Hair Depression And How To Get Out Of The Funk

a1

Talk about it

Find someone who understands what you might be going through and talk to them. You could go to the hubster but honestly bless their hearts, men may not get it as much as another sister in the natural game.

Find your person and just tell them, you might get a suggestion or some encouragement that might just do it for you.

Stay connected

As much as we argue and fight, this community is really an awesome one, we bicker like family but when it comes time for us to go HAM for each other we show up.

We built this city, and when you feel depressed come home to the girls because you are safe there. I never stopped reading, writing, interacting on Facebook or looking at inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest.


Being ‘social’ helped me not to go all the way AWOL and totally neglect my hair. Social media has its evils, and sometimes we need to unplug, but it is nice to know we can just plug in again when we need a boost.

Change your regimen as your hair grows

What does this have to do with depression you ask? Well, long hair isn’t as easy as it looks and as your hair grows you will have to tweak some things because it can get overwhelming without a good plan. When you get overwhelmed it is easy to just say to hell with it all and just sink into a deep dark funk. Long hair can get hot, annoying as it falls everywhere, attaches to things and Lord please don’t let that joint get dry and tangled. How do you spell nightmare!?

Instead of getting frustrated and ignoring the mop, you have to figure this thing out, you don’t have to change everything about your regimen, but you might need to accommodate more hair by paying more attention to your sections, sealing your ends more, protecting your hair. Basically everything you already do but just with more attention to detail.

Originally posted 2014-07-06 15:00:05.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

ENJOYED THIS POST? JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER!

Sign Up Now




Comments

  1. niqua

    Yes i have been through hair depression. My fix is to cut it off and start over.

  2. Synamon

    Everytime a natural hair vs the world vendetta occurs. Which is every other day! Funk city. I rant and rave to my husband, who probably isn’t listen, but, it makes me feel better.

  3. Regina McNally

    Yes, I am going through it now so I am sporting a twist style with weave -color 350. I just love it. Great article.

  4. Blessedcoils

    Yes I have been in a hair depression. It seems to happen when the weather gets warmer and I agree with your post as well other personal issues outside of hair can really take a toll that you are unaware of. I truly do want to cut it off like big chop short, but my significant other prefers long hair. And since he is important to me and his opinion has value in my choices I decide to wear my hair in twists. He also loves my hair in twists, pinned up, and he has suggested locs, but I am not interested in locing my hair any time soon.
    I also agree with staying social in the Natural Hair community. I always get inspiration from the different women. Thank you for this post. I also wrote something similar to this post on my blog http://www.tastyberri.blogspot.com

  5. Antrell

    I went through it fortunately my mom was there for me to talk to about different things. also after my oldest girl was born I dyed my hair bright red which made me smile every time i saw it in the mirror. My in-laws were very shocked but it helped me feel like I was still the same person before I gave birth.

  6. Tamar

    I am currently in a hair funk. I’m getting through by keeping my hair in Senegalese Twists for the summer, and learning how to style my twists is very fun for me. However, I do miss my hair and at the same time I’m not looking forward to having to do it every day or every other day. I continue to search for styles I want to try when I finally take my twists out. Pray for me…fingers crossed

  7. Ashley

    Sadly, I’m going through it now. I’d finally achieved shoulder length hair after doing my big chop in Dec.09. After all that care & work, in early May of this year, it took just one shampoo disaster to mess it all up. I took off my wig at the time and was preparing to wash, deep condition and re-twist. It’s as if my hair just tangled and seized up after shampooing.There was not getting out of it. I had no choice but to bc again. For some this is no big deal but when you have 4C hair that grows extremely slowly (come on 4 yrs to barely get to my shoulders?!!!), it’s not that easy to let things slide. Now I’m back to a TWA. I’m someone who was just getting used to the idea of letting go of my addiction to weaves, wigs, & extensions. Now I can’t even wear a wig since my edges are damaged and need to regrow. This is frustrating and extremely depressing for me. It’s even worse when it feels like every blog site only features naturals with long, thick, healthy looking manes. Having no one with compassion or sensitivity to talk to about this adds severe insult to injury. There aren’t any natural hair communities where I live north of Toronto here in Canada. It’s just really hard to take. I wish this wasn’t so painful. Good luck on your hair journey and be careful with your hair ladies.

  8. vanx 2801

    Great article…and yes, I have too! It was both my hair and my personal life. So, i went to the huetiful l hair salon. I made the appt. a week in advance and every time I thought about it, I would get so excited. I got a treatment and a much needed trim. I also got great tips and later received complements on my hair.
    As far as my life.. well, i’ll get it together, but I ain’t hating my hair anymore.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *