So I opened up to you all that my hair had been ripped out by an unwanted touching through force. I had to make the decision to tell about it because it has affected my blog that chronicles my journey to long hair. How can I show you my journey to long hair when parts of my hair is missing? Well I have been forced to be open with you. So without further adieu, I am sharing some of the things I am doing to get my hair back.
One thing I have been doing since the first week of the trauma is washing those areas at least once a week with a conditioner. I also apply an amla powder and henna powder mix to those areas. I leave the mix on for at least 30 minutes and then I wash my hair. Amla works great because it also strengthens the hair follicle. Henna is great because it has natural anti-fungal properties. When a person pulls your hair, then you never know what kinds of bacteria and/or fungus their nails carry. In my case, I knew the person carries fungus, so I needed a good anti-fungal medicine to ensure my hair will grow back properly.
On my list of to do is to see a dermatologist. This is beyond my scope so it is good to see someone who has more knowledge than you. I will update you all when I do and I will be sure to post the questions I asked too. Well, lastly, but not really lastly I went to the Lord in prayer! I asked those in the natural hair community to join me in prayer and I believe that has by far been the most helpful. Since, my blog's title incorporates the Bible, I will do another post on the prayers that I do for my healing and for long hair too. Thank you for your time!
Friday, January 22, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Since October, I have been dealing with a traumatic episode with my hair not of my own making. Before that fatal day, I had been debating as to, "Whether I want to display my hair on my new blog?", as I have been building it. I struggled with the fact of my displaying my hair would breach my privacy. I know that writing my hair story on a blog shares private facts about myself, but I was not quite up to displaying it with visual aids! I ... now, have decided that I will show my hair soon, especially because what I am going through may help other women. It is a subject that I have been familiar with and that I witnessed women in my life go through, but that I myself didn't allow myself to make it a thing at the forefront of my mind. It is a subject that I have been a victim too over and over again, but now it has affected my hair too. My hair had been the tool I used to break the bondage of my familial tyranny over my life and now, the one who abused me the most, ripped good portions of my hair out. So, I am now writing this blog for you, for the women who need to gain strength in getting out and away from bondage of all kinds! I share my story to help others to get out of situations they may be in denial, or unaware through naivete and/or manipulation like myself.