Wednesday, March 14, 2012
It Can Always Grow Back
My motto about hair – It can always grow back. I’ve used this motto everytime I’ve done anything adventurous with my hair. I’ve had my hair permed straight twice. Color weaved in – only to turn my hair orange, mangled bangs, home-done haircuts. You name it, I’ve probably had it.
The first time, the stylist over processed it and my hair was soooooo messed up. First it was like rubber where it would stretch. Then it broke off at the scalp as I ran my hands through it. This attempt at having my hair permanently straightened was because I had just had my first child and wanted no fuss hair. Well I ended up getting much to fuss about hair. I waited about one and a half months and then went to a very expensive stylist (who I trusted) and she cut my hair really short so that I’d have less damage to fuss about.
The second time I had my hair straightened it was done ala the Brazilian blow-out. The guy that did this perm (which was about 10 years after the first attempt) was highly recommended. My hair looked so beautiful, healthy and straight… for about a week. Then after that as my hair grew out, it had a crimp in it near the scalp where the perm started. I still had to put in a good amount of work in my hair to make it look decent and it felt like straw. To say I wasn’t pleased is an understatement. Did I blame the stylist? No. Because I was lucky enough to have a head that just rather be wild then tamed.
Needless to say, I also had my hair chopped off the first chance I could. The shortest I went during this adventure was about an inch short all around. But I made that pixie work.
I did some research and discovered that some people get acne. Nope I don’t have acne, but I am prone to rashes all the time. And… let’s not forget that my hair is very sensitive. So, by simple deduction I realized that the Biotin is wreaking havoc to my head. I’ve since stopped taking it. I’ve also been applying a topical cream on all the battle wounds and Neosporin every chance I get. They are subsiding and drying out. That is a good sign.
I’m resigned to the fact that I can only color my hair black, and never try to style my hair in any style other than curly. I’m okay with that. And if I change my mind in the future, it can always grow back.