I’m On A Hairmotional Roller Coaster

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Hey beauts!

Yup, you read that right. Hairmotional. It’s a proper word.

Hairmotional (adj.): i) of a experiencing emotions, feelings, and desires dictated by one’s hair situation. ii) spontaneous and rapid hair changes occurring with or without the intervention of the wearer of said tresses.

So, yes, for three consecutive days, I had what I think was my hundredth first hairmotional roller coaster experience. It began when I spontaneously decided to take out my braids (finally!) at 10pm (very aware that I had an early start the next day). As it was late, instead of doing a proper wash and DC after take down, I washed with SheaMoisture black soap, oil rinsed with olive oil and conditioned with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner. To be honest, after take down, my hair felt awesome. There was moisture and grease. I have the previous oil rinse to thank for that.

Anyway, after cleaning the hair, I put them in bantu knots in readiness for a bantu knot out the next day. For this, I used the Naturalista Juicy Yummy leave-in conditioner and As I am twist defining cream (guys, this thing is the truth!):

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The morning after (unraveled bantu knots before separation and fluffing)

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I had an issue with the styling of the bantu knot out but I was quite pleased with the definition.

So it came as a huge surprise to me when at the close of work on that day, I walked into a beauty salon on my way home and asked, “can you straighten my hair?”. LOL. Before I even realised what I was doing, I was sat on a stylist’s chair and she had a blow dryer blasting heat in my hair as she brushed my curls and coils out. L O L. I got my hair straightened! It’s been a year and 2 months since my big chop and I haven’t really done any form of length check. So I’ll admit that I was quite excited to see what my hair looked like straight. I was quite impressed. I think my hair is now a tad longer than the length it was at before I began tampering with scissors.

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Obviously, someone got carried away with the selfies. I guess since my brain was in vacation when I went in to get my hair straightened, it is no surprise that I did not bother to ask what was being sprayed on my hair as sections were being blown out and straightened. I didn’t ask a thing. Heat protectant? I have no idea. And now, I am slowly freaking out about the prospects of getting heat damage.

At the weekend, I went out with a few friends and danced and danced and sweated and sweated. I had my hair in an updo swept forward and to the side (unfortunately, I have no picture of this). I had hair well in my eyes with this style and in my face. However, after two hours of dancing, I realised I had no need to remove hair from my face or even my forehead. Where did my hair go?! And then I looked into the mirror:

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Shrunk Shrunk Shrunk

As I write you, I am physically restraining myself from going into the shower and unleashing an avalanche of water on this hair. I’m trying to commit to this straight hair business for a week…

What have I learnt from this hairmotional roller coaster:

– As I am Twist Defining Cream is amuhzeen!

– If you ever randomly go into a salon to get your hair straightened, please at least know what it is that is going into your hair.

– My hair, from root to tip is all natural and can shrink whenever it pleases yo!

– My hair IS growing.

– I might need heat damage control, if not now, then at some point if I continue this way.

I want to hear from you guys. When have you experienced hairmotions in any form? What is the most spontaneous decision you have made regarding your hair and its care?

Till next time, be good to your hair and you.

– Mee Mee

xx.

0 thoughts on “I’m On A Hairmotional Roller Coaster

  1. LOL
    The way natural hair shrinks like it’s hiding from something eh..
    Your own now has mind control features on top. It is well.
    One time I was so frustrated with some tangles, couldn’t find my scissors; I snapped them off with my nails. #cuegasp. I wouldn’t even call it a spontaneous decision; more like a hairmotional attack.

  2. Thanks for the post dear! The most spontaneous decision I ever made was washing my hair and just left it till next day, NEVER AGAIN IN LIFE! Ohhhh was she cross, 6 hours to detangle, learnt my lesson well. Another was finger coils, did those in my hair, and my fingers hurt for 2 weeks straight, was in so much pain that have never and will never ever do that style again, love it but cannot take the pain.
    Smiles!!!

  3. oh oh, sorry,
    i have no idea,its a bit ‘hairmotional’ for me, not knowing. I know i want good hair, and i know i enjoy the feeling of water on my scalp and i know i want edges, but that’s about it.
    I may wake up next week and scrape whats left or pour ozone on it. sorry for my rant, and wordpress posted itwheni was’nt quite ready, so forgive the typos. Love the straight hair btw. #Eyebrowsonfleektho If i’mever inyourcity, hook a sister up

    1. Lmao. Ozone! Abeg don’t do that. You’ll have your hair ‘Tada’! moment. Just keep enjoying the water on your scalp.

      Thanks! About the eyebrows. $4 eyebrow threading for the win yo!

  4. First of all, #HeyBoo.
    I know how you feel, i’m barely a month into my supposed big chop,and let me tell you, i know how you feel, for this lifestyle change i did’nt prepare, i made no plans, or hair goals, or emotional parting procedures, I just basically put thehair inabun and put a scissors to it. I enjoyed showering for the first 2 weeks,butthats about it. I don’tknow what to do with it, people keep asking me what i want to do with it, why i cutmyhair, what am I trying to achieve, short answer;

    1. #HeyBoo! I so not what you mean! This was me when I did my big chop as well. But I think that’s the beauty you realise in this whole thing. You can do anything!

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