Hiya ladies, Compliments of the season...I am in full holiday mode and loving it...surrounded by my entire family makes me so giddy....we just stay up and gist and gist...anyways back to this post!
During one of my gisting sessions with my sister I showed her these pics-
She was like what's that and I go, 'my hair, I cut it by mistake'. She proceeded to scream 'Nooooooooo!!'. I told her I was still livid as to how this happened so I didn't know if I should blog about it but since this blog is like my hair diary where I share everything about my hair, my highs and lows, I have decided to share this sad sad incident of how I cut about 6 inches and like 12 inches respectively of random places on my hair.
So this is what happened, remember when I got the box braid bob crotchet that was black and blonde in front? Well when it was being installed there were some stubborn ones that refused to solidly knot at the base because the braids were too big, some I left alone but there were these two strands I forced to knot because the hair used was stiff expressions. Fast forward loosening day, I was able to unknot most of the braids with ease and casually did so on my bed half asleep, then it got to these two stubborn ones in the middle and I struggled, gave up, picked up a pair of scissors and thought I was cutting just above the knot...snip snip, the braids came off and I sighed in relief.
Proceeded to take out the corn rows, that's when the horror happened, by the time I reached the middle I saw hair follow my hand....my mind was racing, but I didn't use any extensions to corn row my hair I thought to myself....don't tell me IT'S MY HAIR!!!!! This was even the six inches shorter hair that I had cut, by the time I got to the very middle more hair followed my hand and it was MUCH LONGER!! I screamed so loud that I made my sons panic and start crying, my hubby ran upstairs asking what happened and saw me cradling my hair like a child and just shook his head....left to him I'd just be packing my hair, no protective styling because when things go wrong he gets the brunt of my complains.
Anyways, I eventually calmed down and looked closely enough to see that the hair I cut off was hidden and didn't affect my length though it affected the fullness of my hair which was quite annoying...I was so upset that I vowed never to do crotchet extensions again but alas, few weeks down the line here I am sporting a mambo/Havana twist crotchet hair style....
The only difference is this hair is super light weight and stretchy so unknotting will be a breeze plus I will be very careful and take the hair out in front of a mirror and not slumped on a bed!!
Well that's all for the biggest hair blunder I had this year...a relatively perfect year hair wise until this happened...but that's life, you take what you can from the experience and keep it moving!! Those who entered the 6 inches of Growth challenge, please send in your entries....I've received a few but not enough to have a full post...unfortunately if you didn't enter the challenge at the start of the year and sent me comparison pics, while I applaud your results, they won't be eligible as part of the contenders for the actual challenge. I look forward to receiving more entries and announcing the winner of this year's growth challenge.
This blog is here to debunk the common myth that African hair cannot grow past a certain length, that our hair is difficult and impossible to work with, that we have to rely constantly on weaves and extensions to look presentable, in fact it is here to prove Naija Hair can grow!!