Whew!! it’s been a wild one. I won’t lie my silver braids made feel some type way. Solange and Beyonce all rolled into one.
WINTER HAIR WOES
I’ve had to defend Mushu from the blistery cold and wet foggy snowflakes. Doing my usuals. Head-wraps, cop’d me a couple wigs from sam’s beauty.
Y’all I had to call on Mushu’s guardian angels to protect Fa Mulan from disaster, hahaha. He got threatened to get shaved up for a job. On two separate occasions!! (Don’t ask). Thankfully the Gods of Shrinkage saved us both and kept our pockets smiling.
My clients wanted my hair to look really REALLY SHORT. Mushu’s 3year grown ass is always ready. I had to go even shorter than the shrinkage you see below. I went over to the shoot in a sleep cap. That flattened my kinks all the way to my scalp.
Luckily my ends have been cut, moisturized and protected. Even after having to wear my kinks shrunk the whole week, I didn’t suffer too many tangles.
Nevertheless, it was a bit traumatic, but the worst is over. Please support us by sharing this post
It could be really tricky trying to preserve length after going through all of these life tests, but we overcome and are stronger for it!
WHY BLACK HAIR BREAKS
I am preety sure all my NappyBoos know the answer to this. Sometimes, life just need to remind us how she operates.
My first horror was a couple weeks after I arrived first time in San Diego for the NYE celebration. In my excitement I forgot to pack my spray bottle mix. Of course only remember in the taxi to the airport
Even though I was shower rinsed-out the salt water after surfing, one braid actually broke my hair off halfway through near to my right edges!! Immediately I got back into NYC two more broke off 🙁 No jokes!! Natural hair bloggers are not invincible to mother natures rules either.
Now hear me loudly:
MOISTURE RETENTION IS EVERYTHING AND MORE. IF YOU DON’T MOISTURIZE YOUR HAIR AND FIND A WAY TO SEAL-IN THAT MOISTURE IN IT WILL BREAK.
WHY? BECAUSE BLACK HAIR IS DRY HAIR.
Ahem, moving on.
If you would like to know how I took out my braids and preped my hair back to normal check out this post:
For the beginning of my 4th Month of my #6monthprotectivestylechallenge, I have to revert to my old ways of protective styling. Wigs, Headwraps and leaving my strands alone. While I continue to work on being a successful entrepreneur and artiste so I can do what ever I want with my hair.
Conclusion: This whole experience is teaching me a lot of patience
Are you protective styling right now?? Leave a comment below, What is your favorite protective style?