by Noni of Three Naturals

I stumbled across this on a blog I regularly stalk and thought it was so hilarious and accurate to the point of being intrusive. I was like… ‘umm, were you peeping through my bathroom window Sunday night?’

Patience is more than a virtue…It’s the defining line between happy hair or haggard hair.

My hair’s been in the zone and happily predictable. It’s wonderful cause I don’t have to babysit it. I try my best to ‘listen’ to the old girl (hair) and she’s hinting that it’s time to pack up and hibernate for a while. Winter is coming. And winter in Canada is tough, taking prisoners if you’re not careful.

So, the other night I plopped myself infront of the mirror and started two-strand twisting. Before I took my summer hiatus from steady protective styling (twists) I was efficiently getting my whole head finished in 1hr 30 min tops. With that expectation, I got to twisting.

1 hr in I was still obsessively tryna section my hair straight. Grrrr.
At the two hour mark I was like, ‘yep, I’m gonna just dread’.
At the 2 hr 30 mark I was borderline abusive to my hair strands.

So when I saw the post pictured above I laughed at myself and felt a little less freakish. The positive is I don’t have to touch my hair for the next two weeks or so.

In the attempt to gain and maintain healthy hair patience is a requirement. Without it you’ll perpetually find yourself in frustration purgatory. As we ladies at three naturals like to say, ‘you’ll get out of your hair what you give to it’.

Check my current winter regimen to see how I do.

Is patience a virtue you have for your hair?