All the manipulation you are doing to your hair trying to achieve a perfect style, whether it be a wash n go, twist out, or flat ironing your natural hair, you are taking away the moisture that your hair so desperately needs.
Not only is your hair now feeling dry but you have also weakened the protein bonds that keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.
It may not be apparent at first, but over time you will notice a difference. This is a key point in why establishing a regimen to keep your protein and moisture balance in check is so crucial.
Personally it is one of the hardest parts of being on a hair journey. I can never get the combination just right, but I hate to make things harder for myself. Hence, why I am a die-hard protective style fan. Keep things simple.
Inability to Know What Your Hair Really Needs
Perhaps the most horrible thing when chasing hair perfection is, you slow your ability to learn about your hair. You try this product and that product.
Braid out on Monday, bun on Tuesday, wash n go on Wednesday, flat iron* on Thursday, Flat twist on friday, and a sew in for Saturday and Sunday.
Ladies, we cannot be this dramatic with our hair. When we do this we are ignoring what it really needs and are unable to see the progress we are striving for.
Sometimes our hair just needs to breathe! Let it get use to a style or stick to the products that actually work for your hair instead of conducting a science experiment every time you read or see something on the internet.
I always say this, but LISTEN TO YOUR HAIR! Perfection in your eyes may be a completely different story than what your hair has in mind.
Although perfection is what most of us strive for, we must remember: “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” Perception is everything, but keep in mind what you are risking.
Manipulation of your hair is inevitable, but you can limit the damage you cause. Don’t set your standard of being perfect according to someone else’s standards, only YOU can set that bar based on your own beauty. Where ever that bar may be, remember perfection comes at a cost, are you willing to pay for it?
Originally posted 2015-08-24 15:00:05.