So everyone has hair disasters, woes, and setbacks. I mean, it happens ladies! That’s why it is called a hair journey. You win some and lose some, but you learn from the troubles and duds of the losses and mistakes to create beautiful roses of tomorrow.
Sometimes we all need help from each other to continue on our own hair journey. So what we are going to do is help you with your hair disasters, woes, and setbacks all in one article. Here are some of the common cries for help that we get on a daily basis:
My hair will not grow! No matter what I do, I just can’t grow my hair passed neck length. I’ve tried products, vitamins*, different styles…everything! Help me please!
Sincerely, Been Bald Since Birth
Dear Been Bald Since Birth,
I always say a great ratio of total hair care is 30% products and styles and 70% TLC for your tresses. Are you delicate when styling your hair? When in a protective style, you do forget to care for your hair?
Does your ends graze your clothes or does your hair get caught on your jewelry? Try not to think so much about the products, vitamins*, and the styling options you have done. But think about how (your actions) how you care for your hair and the time in between.
If you are a relatively healthy person your hair is always growing, so growth isn’t the problem, maintenance is really where your focus should be. If you want more information on length retention check out this post and this one.
When I straighten my hair, it is an oily mess! My flat iron* has gunk and muck all in it and my hair is not even all the way straight. I have to wash my hair all over again every time I flat iron* my hair. Any tips for my flat ironing woes?
Sincerely, Frying My Hair
Dear Frying My Hair,
Are your tools clean before flat ironing your hair? Are you flat ironing dirty hair? Are the products you are using heavy or are you heavy handed with your products?
Make sure everything from your hair to your hair tools are clean before you begin flat ironing your hair. If not, you will re-deposit oils*, skin cells, and shed/broken hairs back into your own hair. Also, be light with your products. Use a light serum or a heat tamer spray for flat ironing, but be light. Try these tips and you will be on the path for beautiful flat ironed hair.