11 February 2002
The afro is gone. ABM relaxed my hair for me last night. He did such a good job that my head seemed naked when I was rinsing my hair out. It has been over two years since I have had flat hair; I almost felt like I was going bald. Everyone at work has shown approval of my new 'do, but my enjoyment is bittersweet. One of my coworkers, who died in December, was always trying to get me to "femme" myself up a bit. He said a relaxer and a MAC lipstick would be all I needed to bring out my natural beauty. I kept teasing him and telling him that one day I would take his advice. Unfortunately, I waited a bit too late. Get a good look, S; the MAC lipstick is next.