I’ve been a bad…

I’ve been a bad, bad girl.

Don’t ask me why I am quoting old Fiona Apple lyrics but feel free to get your mind out of the gutter. This is a natural hair post. 

I read a hair article about about the (4) major “no-no’s” of hairstyling for long, healthy, natural hair. I must admit that I knowingly committed a few of those no-no’s earlier this week.

I did the following things “wrong”:

   1)  I made a bunch of changes to my routine;

   2) “Forgot about my previous mistakes;

   3) Did not stay on top of hair growth monitoring’

   4) Overly relied on products to fix my hair “situation”.

 

What does that mean in English?

     1) Basically I came home from work and changed my entire wash routine: I prepoo’ed (with coconut oil and), dry detangled (with the help of a hair steamer), used a comb, washed my hair in twists, used non-staple hair products. 

     2) I ignored my previous experiences of dealing with my hair when tired, straying from my tried-and-true hair products, and two strand twisting my hair: all previously devastating mistakes.

     3) I have not been properly monitoring my hair growth. Instead of monitoring and changing routine as needed, I’ve been a bit preoccupied with other matters.

     4) So many new products went on my head to “fix” and “avoid” hair damage. It’s practices over time that influence hair health, not products.

The result of my “badness” = Awesomeness

My hair felt softer and more manageable. There was less hair loss and knots.

The article made many great points, but *shrugs shoulders* if you find something that works then go with it, right?

Here’s the link to the article for you reading pleasure: http://blackgirllonghair.com/2013/12/4-mistakes-that-keep-your-natural-hair-short/

❤ A ❤

 

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