|Down to ride to the very end... Me & my PUFF!|
So this post is a little back ground information about me!
So! I am a 27 year old professional who is London Bred-through and through!I have been a Natural Chica all my life-My hair has NEVER been relaxed. Although I must admit-I didn’t always embrace my natural coils and curls….
All through college I wore canerow extensions (a la Alicia Keys) or pressed my hair. My addiction to the pressing comb was serious! I would go to the hair dressers at least once every 2-3 weeks and for the bargain price of £10, I would endure having my head and ears burnt. All to have straight hair.
My obsession with straight hair was immense. Although I was too scared to relax or perm my hair, it got to the point that even if my hair got wet in the rain-it DID NOT shrink. I thought this was GREAT. (Nang…. Peng-lingo from the Noughties…. Don’t hate!). I was too ignorant to understand that my hair was SERIOUSLY heat damaged.
One day my mum said to me, “Cimone, go upstairs and wash your hair. Then you will see what you have done.” I hadn’t washed my own hair in 2 years now. When I had finished I was in TEARS. My once shoulder length hair was now just below my ears. Not only did I have heat damage. I had breakage.
After this turmoil I decided to ‘Rest’ my hair. I put it away in extensions. I liked the ease of this. I did see some progress. My hair began to grow and not feel so brittle. I did this for another 2 years.
|Canerowed 'fish-tail' braid (Synthetic Hair)|
|Single extensions (Human Hair)|