At about 4am on Saturday morning, the 16th day in July 2016, I woke up to locate my pair of sleeping socks as the night had become unbearably cold, but just as I straightened out of bed, my eyes caught my image in the mirror opposite me and the first thing I noticed was my unhealthy looking hair.
It’s been exactly eighteen months since my last big chop in January 2015 and my hair has been in good shape. If you follow me on the gram, you would have noticed that my hair has a duo color tone(my natural color which is black and a honey blonde highlight).
Very recently, around June this year, my busy body got a red highlight and I noticed that after I got that red color treatment, my hair started to suffer a lot of setbacks. From a damaged curl pattern to desert dryness and uncontrollable breakage and I even started to experience thinning edges.
Having exhausted everything I knew about natural hair care, I decided to speak to a friend who happens to be a natural hair expert and she made a few recommendations but I saw very little to no progress and being the sucker for healthy hair that I am, I decided that I was going to get a protective style for my two week NYSC orientation camp and then deal with the hair afterwards.
So after I had found and pulled on my socks, I happily reached for a pair of scissors and as you read this, I’m down to my third big chop in less than two years. Adventurous! Not so? I love risky ventures and I would have still had my lovely hair but for the dryness and damaged curl pattern.
There are pictures of me and my hair all through my eighteen month journey but before you view them, let it be known that if you ever need to get your hair colored, do not go in for more than one application and should you need to touch up, ask your stylist to focus only on the new growth.
View my pictures from when I first colored my hair to my current big chop.
15 thoughts on “Why I Recently Got My Hair Cut”
Is there a test i can conduct to find out if my hair is healthy or not?
There isn’t actually a stipulated test but you could do an overview of your hair health by checking for split ends, receding hairline, breakage and maybe dryness.
That must have taken a lot of courage (or maybe I’m a wuss?) but health over length always. You look fabulous with both a twa and a giant puff so rock on girl.
It’s the fear of this happening to me that hasn’t let me colour yet.
Lol.. Thanks girlie! You shouldn’t be scared to color though, I personally recommend the creme of nature hair color cos that was the very first one I used for my blonde highlights and my hair still blossomed but red color was a different brand entirely.
I still can’t believe you cut your hair, but after giving me your reasons when we chatted, I understood. But I know the hair would still grow anyways. You still remain my hair crush.
Thank you darling! 😘
At least you learnt from your mistake! Never do more than one color at a stretch in time. If you have to re color wait a few weeks. It will def grow back no worries.
I’m pretty bummed about this, I was living my hair color dream through you. But I totally understand too, I’ve been through 3 dye jobs and subsequent hair cuts, everyone is always positive that your hair wouldn’t experience too much changes after a dye job, but it does!
Yes hun, it truly does. Sorry if I’ve shattered your dreams in any way 😂 but creme of nature hair colors are really a good bargain cos the red color that damaged my hair was a different brand entirely.