Once I got to university, things started to change. I started to wear weaves and pony tails. At first it started off very subtle, so it still looked like my hair (I think). I then started to get a bit more adventurous and went from 12 inches of hair right through to 18 inches.
I still like the versatility of weave, but I was neglecting my hair at the time and that is where the issue was. It was just strange how I went from being perfectly fine with my own hair to feeling kind of self conscious about it. I remember the first time I went out with my own hair again, people must have thought I was mad because I was constantly asking if it looked ok – sad, but true. My family and friends reacted very well to my natural hair, telling me I should have gone out with it sooner which was nice, but not every ‘review’ was positive. I got comments like “why are you going out with your hair like that?” or “did you forget to do your hair this morning?” I was shocked, but it did make me think about my initial reaction to my own hair when I went out post-weave.
Overall, it has been received quite positively - still trying to get used to random people trying to put their hands in my hair! Lol.
Hope that helped!