Earlier this year my worst natural hair nightmare came true or was realized. Either way it was awful. Ok, ok. Maybe I’m being a little melodramatic. But I’m still a little heartbroken. What happened, you asked? I’ll tell you. My hair stop growing…
Naturally, hair grows about half a millimeter each day, about one-half inch every month or approximately six inches (15 cm) in one year.
This November when I got my annual straightening, I noticed my hair was not longer compared to last year. No real noticeable hair growth. *SMH* I was almost in tears. I recalled all the work I put into my hair; protective styling and moisturizing. You can see for yourself.
Celebrity stylist, Dickey of Hair Rules noticed my abundance of split ends. “When was the last time you had a trim?” he asked. It was recent but my hair was curly. You can’t see the split damaged ends when the hair is wet. Before my last trim, I can’t recall the last time I had a professional trim. As you can tell my hair has paid for it. When split ends are not tended to the hair breaks and will split throughout the hair causing prolong damage. Giving the illusion that your hair is not growing but instead it is breaking at the same rate that it is growing.
My New Year Natural Hair Resolution is to get a professional trim every 3 month as recommended by professional hairstylist such as Dickey of Hair Rules. I will no longer neglect routine maintainance of my ends.
What is your New Year Natural Hair Resolution??? Tell me by commenting below.