🚨LONG POST ALERT🚨
APRIL 2017 vs JUNE 2019
Here’s a raw representation of changes in natural hair care overtime. Breakage is 1 of the worst problems to encounter when dealing with their hair. Many confuse breakage with shedding, but I think these 2 pictures are very clear representations of the 2. There are several causes of breakage:
1. Detangling Incorrectly- I started off using a paddle brush. I have 3b to 3c hair, so that brush is just not wide enough to properly detangle my hair without damage. When I started using a wide tooth comb I was yanking on my hair, which brings me to my next point in a second. (Now- I detangle from the ENDS of my hair up using a wide tooth comb/ my fingers. Once done I go in with the @tangleteezer brush to get any little tangles that I missed)
2. I Had 0 Patience- If I was slapping on a lot of conditioner and the comb/brush wasn’t automatically gliding through my hair I was immediately annoyed & impatient & would start just tearing through my hair. (Now- I try to avoid doing my hair when I’m already having a rough day. If I hit a rough patch in the process and get ready to pull at my hair, I think about this very picture and I relax 😂) 3. Not Washing/ Deep Conditioning Enough- At 1st, I tried to wash my hair once a week. Most times, I wouldn’t make time & I’d go 2 weeks without washing my hair or sometimes I’d wash it & not deep condition because I did not have the energy. (Now- I wash my hair twice a week AND I alternate between shampooing and cowashing. Whether I’m shampooing or cowashing, I deep condition every single time! EVERY TIME!
4. Wrong Deep Conditioner- A friend of mine gave me a deep conditioner because they said it didn’t work for them. I gave it a try and let me tell you something! It was HORRIBLE. I’d spend an hour in the shower washing/conditioning just to wash out the deep conditioner & feel like my hair needed to be washed again. Despite that, I KEPT USING IT 😫👎🏽 (Now- if I come across a product and that 1 product alone, not combined with others, doesn’t work, I pass it down!
Everyone is different & there are definitely more explanations, but these are 4 main ones people should look out for!
1 day ago
Sometimes my natural look is alright.
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