Yesterday, I was looking through old images, and stumbled upon an image from April 2009. I was relaxed at the time. I was shocked when I looked at the picture because it was of my temples, and I was nearly bald. I almost cried. It took me back to the time when I used to make sure that I never wore my hair off my face. I didn’t feel pretty at all. I tried so many things to grow my edges – oils, creams, and stretching my relaxers. The hair would grow in, but once I got a relaxer, the edges were damaged all over again.
Fast-forward to now. It’s three years later, and I was still abusing my edges. This time with wearing my hair in a puff all of the time. Well, I stopped that three weeks ago, and I’ve been wearing twist outs. I’ve also started massaging my edges every other night with oil. I no longer wear a satin cap because it was rubbing against my edges. I wear a satin scarf, and continue to sleep on a satin pillowcase. In addition, I’ve added protein to my regimen. Even in this short period of time, I can see a difference.
Looking back at these images, I am even more confident that I made the best decision in going natural.