I put my first weave in when I was transitioning to natural back in 2008. The hair was long, not quite waist length but long enough where it felt slightly uncomfortable. I remember when I was thinking about getting the install, I was so excited because it was my first time and the thought of not touching my hair for a whole month in the name of protective styling was equally as gratifying.
I had the install done on a Thursday after work but by Saturday evening I was back at the salon begging my stylist to make time to remove it. There was nothing wrong with the hair itself, I'm sure the install was perfect but I just couldn't get past the fact that it felt like I had a cat permanently afixed to my head. The fact that I couldn't touch my scalp caused some kind of weird anxiety that I don't speak about often! Needless to say my stylist finally removed the hair and I went home a happy girl vowing never to put myself through that torture again.
There are many women out there who use weaves as their chosen form of protective styling with absolutely no issues and have been very successful at keeping there own hair healthy and growing. However if you are like me and you just cant get down with a weave or braids, then figuring out a regimen of protective styling that will keep your hair healthy and retaining length is your number one priority. Here is a simple protective styling regimen you can use to meet your hair goals while side stepping weaves or braids.
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