Like many naturals, the puff is a go to style. When I had a TWA, I couldn’t wait until I did my first puff. It reminded me of a crown, and I was a natural queen. It was the style that I went to when a twist-out didn’t work. I pulled my curls into a puff when I wanted to look cute. I rocked a puff more often than twist-outs.
Well, after all of those puffs my poor little edges have suffered. I tried to tell myself that if I used castor oil on my edges daily I could still keep my edges. Well, that was a big lie. I don’t know why I even tried to use that false logic on myself. I’m a sane person.
I cannot suffer from the downside of puffs any longer. One of the reasons that I went natural was to not only keep my scalp, but my edges as well. With that said, I have to give up my wonderful and cute puff so that I can nurse my edges. I have to really look into my protein to moisture balance. I need to spend more time in protective styles (a topic pondered before). I need to twist my hair more, and massage my edges at least every night. I can make this turnaround. I can look cute in other styles.