Well it has been 3 months of nothing but sew in's for me. I recently discovered that my hair was shedding due to birth control. My hair has thinned out tremendously and has me very sad and depressed.
Well I had my last weave for about 5 weeks and decided it was time to take it down. I asm scared to keep the weave for too long because I am deathly afraid of my hair dreading up. Well I took my hair down and got good news and bad news.
The bad news....
It is as bad as I thought. My hair is VERY thin. I have been taking supplements and using MT topically in an effort to nurse my original thickness back. I also have to apologize to my beloved henna. When I started losing hair, I blamed it on henna. I was so sure that henna made my hair fall out...well henna may have stolen my curls but it did not make my hair fall out...birth control did!
The good news...
I am pretty much APL (arm pit length). My goal was to make APL by April. Well now I would like to see FULL APL and a decent amount of thickness. My hair success is bittersweet because although my hair is much longer....it is too thin for me to enjoy it. :-(
So....what does this mean? Well I am actually still dieting and working out (trying to shed the extra pounds also a result of the BC) so right now, it is best I keep my hair curly. Although my hair is thin....the curls are beautiful! I have no clue what my hair type anymore...but I love my curls. I am slowly nursing my hair back to health and I am confident that by summer....I will be able to wear my hair out again.
The verdicts on weaves? A keeper. I will definitely be weaving back really soon. I am going to take a few weeks to give my hair a little TLC. And then...back in sew in's I go. At the rate my hair is growing...with the help of weaves.....I just MIGHT see BSL (bra strap length) for Christmas!
Have you nursed your natural hair back from "thinning"? If so, please share your experience. I need all the tips I can get. Although I don't wanna...I promise to take pics of a piece of my hair stretched to show the length and the curls just for fun before the next 48 hours is up (curly deep conditioning with Aussie 3 minute miracle) :-)