My hair always felt coarse. Â This I thought was normal for my hair type. Â Â No matter how much I deep conditioned, avoided heat and manipulating my hair, my ends were rough and like brillo.
I knew my hair was damaged. Â To my dismay, I realized it was 2 inches and was disappointed. Â Just that same morning, I wrote in my journal how happy I was that my hair was finally getting longer. Â I even attempted a very tiny pony tale with lots of hair pins to hold my sides up. Â The key word is ATTEMPTED. Â Really it was a disaster because my hair was still too short on the sides but I sure had the vision. LOL
So began my internal dialog…. what is more important, long hair or healthy hair? Â Yes ladies, I turned into Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Â When your hair grows as slow as mine, watching it grow is like watching water boil, it can be quite frustrating. Â The thought of cutting my hair was torture. Â So I decided to dust my ends. Â The length seemed more important until I felt my hair. Â It still feltÂ horrible Â and the dusting just seemed like a total waste.
I ended up cutting most of the damaged ends and my hair is now between 2.5 and 3 Â inches long. Â I felt sad for a little while, however, my hair now feels awesome and looks so much healthier. Â It is soft all over. Â Yes, ladies you can have soft coarse textured hair! Â (I hope I am describing it correctly.)
Here is my question…. Â What would you do? Â Would you cut off all the damaged ends? Â and How much damaged determines if you should cut your hair, trim your hair or dust your hair?
Thanks for reading and it feels good to be back.
This is how much I cut off.
This is how my hair looks now.