Ever look back over your hair journey and think, why in all that is good and reasonable did I do that? Especially when you know better?
Here is the single most stupid thing I have ever done on my hair journey.
While I was transitioning- (that is I still had relaxed ends, but also a whole lot of natural hair) I decided to get my hair braided at the last minute by a braider I had never gone to previously. I wanted a cornrowed style with extension hair.
After the first few minutes I knew I had made a mistake.
My scalp was actually sore just from the first few braids. I was in a dilemma however. No matter how many times I asked the braider to rebraid it always seemed to tight. So I let her continue braiding my hair because after all I had a function the next morning and I need to have my hair done.
I kept those braids in for maybe two days, and they pulled my hairline completely out. I was bald around the edges. Bald!
Everyone around me was suggesting I keep the braids in and use braid sprays to loosen them, but when you have to take pain killers to deal, it really is past time that you take those bad boys out. Its been almost 2 years since the incident and my hairline still isn’t as I remembered it but it is certainly making progress.
For the most part I try not to pull my hair back too tightly and I occasionally massage the area with whatever oil I have on hand.
It was a tough lesson to learn but such is life.
Never allow a hair style to damage the health of your hair. It just isn’t worth it. Braids, weaves, relaxers, whatever it is, the health of your hair isn’t worth sacrificing for a temporary style.
What is the most stupid thing you have done with your hair?
Until next post.