Yes, it has happened to the best of us. After two years on my healthy hair journey (HHJ), I had a hair setback.
What happened? Well, I decided to do my first wash n go in years. That was not the problem. The problem came in when I decided not to detangle before I scrunched my hair. The sad part is my hair did not turn out how I wanted it. I think it’s just too long for me to get the result that I did in the past.
When I tell y’all my hair was a hot matted mess when I tried to co-wash the next day, OMG!!! It was crazy. All I saw was my years of progress literally going down the drain as I detangled. I will say part of that was my own fault. OK, it was all my own fault because I did get frustrated and got rough with my hair. I just got to a point that I just said I want this over now. I came to my senses before I got to the left side of my head but for my poor crown it was too late. I saw the worst breakage there.
I decided to just put a ton of Suave Almond & Shea Conditioner on my hair and call it a day. This happened the weekend before I moved. So, I ended up with the conditioner in my hair until I made it to ATL and got settled in. By the time I got ready to rinse the conditioner out, my hair melted like butter. It reminded me why the Almond and Shea conditioner is one of my staples.
My plan now? I’m just going to nurse my hair and do my best at blending the breakage in with the rest of my hair. It’s not seriously noticeable: so I refuse to cut my hair and start over. This hair setback will not break me or deter me from my ultimate hair goal.
Have had any setbacks during your journey?
What did you do to overcome them?
When did you start your healthy hair journey?
What have you learned so far?