I'm posting here because I really want to hear my fellow weave heads opinion
So I'm new to this forum but I love the community from what I've seen thus far.
i started my hair journey a year and a half ago, because even though I had thick hair it never really grew past shoulder length. Now my hair grows fast but due to me being uneducated about my hair type and how to retain length, it would result in breakage and split ends. When I decided to grow my hair out I took to YouTube and hair forums to map out a plan to do that.
Before this I was a weave fanatic!! Lol You couldn't tell me nothing about my weave. When I started this journey I made myself a promise no weaves for the first year. My reasoning behind this was simple after years of abuse and negligence I wanted to give my hair the TLC it deserved and I wanted to familiarize myself with my hair.And healthy hair practices, IE M&S daily, protective styling, correcting its moisture and protein balance etc. My hair flourished and soon passed SL and approached APL. (Proud mommy moment)
Fast forward a year and a half , my hair is approaching BSL. I am very proud of my accomplishment it wasn't easy and took a lot of mental training to break free from those bad habits but my current dilemma is my family. since I've started back wearing weaves as my desired Protective style they've been giving me grief
They don't understand why I'm wearing weaves when my "hair is so long". Personally I don't think my hair is long and I like the versatility that weaves allows me. Just recently I did an amazing pink and purple ombré for the summer , that's not something I would never ever do with my real hair. I just trying to think of a way to tell my mom and my aunt to back off and let me live without being rude.
Even my hair dresser complains about my hair being too long and thick for weaves
She even went so far as to say the next time I come in she wasn't going to weave my hair which kind of annoyed me....