Since I took out my twist-braids, it's been really uneven and needed to be evened out.
I should have known not to do it this way.
I have not had anyone beside myself or my boyfriend trim or cut my hair in over 12 years. I know that when I go and pay to have someone else do it, it will not look the way I want it to look. Or they will interpret trim to mean several inches. Even when the BF did it, he often would cut more than I wanted.
So, what made me think this time would be different?
I guess I thought that since it was a barber - a man - he might be more used to cutting afros.
I guess I thought wrong.
I left out of there thinking it looked ok until I got a better look in car as I walked to get on the train to the grocery store. I had a flat top.
Afros should not have flat tops!
They should be round. I didn't get to get a better look until I got home and realized just how bad it was. The top is significantly shorter than the sides, so much so that I look like I could be Hey Arnold's sister. I look like my head is shaped like a football.
It is so short on top that I am not sure if I can put my twists in and then rock a twist out.
I should have known better than to trust a man to cut my afro when all the customers inside were getting fades and low cut styles.
Back to square one of growth. Next time, I go to someone who regularly cuts afros... or I go back to doing it myself.