I smelled like spoiled eggs until 4th grade… Or at least my hair did.
Thanks to my mom and grandmother’s love for Sulfur 8 — the anti-dandruff, conditioning grease that many brown parents swore would make little brown girls’ hair grow. Seriously, if there had been an egg recall when I was in elementary school, officials would have thrown me in the back of the truck with the rest of the “large browns.”
I started thinking about this because a Facebook friend of mine posted about how excited her daughter was to get her hair straighetened for the first day of school. It was gonna be her first time ever having it pressed and she was debating on whether she should take her to a salon or let her mom do it. And my mind immediately flashed back to when I used to get my hair pressed… And then I got angry all over again at my mom for sending me to school smelling like farts. And…
Learning to forgive. I love you anyway, Mommy.
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Yea, that brings back memories of being the chubby Irish Jewish kid who alternated between smelling of perm solution and straightener. Exhale…cause to inhale can be deadly…
.-= Deb Katz´s last blog ..debkatz- @SamCoggsSings I just left there Im pretty sure I cleaned up after myself =-.
I’m so thankful that my Mom was never a Sulfur 8 fan, use she to grease us up but my hair NEVER smelled as bad as my Sulfur 8 friends :)