Did Someone Say Hair Setback?

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Hair-Ramble-Grow-It-Girl

 

 

 

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.

Wash n go

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.

 

 hair setback crown breakage

 

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.

 

Sorry about my hands being in the way:)

Sorry about my hands being in the way:)

 

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?

  • http://shhhhh-myhairistalking.blogspot.com savvy

    I had a similar nightmare last year when i decided last minute to take out my senagaleese twists and rock a sleek sytle for my B’day. I did not detangle properly..just slathered my hair is conditioner thinking that would help melt the tangles and it was a matted mess. I used an entire bottle of It’s a 10 on my head and almost the entire day detangling. It was so not worth it.

    • http://growitgirl.com Tiki

      Oh no! I can sympathize with you on that one. You almost want to cry when things like that happen b/c of all the hard work you put into caring for your hair.

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  • http://coilylocks.com Alisha

    No more WNGs for you young lady! I know when my oldest daughter goes DAYS without detangling her hair it's a freakin nightmare to detangle but luckily she hasn't had much breakage. Hope that area gets healthier quickly!

    • http://growitgirl.com Grow It Girl

      Girl, you know I'm staying away from those. I can't believe she hasn't had an issue. You know she doesn't believe in combing her hair. LOL Thank God she hasn't