There comes a point in your hair care regimen where you want nothing but the best for your natural hair because it is important to you. You not only love it in word but also in deed. However, it is not worth it to pretend that you have the best, especially when 'the best' is fraying your hair strands on a regular basis. Unfortunately (for my hair), I discovered that those little hair tools called hair pins (the very best brand) were capable of ripping, snagging and tearing my hair, causing some serious physical hair trauma. I've had enough and I wish that was the case after the second time.
In the beginning, I went out and bought the cheap, never-can-remember the brand hair pins as I am a faithful protective styler. These hair pins were like snakes, shedding their skins in tiny bits of black that spotted my fingers whenever I styled my hair. Then I got Goody. The difference was instant. The hairpins were firmer, seemingly big-boned and smooth when compared to the skin-shedders.
All was right with the world until one day, I was running low on hairpins and needed to restock, but I could not find the Goody hair pins where I had first bought them, at the pharmacy. Imagine my wide smiles when I saw them at Beautylicious. One hundred in a pack. That, I thought, would last me the entire year. I got the best. It was settled.
And then the drama started. I took out one hair pin and the bulb of its end refused to part ways with my hair. I pulled gently. It didn't let go. I pulled firmly. It snapped from my hair like a stubborn toddler with rough nails. I didn't use that one again. But sooner than later, it returned as another hair pin, snappy and spiteful. I was in denial. I was using the best, I thought to myself, setting yet another hair pin aside. Right now, I am annoyed and wondering where are the good hair pins? I am no longer putting my trust in the brand ahead of my hair. I am not going though the next fifty without testing them on a pair of pantyhose.
To you I'd say, be careful. If the best of anything is damaging your hair. Get rid of it. Denial is one main of the causes of hair breakage and split ends in natural hair. And I truly believe that taking action is one way to prevent unnecessary split ends in natural black hair.
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