Hairline Troubles!

On to something more sensitive…

I’ve never been one to really wear sew-ins or braids but I have in the past, however, I do prefer clip-ins and wigs.

Twists in September 2013
Twists in September 2013
Twists in May 2013
Twists in May 2013
The peruvian wig I made that saved my life!
The peruvian wig I made that saved my life!
Middle parting with clip-ins.. another life saver!
Middle parting with clip-ins.. another life saver!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2013, to help stretch my relaxer, I had Senegalese twists done and after taking them out – it had thinned my hairline a little bit but nothing to worry about in my eyes. So in May 2014, I had these huge beautiful twists done to help stretch my relaxer again and as it was Exams season, I thought they would save me some time in the mornings (and evenings!). A few days after getting them done, I had these little white bulbs appear around my edges and Lord knows the braids felt like I was carrying a sack of sugar on my head! I got a bit worried but instead decided to wear really loose styles and keep my edges oiled to loosen the twists up a little bit…

Fast forward a few weeks later, I took them out and no word of a lie, they had completely KO’d my edges. I cried, I called my OH, I called my girls… I even cried over the phone to my sister. Everyone thought it couldn’t have been that bad but it was bad enough that I wore middle partings and even made a wig that I could take off at night!

If you actually want to see what this madness looked like, hold your breath and scroll down – not my proudest moment but it’s essentially part of life for some of us!

Top: May 2014, Bottom: September 2014

 

So for all you ladies that have lost your edges, have hope and patience because it will grow back – take pictures to document your progress!

So how did I get it back?

  1. ORS Fertilizing Temple Balm
  2. Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  3. Hairfinity

Along with regular scalp massages, and looser ponytails which meant throwing out my edge control! It wasn’t easy, it took so so so much patience but I was determined to get back SOME hair if not all – i’m happy I waited.

Moral of the story: if your hair is weak from processing (hair dyes, relaxers, texturizers etc), protect your edges! Be gentle! & Make sure you TRUST your hair stylist!

P.S. As you can see from the pictures below, I even braid behind the hairline now! It’s not even worth the risk anymore! Lol x

April 2015 Right Side
April 2015 Right Side
April 2015, Left Side
April 2015, Left Side

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Hey lovlies, i'm Meech... For the last few years, i've been trying to put together a platform for like-minded individuals to "sustain their pysche". By this I mean strengthen their minds, bodies and souls. A healthy and better version of yourself is created on the inside and flows onto the outside (without sounding so poetic lol). I hope you enjoy this blog as much as i've enjoyed putting it together.

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