Thursday, April 11, 2013

Her Hair Story

Hi young lovers, ok so I suffer from “average black boring length” hair.  Yes, that is simply what I call it.  My hair has been the same length since 1999.  I have Googled, YouTubed, Yahooed, Binged, asked about, read into and tried everything to get past this length.  My guy friend told me that for some reason he can see me with an afro and going to poetry jams.  Uhmmm I’m not sure that all naturalisistas need to partake in poetry events but I did understood what he meant and know he didn’t mean to offend me or anyone else.   But I am just not ready for the big chop or to go natural as of yet. 

My hair on a daily basis
In 2010 I started wearing sew in weaves on a regular basis.   Sidebar, I actually only got my first weave ever in 2004.  It was a done in the kitchen weave, but it looked great.  My college friend sewed it in and my other friend styled it...for free…oh how I miss those days.  I was told that weaves can be a great alternative to growing out your hair because you manipulate your real hair a lot less.  Your should grow as long as you take care of your hair underneath.  However, let us fast forward to 2010.  

I was looking for a hairstylist to go to and got a recommendation for one not too far from where I lived.  She did an OK job sewing in and styling my hair, but it wasn't better than how my old college friends did it.  Anyway, after wearing these “protective style” for over 2 years, in 2012 I realized that I had a damn bald spot.  Also, the rest of my hair was even thinner than before and constantly shedding!  I found out later on that I had Traction alopecia.  “Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair.  This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing his/her hair in a particularly tight ponytail, pigtails, or braids.  It is also seen occasionally in long-haired people who use barrettes to keep hair out of their faces.  Traction alopecia is a substantial risk in hair weaves, which can be worn either to conceal hair loss, or purely for cosmetic purposes. ” (Wikepedia, 2013)
What? Hmmm how can I say this?  I’m sad…so please come be sad with me.  Oh and I would post pictures of my bald spot, but ya see the way my pride is set up...  But seriously, I'm just not ready for that, but this is how my comb looks like after I run it through my hair a few times.
You should see how my vanity looks, eww gross
This is defiantly something I am starting to work on ASAP.  My mother suffers from hair loss due to medication and other things, so I want to be more preventative in my twenties.  Recently I found a product that I have high hopes for.  It was recommended to me when I went to my local Dominican hair salon.  The product is called UNA Oxygenating drops. 
I massage into my scalp after cleansing my hair
I again Googled about it (because that’s as far as the extent of my researching goes for most things) and saw some good reviews, and a few bad ones as well of course.  I haven’t seen any YouTube videos on it yet, so maybe once I get over my shyness, I’ll probably post a video that is helpful.  So far I’ve used it 3 times and I have noticed a little less shedding and my hair is starting to feel a little thicker and even better, my scalp is less irritated.  The product feels really good on your scalp actually.  It reminds me of how Dr. Miracles feels because it gives a menthol like, tingling and soothing sensation.  The cost per bottle is $30.00.  Now usually I don’t spend a lot of money on things, but my hair is something I will continue to splurge on if it does its job.
My hair with clip ins, becasue come one a girl just can't let go of some long hair

Update: Decided to do a video

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3 comments :

  1. Girl i wish my comb looked like that when i combed it out

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  2. you still have pretty hair despite what is going on with it.

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  3. thank you, i just wanna try to be more proactive tho ya know?

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