|No. This has nothing to do with the blog. Just wanted this gif of my niece and I here. |
We're hair twins. Her hair is super thick and long!
|My scalp is way too visible. WAY TOO VISIBLE!|
|My hair literally came out in plugs.|
As I gently removed my Havana twists, chunks of hair came out with them.When I was explaining my hair loss, someone told me "Maybe you just can't wear weave". While I may not be an old pro at weave wearing, that doesn't exactly address the problem. And then I realized that I've had Twists before. Smaller, heavier twists. I didn't experience any hair loss with those. Even if I cornrowed my own hair, it is the tension that is eating away my edges. Although I'm not planning to get weave next week, I'm certainly not ruling it out forever... nor am I blaming it for my thin edges. I mean, obviously the weight of weave combined with the tension doesn't help with hair loss. But it's not the sole culprit here.
Traction Alopecia is reversible if it is caught early enough. Luckily, I am a fast learner. I have been babying my edges, and even got some Jamaican Black Castor Oil from a friend. I'm much less concerned with taming my edges, and more concerned with length retention. Growth has never been an issue for me. But damage... Damage always finds me. I was already still slightly bitter about the horrible sew-in from last year. And just when my edges were beginning to flourish, BAM! New weave, new problems.