My hair is in a mask tonight– a warm butter massaged into my scalp.  It makes the tendrils slippery-soft and coconut-scented, and slick, too slick for pillowcases, so I wrap it in a long cloth decorated with flowers and pinks.  The wrap will protect my hair tonight as I dream, cuddling it to whimsy.

My hair is growing out right now, wilding itself free.  There was a time when my head hung heaviest, and I had to distance myself from locks that remembered the worst days.  I had to give myself a chance to grow new tangles, to take new shape, to weed the part of the garden that only knew the hardest way to grow.

I had to make myself into a pixie, a fae, a magic, a short-haired girl whose roots were young enough to relearn everything.

The head wrap will hold my nourishment close, scent it in pink, and whisper stories tonight.  It will fairy tale the inheritance of my lifetime, lotioning the griefs until they are slippery-soft and coconut-scented and slick, too slick to cling to my poetry.

I am wearing a mask to bed tonight, and I wear masks more often than I’d like, but I am always hoping that pink butter softness will soak all the way through again, so when I finally let my hair down, it will breathe free.

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      1. maybe, I don’t want to add any negativity to the already over flowing plate. I’m sitting here trying to think of something to post and going through my notifications to support my blog buddies. I don’t have a big following anyway….and I recently lost two of my most loyal fans. One because they have left the blogosphere and the other over them not being computer savvy. they stopped receiving notifications and they don’t know how to fix it, and I don’t either. On my end it says they are still signed up. I hardly get any comments, and not a tremendous amount of views. I’m starting to feel like why bother? 😦

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        1. Yes, so many have left the ‘sphere. ( I wonder if people know how deeply their absence is felt?) And notifications are difficult. The only trick I have when they’re not working is– unfollow and follow again. 🙂

          Despite the larger number of followers on this blog, the views are at an all time low. A lot of it has to do with consistency and time spent with others in the community… and I know time is a luxury, too, but it helps to remind myself that it’s not that less people want to listen, it’s that less people can. That means, what I’m writing didn’t become less important, just less available. And the best thing I can do for that is.. write! 🙂

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          1. That’s great advice. I will let them know. Why didn’t I think of that. LOL You are probably right, and I am not at all consistent. Not my strong suit. I guess you get out of it what you put into it. 🙂

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  1. Pink butter softness is good for lots of things. 🙂

    I once read a quote attributed to Coco Chanel, which said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Don’t know if it’s true or not but it’s interesting to think about. 🙂

    *Hugs* xoxox

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    1. I love wigs, too! I didn’t know they encouraged baldness, that’s disheartening. 🙂 Your hair looks great in pictures and in person. For what it’s worth! 🙂


  2. If I put butter and coconut into my hair, I’d feel like I was turning myself into a cake. Rough hair is the worst though, so I can appreciate wanting to let all that soak in and make it all fluffy in the morning (there I go with the cake metaphors again). I didn’t actually know until this post that you can get hair masks, my immediate thought was only face masks, so you live and learn. It does sound like a lovely relaxing process and you can never have too many of those in your life. Also when you’re done with the butter, I’ll take some on my mashed potatoes please (oh no, I’m doing it again!)

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