On July 19, 2014, the day after I said “I do” to my husband, I went to the salon and had my stylist shave my hair off. Before you go thinking I’ve lost my mind, hear me out. There was a method and a very good reason for the madness. Simply put, I got a bad perm. I had been a flat-iron natural queen for 7 years, but my hair was damaged beyond repair. Though it had some length to it, I’d never cared for my hair in its natural state; so when I decided to do the “No Heat Challenge” I did more harm than good. Becoming impatient with tangles, I would often rake my hair breaking strands and creating split ends along the way. Frustrated, I turned to sew in’s, and they were good… for a while. Just like the one bad perm, I got one bad sew in that left a bald spot that I’m still caring for and trying to repair nearly two years later. I would get my bundles installed back to back with only a few days of rest in between. This created sore spots on my head from where the wefts would lay or pull due to the weight of the hair. Remember ladies, three 4oz bundles is almost a pound of hair, not to mention the weight of the wefts themselves.
So… I cut it all off and decided to embrace my hair. This time I’ve turned to wigs, but I still find myself in the same situation of not knowing how to maintain my natural hair. Right now my hair is about six inches long. I’d like to get a handle on this before the length gets out of control.
Watch me on YouTube and watch as I try to tackle my roots.