My Pseudo Big Chop

Remember when I told you I had some severe heat damage?

Well, last month I cut most of it off.  I’ve been trying to nurture and care for my hair but it’s hard when you’re transitioning.  Half of it wants to curl like there’s no tomorrow while the other half gives no fucks about anything.  The ends of my hair will not curl if my life depended on it.  After getting tired of pulling it into a bun or straightening it (which is pretty counterproductive), I decided to make an appointment and get it cut.  Hoping to get one of these styles:

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I’ve been seeing my stylist for about a year now.  He’s nice and seems to understand my hair, but I’m not sure if he understands my style.  We spent some time talking about how short I could go.  I was so over the current condition of my hair that I was willing to go pretty short, a baby curl fro.  Considering that my hair grows pretty fast I figured that it would grow a good bit before Christmas and everything would be fine.  We ended up going a bit longer than I was expecting, in a bob.  There’s still a good bit of damaged hair.  If I were straightening my hair, I wouldn’t mind so much.  But the damaged hair doesn’t look good when I wear it out and curly.  The ends fight being scrunched, will not finger curl, and end up dropping like a limp noodle after an hour, which is pretty frustrating.  This is especially true in the back, where he left more damaged hair.

 

See the straggly ends? Well, I figured I’d make the best of it, let it grow out a bit and try some new stuff.  So I decided to try a twist out.  I co-washed using Trader Joe’s conditioner and dried my hair with one of Hubby’s old shirts.  I’m not going to go through the details of how I did a twist out because it sucked, and because there are approximately 39,572 of how-to videos on YouTube.  But I used Shea Moisture curling smoothie and curling gel souffle, it looked something like this after I twisted it.

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As you could see on my face, I had some serious doubts this would work out.  I don’t have any rollers, and the ends wouldn’t hold a finger curl.  So this is what I ended up with when I woke up the next morning.

Yeah…. that’s a hot mess and is definitely not what I was hoping for.  The majority of my hair behaved exactly how I wanted, but those damn ends! I even tried to get them with a rod curler and nothing happened.  It’s so disheartening.  I ended up pulling it back.  I’m sure it would have been a pretty fabulous twist out with all non-damaged hair.

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Whateves.  At the end of the month, I have an appointment for another cut.  I’m going shorter.  I want as much of the damage off as possible while still being able to so something to it.  Until then I’ll either do a wash and go – every morning, twist out and pull it back, or put it back into my baby bun.

Patience, I’ve got it.  But I’m not sure how much longer I can hold on to it.  But one day, some day, my hair will be long and healthy and I’ll be able to whip it back and forth.

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Monday, I’ll tell you how I cook all the food while retaining some of my sanity 😉

À la semaine prochaine! See you next week! .

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