How's everyone doing? Hope you all enjoyed the holiday!!
If you have read my older blog posts, you will know about the breakage in the middle area of my hair which I continuously battle has always been a thing of mystery to me.
The thing is that when my hair was average length before my hair journey I NEVER had any such breakage, my hair was pretty much the same length all round...
For those that have been around here for a while, you know I wrote a post called the THE INVERTED V SAGA!!
If you click on the link you will see how bad the V got and I had no choice but to cut 3 inches off of my hair and concoct a spritz that I thought would help with a painful vow to never let that happen again but alas....it slowly started to creep up and I had to get to the bottom of it...I had searched google high and low with no major break through until one casual day I was on YOU TUBE and checked one of my favorite hair guru's channel- U LOVE MEGZ. I watched her relaxer update video and to my amazement, she too was going through the SAME INVERTED V PROBLEM!!!
Watch her explain the cause here and it makes sooooo much sense!!!
For those who cannot watch, she blamed the breakage on PONYTAILS/BUNS!! You know when your hair gets longer, usually the protective style of choice is a ponytail but the back hair cannot take that stress just like your edges, and though we are conscious of our edges we forget about the back- see arrow in picture below;
Now when you hold your hair in a pony tail/bun even with an ouchless ponytail holder, overtime hair around the ponytail can start to break off, but I feel it happens first at the back for me because my back hair is more coarse and much more drier than any other part of my hair so its tendency to break is much higher than any other part.
After I heard what she said, I immediately held my hair in a ponytail and that exact place where the arrow is pointing at in the above picture is where the breakage occurs albeit much better than in the past but it can get worse if I don't take drastic measures.
So What's the Remedy?
As your hair grows longer, you need to avoid holding it tightly in ponytails. Ciara looks good in the picture below but trust me if that becomes her go to hair style, we'll have another Naomi on our hands!lol
Whether high or low, bunned or otherwise, avoid holding your hair like this as it gets longer....hold it loosely like the picture below;
As for me I have totally stopped using ponytail holders and now use bobby pins;
This bun below posted on instagram was held by just one bobby pin!! I just loosly wrapped my ends in a bun and pinned the tips down.
If you are experiencing any form of breakage, always step back and see what you might be doing that may be the culprit and research till you find a solution. Hopefully this is a permanent solution for the inverted V saga!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
PS. Updates coming up on the JUNE SALON DAY OUT ON THE 8TH OF JUNE!! A LUCKY LADY WILL LEAVE WITH A HUGE ADDITION TO HER HAIR JOURNEY!!!(yes I'm screaming because I am that excited!!!!!!!)- STAY TUNED!!