27 July 2006

Braids

While running around Babati we were on dirt roads and even with windows all rolled up you still get covered in dust. This has the effect of making my hair feel completely grimy and take two shampoos before the water runs clean. So I decided to do what many people here do and braid my hair so that 1) my little hairs won't get all tangled as we drive and 2)as it gets dirty you can't really tell. The ladies in the hair shop had a field day when I arrived with Mimi and Susan, they were so shocked to see a mzungu who wanted to braid her hair. They didn't do it quite like I had wanted, but se la vi. My hair is still today (Thursday) in the braids, although the little fine hairs have started pulling out and I should really take the braids out. I will tonight provided we have warm water and that I get a comb in town. I had a comb, but on Tuesday it fell off the sink and into the choo (which is a porcelain hole in the floor, hence how it could fall in there) so I was left with no comb for my wet hair (there was no way I was reaching into the choo to get it!).

6 Comments:

Anonymous David Chartier said...

Hippie!

:)

Hi Jen.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very stylish; glad to see you looking so good!
Love,
Dad

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very stylish; you're looking great!
Love,
Dad

9:38 PM  
Anonymous owl said...

Hi Jen, sorry about so few comments on your blog. I really like reading it and check for news every day. It's fun sharing your adventure but still having a flushable choo.

7:09 PM  
Blogger katie said...

Ah- Jennifer of the crazy hairstyles- how happy are you to have braids!!!

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Julie Andracek said...

I love the new look :)

8:13 PM  

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