Why Braids are the devil
Why I will Never Get Braids Again
Did you know your hairline could pucker?
I think the African hair braider wanted me dead
Not sure which title is best for this lil post…but….
So…. This happened:
…..And not even 24 hours later I took those suckers right the F out!!
Oh my god.
I don’t know how people do it. They were heavy, painful, super tight and felt like it was pulling my hairline right off of my head!! I asked homegirl to make the front loose, and it felt like she was doing them looser (ish) but…umm…. I could feel each follicle dying.
I wanted to get braids so I wouldn’t have to deal with my hair at all and could just enjoy my time in Florida. However, taking those braids out the next morning was the best thing I could’ve done. I didn’t want to end up like this:
(I’m sorry but I busted out a big ol’ laugh the first time I saw that poor man’s fro loading up. He must be on dial up. 56k modem style)
My hairline is naturally far back and thinner on the sides like my dad’s, plus I’ve got a fivehead, I can’t afford a 6, 7 or 8 head. No way!
My postpartum shedding has started up with a vengeance so I’m glad I am braid free so everything can shed as it needs to. (sidebar: it’s so unsettling to see huge amounts of hair just falling from your head all day long, no matter if you know it’s supposed to happen, no matter how “prepared” you are for it…it’s still pretty scary)
Now…. despite my puckering hairline and not being able to hold my head up straight…..I still haven’t learned my lesson….
I think I’m going to get something like this the next time I lose my mind and wanna get braids: