Someone reached out to me last week with these pictures.
TI (let’s call her that) had gotten her hair braided a few weeks ago. Nothing wild. Just medium sized braids. A few weeks after, she decided that the hair around her edges needed refreshing so she went to a salon to get the braids there taken out and re-installed.
While the stylist was re-braiding, TI noted that the new braids were tight but did nothing about it. If anything, she thought that tighter braids would last longer or look prettier. She already had issues with her hair line but had been pushing it for years. This time, there was no pushing it. No recovery.
When she loosened her braids, her hair literally fell off with some of the braids. I can’t imagine how traumatic that must have felt.
The only way out of this was to cut her hair. TI has now undergone an unplanned and unwanted Big Chop. TI is Abuja based so she met and consulted with Natural Mane who has prescribed Natural Nigerian™ Rosemary and Peppermint Essential Oils along with Castor oil for stimulating growth and protecting her hair line. She will continuously massage h
er hair line with a few drops of both essential oils mixed with some carrier oil.
What can we learn from TI’s story?
- The Hair Line is delicate. Don’t put any stress on it.
- Hair Styles are not supposed to hurt. If it hurts, it isn’t good for your scalp, hairline or you.
- Never sacrifice your hair for a style, no matter how beautiful you think you will look for the 4-6 weeks you have that style on.