What you see above this text is a photo of the very first afro that I wore in Delaware. I could not wait to get out of that bun and let my hair loose. It's not dry yet in this photo and had been moisturized with the LOC Method and coated in Eco Styler. I have since learned a speedier and better way to achieve a floppy fro since taking this picture, FYI. Being that I had such big and noticeable hair, it made me in turn notice other naturals in my new town.
I will see one or two naturals when I go out but it is not like the south up here. In the south every other woman is natural. I could go to a Walmart or Target and see at least 10-20 naturals. Being here reminds me of the early days when people first started getting into natural hair. You can tell people here don't see longer natural hair as well. I got many looks--not nasty ones--and compliments.
The only ding on my fro was given in a grocery store by a toddler. "Mommy, she has funny hair!" My mama would have slapped me in the mouth for that one, but the white woman told her child that my hair was beautiful and attempted to get her to apologize. *shrugs* lol.
What is the natural scene like in your town?