First, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! Yeah, I got a little sidetracked from my posting but it’s good to be back.
Nevertheless, 2013 was quite a hair whirlwind. First, June 2013 commemorated one year of living loc free! Yes! I made it a complete year. Believe me there some tough times when I was seconds away from placing an emergency call to a loctician. 🎶Look at me now…🎶Look at me now.
Adjusting to life without locs was no small feat. Washing, cowashing, moisturizing, styling, protective styling–whew! It was a never ending process. By the onset of fall, I was about ready to pull out every strand of thick, kinky, shrinking hair!
Rather than going to those extremes, I opted to take the less stressful, time consuming road of straightening my hair more often than not.
And I gotta be honest… I feel so much better! My days aren’t spent pondering what my next hair fix will be. Lol.
But don’t fret. I’m still all about that natural life. My natural just needs a blow dryer and pressing comb sometimes 😉
As I was flat ironing my hair this morning–yes, I gave into the heat earlier than intended. Don’t judge me! My daughter remarked that I should get my hair done.
Admittedly, I was slightly offended. Was she implying that I wasn’t doing a good job? I said, rather irritated, “Why? So they can break my hair off?”
“It’s going to break off anyway.” She was quick to reply.
“Well, if it does, I’d rather be the one responsible for it while keeping my money in my pocket!”
Personally I’ve had enough experiences with finding breakage throughout my hair that my beautician didn’t say anything about. Not only that but when I get my hair professionally done, I’m less inclined to “mess it up” with activities like exercising. I’m so done living like that.