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    Default Very First Braid-Petting :)

    Hi....I have been very quiet lately, but don't think I've abandoned TLHC - I'm reading as I can, just not posting very much at all. I'm hoping to be able to get involved again soon.

    Re: the subject line! At work, we have lots of seasonal employees, many of whom are retirees who come back and work the summer/autumn busy season. I had my hair in a French braid (the only style it will tolerate lately), and one of the older ladies (60s? 70s?) came to my desk to ask a question. After I helped her, she paused and almost reached for my braid (which was over my shoulder in front of me), but then stopped herself and said "your braid...it's so nice...so pretty! I miss having long hair.." To which, of course, I said..."thank you! and why don't you go ahead and grow your hair..?" She told me "oh, it's so fine, it just won't grow" - the usual. I told her my hair was fine, and handed her the braid so she could 'compare'. She held it and petted it. Anyway, it was my very first braid petting.

    In other news, the great late summer/early autumn 'shed' has begun....it is not freaking me out so much, though, because after so many years of hair-watching, I know the pattern, and I'm fairly sure it won't all fall out.

    Good to be back, just wanted to give a happy little story and let ya'll know I'm still out here. More later.


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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    Awe YAY for you!!! I never had a braid pet I wonder if you inspired her to grow out her hair

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    What a cute story

    Glad to see others are shedding too, so I don't freak out!

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    I absolutely love that! Now I can't wait until my braid is long enough for people to pet it! What a great story - thanks for sharing it.
    "And though she be but little, she is fierce."- Wm. Shakespeare

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    That is very, very sweet. Maybe we'll see that lady on LHC in the near future.

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    That's so cute! Wish my hair was long enough to braid. :P

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    I've never had anyone pet my braid. Glad to hear you got such a sweet compliment!
    I know how you feel about the shedding! My yearly hair fall-out just ended, thank goodness. I used to flip out when this would happen, but then I noticed that it only happened during the summer.

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    Nice to see you again

    I had my braid petted the other day too, by a temp worker at one of the offices I stop by. She said: "Your braid is so long, and it's so nice to see real hair, I was sure yours would be!" I'm still not clear on what she meant by real hair, and she told me how one of her daughters had her hair down to her hips until her confirmation day.

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    What a great compliment! I only get compliments on my hairtoys rather than my hair!

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    Default Re: Very First Braid-Petting :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nini View Post
    Nice to see you again

    I had my braid petted the other day too, by a temp worker at one of the offices I stop by. She said: "Your braid is so long, and it's so nice to see real hair, I was sure yours would be!" I'm still not clear on what she meant by real hair, and she told me how one of her daughters had her hair down to her hips until her confirmation day.

    Nini
    Maybe she meant real hair as opposed to extensions, Nini. The braid petting is a very nice compliment to both you and Saldana.

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