First of all, it's difficult not to be obsessed about ones hair. There are so many adverts in the media promoting longer, healthier, and shinier hair. It really annoys me, as we are constantly brainwashed to want something we don't have which isn't easily attainable.
I have finally taken out my sew in hair extensions this evening and can I say... I feel so much better. The longer hair was starting to annoy me as it took alot of care and time. The extensions became itchy, and my scalp has become quite irritated and dry due to the very tight cornrows in them. There was not much damage in the removal process, but it wasn't exactly a treat. After combing my hair once it was all out, quite alot of strands of my hair fell out as it had become quite weak. I don't think I will be getting the extensions done again for a long time, if not never. I will stick to clip in extensions as it seems to have more pros than cons.
In a bid to rescue my hair, I decided to give my hair a deep nourishing treatment. I mixed 50% avocado oil and 50% olive oil and applied from root to tip, I also did a few minutes of scalp massage. Once applied I braided my hair into a french plait and applied a wrap around it so I can leave it in overnight. I used to do this on a regular basis but managed to forget about it. I will now be aiming to do this at least every 2 weeks.
Below is the 50% avocado oil and 50% olive oil mixture that I made:
I will also be applying a drop of this to the ends of my hair each night in order to keep it in good condition, this is another habit I slipped out of.
Furthermore, tomorrow I will be going for a trim and a restyle at the hair salon!
Do you have any tips up your sleeve on this subject?