Free from the braids

As you might have guessed, I took out my braids. I just could not deal with the tug-o-war that was happening on my head anymore. I had to free myself from the braids. They only lasted 3 days, but I’m so happy they’re gone. Keeping these braids any longer would’ve caused major damaged to my hair, and that was not the goal at all. Unfortunately, I can see a lil spot where I started losing some hair. It is not much and I’m hoping I can get it fixed pretty soon. I can definitely say, this braiding experience was the worst of them all. See when we do a protective style, the goal is to protect our hair for a certain period of time. Braiding with extension is an example of protective style. Unfortunately for me, this protective style cause more hurt that good. I am not saying I am writing…

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Protective Styling Gone Wrong- Protective Styles To Avoid

We all get to the point where we realize we need a break from constant manipulation of our hair. When that moment comes, protective styling is usually the way to go. Unfortunately, I quickly realized the hard way that not all types of protective styling are worth the try. Currently 9 weeks into my relaxer stretch/natural hair journey (still a little undecided), I figured it was time to give my hair a much needed break. I turned to google for some inspiration, and in came my protective styling of choice: the feed in braids. After looking at a variety of pictures, I grew confident, that the feed in braids were a great option. Feed in braids are designed to be somewhat bigger in size. They don’t take much time to achieve. I figured they were the perfect style for me. I pretty much thought of everything. One thing I didn’t know was that the…

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My Hair Story

My story is similar to that of most brown girls. At an early age I was introduced to ‘Creamy crack” (relaxer) to tame my mane. Growing up, people didn’t really do much to their natural curls, they didn’t really know how to take care of them. I was tired of the pain I experienced each time my hair was being combed out, and of course felt ugly compared to the other girls my age with straight hair. So at the tender age of 13 if I remember correctly, I had my first relaxer and never went back. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. The excitement I felt was beyond anything you can think of. I was scheduled to have the relaxer applied after getting off school. Boy, was I impatient that day. It was the longest school day ever. And then the time came… I remember the hairdresser…

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