So I have a confession to make. Up until recently I hadn’t gotten a haircut in probably about two years! That’s right. I figured because I wore my hair curly that hair cuts didn’t matter. So when my ends started getting more and more tangled, and detangling sessions became more and more difficult, I attributed it to texture, not neglect.
No matter how many oils, butters, and sealers I added to my hair, it ended up looking like a rat’s nest after day two or three. Finally the thought dawned on me that maybe I need a haircut. This was a very scary thought, since it seems to go against my length goals. But what good is long hair if it’s unhealthy. Plus, I was losing so much hair during the detangling process, that I thought “this cannot be normal”.
If you’re curly like me, you’ve probably grown up getting horrible triangle haircuts from hairstylists that would rather be doing anything else but dealing with your massive head of unruly curls. I can easily recall the look of “oh shit” on the stylists faces when I would come in for a hair cut or a blow out. I’ve had numerous hairstylists tell me I should get a relaxer so my hair is easier to deal with. Then, after spending hours hopelessly trying to tame the mane, I end up leaving looking like a giant cotton ball. With these experiences, you can easily see why I’ve always been hesitant to get my hair cut in a salon. Read the rest of this entry