I planned on wearing them a full 5 weeks but I couldn't take it anymore and had to call it quits.
My hair grew.
My hair broke the heck off! Breakage hasn't been an issue for me since God knows when, with the exception of my edges which are weak permanently do to relaxer damage. But I was weak when I started to notice 4-5 strands of hair all around 1/2 inch long in sections.
|Urgh! My edges have never looked this bad!!!|
I know hair goes through a growth cycle and a 1/2 inch long hair could be a new hair growing in under any other circumstance, but I know it is breakage because of how many there are.
Why do I believe that this happened? Because of tension. I didn't braid too tight (I wasn't in pain from the braids), whoever, the tension of the braids was enough to jack up my hair anyway. What ticks me off is that I worry about the ends, and then my hair breaks off at the roots! I mean really! Can't win for losing.
|Busted and disgusted hairline|
No use crying over spilled milk ya'll. All I can do is to learn from this setback. Unfortunately, setbacks are apart of the process of learning your hair. Unfortunately. That's why I always say that if you are new to the natural hair game, it is okay if you stumble or don't get it right on your first try. How many things in life did you succeed at on your first try? Not many probably.
All I know is, I will never do another set of small box braids, and I will keep a close watch on my hair for the next four months and monitor the health of my hair and report back to you all. Alright ya'll, I'm out.
PS-I'm still hot though. No lie.