Apart from the culture, language, landscape, people, food, political situation, climate and development indicators, the main difference which has struck me between Sierra Leone and Morocco is the sheer lack of weaves. So when I noticed Mohad’s fro, I just had to ask him “Dude, where’d you get that weave?”. After killing me with an eye-roll, Mohad explained that there’s nothing fake about his crowning fuzz of glory, it’s 100% natural. His secret is washing it in Moroccan mint tea twice a week. Amazing hey.
I really like big hair and when I spotted the lovely Olivia on the street I was so impressed by her ‘fro weave I asked her to guide me to her weave master so I could get the same look. She was quick to remind me that a black Afro would look really bad on me. Thanks Olivia for saving me some considerable embarrassment.
And up close. So much more than just a weave.