Monday, May 05, 2014
Hair Diary *35* - Chopped off a few inches!
A few days ago I took out my twists that I had in for a good 2 months. I kind of felt like I had them in for too long. My hair was starting to get really frizzy towards the ends which made the twists look not so great.
I experienced minimal shedding after taking them out, which was great! But seeing my ends made me sad, as it was a reminder that I needed to give myself a major haircut. Which I don't know why it initially made me sad because I have been looking forward to chopping a few inches off for the past few weeks! lol
After taking it all down and detangling I washed and deep conditioned overnight with suave, leakers and motions cpr. Totally old school conditioner combo lol but it works for me. Plus I have yet to sit down and formulate my own conditioner. Maybe sometime soon.
The next day I went ahead and rinsed out my conditioner and I began rolling my hair. Mind you, I have not given myself a roller set in years... I actually don't really remember the last time I did a roller set on myself. I have done them for other people though.
I recorded it and trying to watch my monitor and mirror was a little hectic and I had rollers all over the place. I used castor oil and shea butter to roll my hair because I wanted it to be super... I guess oily? Whatever, I had water in it as well so that helped to shea and castor to seem not so greasy when I was done.
A lot of my parts were too big and I had hair coming off the edge of some rollers. My roots were not as taught as I would have liked them to be, but it was fine.
All I needed was for it to be straight enough for me to give myself a proper haircut.
I let it air dry for a few hours and sat under my Pibbs Kwikdry for a while here and there as well.
Finally I was ready to take out the rollers!!
I began to take out my clips and my hair came out so smooth the rollers just fell right out! I didn't have to do a thing!
My hair came out amazing! aside from the roots.. Thats another story...
I decided that it was a little too curly so I wrapped it and did a silk wrap. Had a really hard time wrapping my hair apparently, which was weird...
Sat under the dryer with the saran wrap for a good 10 mins and came out undid my wrap and shook it all out and it looked fab!
I then began to chop... I chopped and chopped...
I saw that so much hair just needed to be cut off. From the split ends, to the thin ends. to the single strands pretending to be ends. In my eyes at that time it ALL needed to go!!
When I go the the front, that part that needed to be cut the most I got a little scissor happy and I chopped off so much hair!!
My front is now the shortest part of my head. It matches up with the middle now and it feels so good!!
It was like a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders cutting it all off! I couldn't help but to smile and be happy.
I do have a few parts that are a little uneven but that is fine because it is minimal.
I was afraid to cut it before and was doing slight trims here and there because I didn't want to let go of the length that I had.
I had to realize that even though I had whatever length I had my ends looked like pure crap and they needed to go!
Split ends cause more split ends as well as tangles and single strand knots. Which is probably the main reason why I have not gain any significant length over the past few months or so...
Right now I am very excited about my hair cut and my hair is thanking me for it tremendously!!
I am going to be wearing my natural hair out for the next few weeks because I haven't seen my hair in months!! let alone taken care of it by itself for any significant period of time for the past few years...
I miss my hair!!
Got her back and now I don't want to let her go!