PICTURES TAKEN APRIL (ISH) 2013:
I’d been experiencing this breakage since last year
and I couldn’t figure out why. Granted, my hair care practices were crap (but
as I’ve said before I’ve neglected it completely in the past and got more
growth and much less breakage). Up until April 2013 I was washing every 3
months or more (I know, pretty grim
). BTW that hair is loaded with EVOO and Aussie Moist and was
detangled with a wide tooth comb.
BHM NOT LETTING ME POST PICS HERE, WILL TRY BELOW
The first two pics may be misleading as the hair is
really compacted in my hands because it kept falling off, but you can see how
high it is in the second pic. And I don’t know if you can tell but it’s really,
really dense. But my actually hair is fine with a low density.
The third pic shows how odd the breakage was. About
half to a quarter of the breakage I was experiencing were chunks of hair like
this. They were about four inches long unstretched. The chunks would start
coming out from as soon as I began taking out the cornrows, and continued
throughout until it was braided up
I eventually figured out that it was because up
until around of April of this year I was going to the hairdressers to cornrow
my hair. I generally go to African hairdressers for braids, cornrows, twist etc
coz hey braid really well. But as you know they rip the
out your hair when blow drying and and they always
insist on blow drying before braiding. I
either used get my hair washed and DC’d at the salon, or washed and conditioned
at home, moisturised whilst it was little damp then braid it up.
But I had enough of the pain, so I decided to wash,
DC and blow dry at home then keep stretched in plaits so it would hurt less and
when they blow dried at the salon. However, my hair can’t take that much heat,
but I didn’t put two & two together until this year.
when I realised, I obviously stopped using heat and also stopped going to the
hairdresser. I now braid my hair myself
- I’m completely rubbish at it but it’s no one sees what’s under my wig
I also used loads of EVOO as an overnight prepoo, in my conditioner, before
moisturising and as well as IN my moisturisers ???? Yes it was overkill, and my
face shone like a beacon for 2 months, lol
but the breakage subsided and I’ve now decreased the amount I use.
Edited by Loves2Laugh - Oct 07 2013 at 2:52pm