EPISODE 2 CHILDHOO MEMORIES : WHEN I STARTED TO HATE HEAT
BECAUSE I was crying all the time and avoiding to let people style my hair,My MUN decided to use the hot comb to relaxed my hair. I am sure for some people it reminds them something, especially if you are of my generation.
IT consisted of an iron comb that you put on the flame of your cooker, add some oil on the hair for some sort of protection then when it is hot enough or for some it has to be red, you just combed your hair and it became straight. The problem with me was that I was scared of the heat or to be burn especially When you have to stay still.
EVEN today I can remember the smell of the burned hair but more than that I remember to scream to death when the Hot Comb was close to my skin because I can feel the heat and smell the smoke.
After a” scary” séance, my hair were soft ,shiny and of course straight. So easy to comb, no more crying and no need to put thread on it. Yes, it was cool untilYou have to wash it and of course “the magic” stopped and my hair were back To normal, meaning nappy (don’t have a problem with this word, I am a French speaking African so in my ears it sounds so sweet and nice).
MY MUN repeated the experience only twice, first because I was too scared and she noticed some breakage in my hair lines and burns on my ears ( I was always moving, so no surprise). SO IT WAS BACK TO NORMAL FOR A LONG TIME.
In fact until I reached 18 years old.
OF COURSE IT WAS NOT ME AS A CHILD JUST ILLUSTRATION PICTURES BUT I USED TO DO THIS HAIRSTYLES.
Next episode 3: WHEN I HAD MY FIRST CHEMICAL RELAXER