I have a few complaints about my hair that I expect few people share and I'm not bragging here only stating facts.
- There is no curl in my hair and perm curls don't last long and forget about using a curling iron it falls out in half an hour
- My hair grows so fast that I can go from 3/4" in June to 10" in October which is why every June I get it cut to that 3/4"
- My hair is very thick, so thick that when it gets too long it gives me a headache from the weight of it and when it is hot outside it feels like I'm wearing a wool hat.
- The hair strands are very fine and oily which means it needs to be washed every day to prevent build-up.
Now I am sure many of you are complaining because I call these problems. They are problems because it takes a lot of care to keep it looking nice and I just don't have the energy to do it. Again why I get my hair cut off in June easier to take care of that way.
When my hair was long (mid-back) I had to wash it every day and it would take hours to dry. If I left it down for more than a few hours I developed a headache and a sore neck. Any perm I got was half-grown out within a couple of months. All these are the reasons behind my decision at 40 to go slowly shorter until I hit menopause and then it all came off. In the first couple of years, I got my hair shaved to boy length and have gradually allowed it to be a few mm longer each year.
Now the standard hair care routine is very simple:
3 Moisturize and seal (especially useful for African hair)
4 Detangle if needed
5 Style & Protect
6 Spot repairs (like the frizzies or split ends)
You'll notice that only three of these are required for everyone. The Video below is about my hair type. to find yours check out this article on Healthline