Obviously random strangers don't get to decide what I do with my hair, but I keep wearing a hat because I've been feeling preemptively annoyed with being harassed. It's only happened the one time but it was disheartening that it was the very first time I showed my hair in public. :<
Ever since, I keep getting kind of self-conscious about going out without a hat on. I know they're doing well and I think they look pretty good so far, but I just don't want dumb comments about my hair, it's kind of a downer. I think I'll probably be able to handle it better as they continue to mature -- my set is only just two months old. Reading this community has helped me deal with my hair-related frustrations a LOT, and I'm glad to have had it as a resource to show me what realistic expectations are. :)
I'm in something of a love-hate relationship with my dreads at the moment, but I'm still so happy to watch them get better with time! Even when I'm annoyed by them, I still know they're right for me.
from August 7
from tonight. My nape could probably use a tiny bit more attention but I like how things are looking overall!