These are some of the struggles and challenges every Ghanaian girl had to endure growing up because of their hair.
It feels like cutting through your scalp with a blade but you have to endure it because you need long hair.
Then on vacation, you leave your hair and it becomes some bushy and beautiful but you have to cut it because school has reopened. That thing can be painful eh!
Then when you find yourself in the saloon to pleat your hair too, they pleat it like they want to pleat your brains. It is so tight you can’t even close your eyes.
Then comes the times you really need those extensions but you can’t afford them and so you keep an afro and pretend it is a new style.
Then there’s also that moment the one you have on is due but you don’t have money to change it and it starts stinking and your girls keep complaining you have to take it off but they don’t know the wahala you’re going through.
Then you also have to deal with that moment when it itches so much and you’re forced to hit your head so hard just to stop the itching.
And when you go to the saloon too, you have to sit for long hours just to get your hair done. Sometimes your neck aches so much but you can’t complain because “you brought yourself”.
Then there’s the moment they are done with the hair and they need to burn off that excess hair at the edges and although it is a routine, you pray your hair doesn’t catch fire.
Then there is always that moment you walk out of the saloon and when “girls girls” see you, they praise your hair and want to touch it and you go like, “Eeeeeiii!!!” and you duck and dive and dodge their hands.
Then there’s the moment it itches so bad but it is not convenient at where you’re and so you are forced to scrape your scalp with a pen or pencil discreetly.
Yeah! It is mine, who do you expect it to be for?
You always have to get a rubber bag to cover your hair or else you’re doomed, the smell alone..hmmm!!!
You can imagine the pain you have to go through.
Omg!! That’s so embarrassing and can haunt you for days.