You watch as all your favourite hair gurus go from tiny weeny afro to bra strap length in a year but its been 3 years and your hair is dull and still shoulder length. You’ve had a love hate relationship with your edges and at this point you are ready to throw in the towel.
Take a step back for a minute and lets go back to the drawing board. You can’t expect different result when you put in the same input. You may be guilty of one or 2 of these things:
1. You are doing too much.
You try every product that is suggested by any and everyone. One day its product A, before your hair gets used to this product you hear that product B is good so onto it your run. You hear there is a miracle product for edges so you ride that bandwagon too. Stop. It will take your hair at least 3 months to adjust to a new product. It will take even more time to see if your hair is thriving with the product.
2. You use too many products
Your hair is suffocating! You use edge control, curling creme, leave in conditioner, setting spray all in one go. Then at the end of the weak you co-wash your hair which doesn’t actually clean your hair and get rid of all the dirt. Try and keep your regime simple. If you use a lot of products you need to clarify your hair more simple.
3. You are not listening to your hair
When it feels dry/straw like or mushy/wet like do you take time out to correct your hair? Take time to actually understand your hair. In this generation where information is literally at your fingertips (google) you have no excuse as to why you don’t educate yourself. You may need to look at your protein vs moisture balance.
4. Stop comparing yourself
We have different stories to tell. We come from different backgrounds. Same as our hair. We have different hair types. So don’t expect yout hair to be like what your see on instagram everyday. You will only get frustrated. Fall in love with your own hair. Its perfect for YOU
5. Be patient and dont be hard on yourself. We are all learning.
Wash, deep condition and mousturise. When in doubt re start your regime and keep it simple then as you get to know your hair start experimenting.