Taking Matters into My Own Hands
There's something about waiting to get my hair done in the salon that freaks me out. I can't describe it. I feel like I'm gonna have an anxiety attack waiting for my hair to dry. When I go, I try to leave as quickly as possible. I even bring my own rollers and leave with my hair wet, just so I won't have to sit under the dryer. Anyway, it's been over two months and I was dying for a touch up. Since I missed my appoinment, I decided to do the craziest thing... apply my own relaxer! I went to the store and bought a perm kit. Rather than go all out with the strong stuff, I got the kiddie perm. It's mild and doesn't burn.
My hubby tought I was insane for attempting this, but desperate times call for desperate measures. The last thing he said before taking Princess out for a walk, "I hope you have all your hair by the time we get back." They clearly had a good time while I was home praying my hair wouldn't fall out.
Once I was finished, I sat under that dryer on and off throughout the evening. It took about an hour and a half in total. When I took the rollers out, I examined the finished product. I wasn't expecting salon quality results, but I was hoping for an improvement. I didn't do a horrible job, but it wasn't great either. My hair pretty much feels the same. Don't get me wrong I'm happy to be nappy, but not at the price of losing my hair. For those of you who aren't familiar with relaxers, it's important to get a touch up every six to eight weeks. If you don't, then the already permed ends will fall out because the root is a completely different texture. If it were up to me, I'd go all natural. But my hair would be so hard to manage.
This may be the first and last time I take matters into my own hands. I'll soon be back at the salon at the crack of dawn for my touch up.
Weather Anchor Mama