Fashion

Nappy Headed CO

Everyone, welcome Cat's special visitor for the day. She has hair issues. No, seriously, real ones. Help a girl out...

Any person darker than a peach crayon can tell you that its hard trying to find a place in Colorado to get your hair done. Finding a salon that specializes in black hair is like trying to find a needle in a long, blonde haystack. I have lived in Colorado for eight years, most of that time was in Boulder. And I can tell you that kinky hair and Boulder don't mix -- unless you smell of Patchouli and listen to Bob Marley. Even then, those who rock dreads in Boulder don’t really have naps, they have dirt and weed stems in their hair.

I did my own hair while I lived in Boulder. I had four styles: curly Afro, curly Afro with headband, Afro puffs, Afro puffs with a hat, and while it was in fashion bandana with Afro puffs. I had to stop wearing the bandana because Boulder PD cruisers would slow down and stare.
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Crystal Preston-Watson