How I damaged my hair for 18 years

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Posted by BlueBeard (other posts) on January 28, 2019 at 10:42:53 Previous Next

In Reply to: Damaged hair now gone posted by BlueBeard on January 27, 2019 at 05:36:31:

Live and learn...unfortunately it took me many, many years to realize I was damaging my hair and by that time it was to late to fix it without cutting everything.

I knew heat from a hair dryer was bad and caused me hair damage during my first round with long hair in the late 80's and early 90's so when I started growing my hair out again in 2000 I avoided the hair dryer and followed advice from this forum. in 2001 I was finally at a length to pull my hair into a ponytail. The way I did it looked clean and I thought it was OK but it involved wetting my hair that was in a ponytail and letting it air dry that way. I did that everyday for the next 17 years and the ponytail kept getting smaller and smaller and tighter and tighter causing headaches because my hair was getting stretched straight and taught. Eventually the strands would snap and were splitting along the way till half my 1 foot length was damaged.

My hair is naturally wavy and curls when long and I wanted straight hair. So, lesson learned now is go with what God gave you. If you have curls coming out of your scalp then go with it and if your hair is naturally straight then go with that.


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