, I mean I was supposed to be offended but then again I've prolly heard this time without number.
Funnily enough ,I get her point. I'm studying to become a nurse and what does my does my dreads say about my to-be profession? In Nigeria, it says 'irresponsible ' 'doesn't know what she's doing' 'not-put-together'.
In Nigeria, we've made conclusions about certain things for example dreads, not our faults anyways, but we shouldn't always conclude without looking closer. To think that all these happened because I was broke.... These stereotypes!
What's the stereotype about you look you want to talk about?