I’ve been doing right by my hair for a long time. I’ve been taking Manetabolism hair vitamins, deep conditioning, sleeping with my satin scarf and all of the other DO’s of having natural hair.
I straightened my hair at the end of February and again at the end of March. I thought to myself that it was too much in a short period of time (although there was no heat damage), so in order to continue to do right by my hair, I decided to refrain from heat for now.
All was well. I stretched my hair on washday by twisting it, so as the days went on it became easier to manage. I was getting used to styling my hair without gel. I was really enjoying it until…
Yesterday when I combed my hair I noticed little chips of hair in the sink. Chips of hair!!!!! Like BREAKAGE! I freaked out! My hair sheds, but I never, ever, ever see breakage.
I spoke to a few of my natural hair friends and the first question they ask is… Did you change products? Did you change your regimen? Products, yes… but I always do. I rarely use the same products weekly. Regimen, yes. I haven’t been blow drying my hair.
Somewhere along my natural hair journey I realized that blow drying my hair helps to prevent single strand knots. Sooooo… since I decided to be heat-free I haven’t been blow drying, which lead to more single strand knots and my hair finally began to break where the knots were. Sigh.
Realizing this, I washed and deep conditioned my hair, blow dried it and trimmed it.