Friday, 14 June 2013

Let's talk...

Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts on Facebook, Twitter and some blogs that I follow about an increase in women going out in satin sleeping caps and rollers; mostly flexi rods/bendy rollers. I am not talking about you were called to your child’s school or to the hospital in an emergency and dashed over there in rollers and pyjamas, no these women are going shopping, to the bank, to the mall and various other places, they are basically doing their every day errands while wearing a satin sleeping cap or rollers.  Growing up I remember seeing one or two ladies out at the local corner shop usually very early in the morning around 6 or 7 am with similar heads probably purchasing breakfast items or something but it was not a common occurrence. Personally I wouldn’t be caught dead walking around on the streets with a satin cap or rollers barring an emergency and even then trust me depending on the nature of the emergency I would probably tie a scarf before I leave the house. These "sightings" from the people who posted on social media were mostly observed among black women in the United States, Accra Ghana  and Lagos Nigeria.

So ladies what are your thoughts on going out with rollers and satin caps on your head; Have you done it, would you do it or do you know anyone who does it and what do they say is their reason for doing it?

15 comments:

  1. That's funny i've not seeing this yet. A scarf could be styled stylish but a sleeping cap? ... i don't know

    But i remember when i was a child my mother left me one time with rollers on my head going to buy some salt and tomatoes. I remember that me and my friends who went with me found it very " cool" but this was the only time my mother let me go outside like this.

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    1. I wonder why they never think of tying a scarf instead...

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    2. Lol @your mother taking you out in rollers:)

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  2. With so many stylish options out there like super cute silk scarves, hats, and, head-wraps, I really don't understand why anyone is leaving their houses rocking rollers. But to each her own.

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  3. lol, I see the satin caps now and again but it has too many other options for me to step out like that.

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    1. I totally agree with you way too many options!

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  4. I have to agree with you ladies, unless it's an emergency or something I don't want anyone seeing me in a satin cap or curlers.

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  5. It's very common to see women of all ages stepping out in rollers in Ghana.....they prefer to go back to their business of the day and take them out when they're done. It's kinda normal ....lol!

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    1. Ah so the people who posted about Accra were right! Hahahaha I would so love to see that! For me it is kinda like going out half groomed...

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  6. Its true, was in shock when i saw a lady wearing bendy rollers out in broad day light proudly prowling about in Osu, Accra. After ranting abt it on facebook i got to understand it was becoming something the ladies started doing altho its not like common common, just that you might see once a while

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    1. Wow ok someone needs to tell them to stop next they will be going out with shower caps lol

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