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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Hair Update

As you all know, I suffered my 2nd setback at the end of last year, it has been a big turn off for me going through 2 setbacks 2 years in a row, both at the hands of hairdressers. I keep asking myself how could a simple wash and set turn out so horrendous?? Twice!!??

Since suffering my last setback I kept up with my weekly washes but did not look forward to doing them because my ends where not what it used to be. Even though my ends do not look see-through when I look in the mirror I was tempted to big chop again so I installed a weave for 4 weeks during the Carnival season. I took the weave out a few days ago and based on what I saw in the mirror after I washed my hair, I decided then to do a series of mini trims instead of a haircut. (I even mentioned my plan in my last post)

Well ladies, apparently, what I’m seeing in the mirror and what is are two totally different things.
Setback #2
A picture does speak a thousand words!

Saying that I am shocked is an understatement; either my eyes or my mirror is playing games with me. I have trimmed my hair twice since that dreadful day last year and was about to trim again this wash day when my daughter suggested I take a picture. I normally take pictures when I flat iron my hair for length checks but she got fed up of me moping and complaining and wanted to prove that it doesn’t look horrible, well now even she is doubting her own eyes.

I am now back to the point of wanting to do another big chop and start all over again, those ends have to go one way or the other. The one thing I’m sure about now is that no one is touching my hair again.

12 comments:

  1. You hair has really picked up since the last 'big chop' you can gradually cut your end and not BC, it's not that bad, the thickeness and health is there! Oh, take a minute before BC. I always find that texlax hair is always difficult to judge when air dried :/

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    1. But I get you about this hairdressers, I need to assess mine too after my time with the hairdresser!

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    2. My daughter is saying the same thing, she really don't want me to cut my hair again but those ends don't look cute at all.

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  2. Are we looking at the same picture? Your ends aren't thinned out and look bad. Your thickness is still there, its prob how the hair to combed back. It's your decision at the end of the day. I'm scheduled for a trim after my relaxer from my hairdresser. I hope i'm not screaming lol

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    1. Well I cleaned my mirror again but I still don't trust it lol I'm just going to do a mini trim until my touch up in April.

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  3. Mini trims are good. Your hair got longer since the last time I saw it. Please don't big chop. Just keep doing the trims.

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    1. I'll keep doing the mini trims until my next touch up

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  4. Hi Candice! I agree with what the other ladies have said do not big chop just yet mini trims will do and honestly I don't think yor ends are that bad it could be probably the way its combed out. Did you take a post flat iron photo to compare with this one?

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    1. I'm not going to do a big chop unless my hair is flat ironed, which won't be until my next touch up so we will see then.

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  5. I feel your pain!! I have pics just like this...mine happened on more than one occasion even. I've handled it mutiple ways - gradual and big chop. Chopping definitely bounces me back quicker although it emotionally hurts a bit more initially than gradually trimming.

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    1. I rather just cut my losses and do a big chop but it seems like the person who helps me cut my hair is more attached to it than I am lol would you believe that we agrued for over half an hour about the amount to cut when I wanted to cut my hair in April after my touch up? We eventually settled on 3 inches smh I am gradually getting rid of the damage, I'll see where I'm at by the end of the year.

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