We all know that sometimes another blogger will write a post that expresses the very same thing we were thinking about in almost the very same way.
Sunsail has just done a post about whether or not she needs grooming.
Ha-ha! She posted very good pictures and her locks look exactly like mine do right now at 20 months. So now I don't have to.
Or, rather, don't have to feel guilty about not posting them because we all know I'm slack about the pictures. I wasn't about to illustrate my point, just describe it.
I have the same fuzzy-wuzzies.
I look at my hair overall and the fuzzies don't bother me at all. I think it looks fine and neat enough.
It's a little unruly, but I freestyle 95% of the time and I didn't start locks to be buttoned-down and conventional. I'm not expecting perfection and total conformity from my locks.
I knew I wouldn't have the smooth, silky, rope-y (is that a word?) locks I see on other people. But ... having said all that, when I look at them individually or run my hand down the length of them, I feel like something needs to be done.
I feel like I am due for a grooming.
I've had the odd bunchy mini-fro that will sprout from a lock.
Until recently they have been few and far between and always near the ends. I've been trimming those with scissors at will, but in the last month it's like they have suddenly gotten totally out of control.
I have more than I can keep up with and they are appearing anywhere along the length of my locks - near the scalp and in the middle.
As all my readers know, my consultant moved away six moths ago. It has been ok because I started self-tightening a year ago.
But now I am missing her.
I was just thinking earlier to-day that I must be due for a grooming and who can I go to?
There are two reasons I don't want to do it myself.
1) The very first time I tried self-grooming I lopped off about 4 inches of the end of one of my favorite locks - not even the one I was trying to groom. So every time I take scissors to my hair I have a tiny scary flashback, but I take a deep breath and go at it anyway.
So far I have not done that again.
2) There are just so many that need it. I will undoubtedly miss some and I want to be done with it all at once.
I enjoy retightening my hair at random and over a period of days, but I do not feel the same way about grooming. I am going to need to find a consultant!