Last year my older sister was forced to BC after a install take down gone wrong.Here's her story...
"So I took out a nice weave that I had in for 2 months. Everything was
fine after taking out the braids. My hair was still moisturized and
crimped. It was pretty. I applied some mega-tek/ oil mixtures and
massaged my scalp, not touching my ends. After about 30 minutes, I took a
shower, washed and conditioned my hair. Not once did I comb it out with
the fear that too much hair would come out. Everything seemed perfectly
fine in the shower. It was soft and manageable. I got out and air dried
and after 20 minutes or so, i started to comb out my hair but noticed
that my hair matted into two huge dreds!! I went back in the water,
applied half a bottle of vo5 conditioner and some amla oil and the matt
would NOT come out. There was absolutely no hope. I felt like the more i
rubbed the hair to get them untangled, the more damage i was doing to
each strand. So...I did the unthinkable! I chopped it all off (sniff
sniff). I was not even prepared to go natural but hey, now i have the
opportunity to try it out. After all, I was 3 months post.
I was very very sad about it and felt lost and empty without my hair. I
LOVE long hair and on top of that, I dont think I have the face for
short hair. So Im now on a natural hair journey. I will be rocking my
new $200 lace front (Thank God I had the money!) along with some weaves
until my hair is at a comfortable length to rock without a cover-up.
Here is a little hair history of mine. I started on a healthy hair
journey December 2008 after learning about www.longhaircareforum.com.
The dates of the pics below are as follows: December 15, 2008 (Dry
hair), December 30, 2008 (Wet hair), February 1, 2009 (Dry hair), June
3, 2009 (Dry hair)and September 6, 2009 (Wet hair).
In January 2009, I cut my hair. I needed it to look healthy again.
After the cut, I put my weave in. My sister (that's ME! lol) did a very good job, I must add.
On March 28th I did a little more cutting to create a clean fro.
Follow her journey here! http://luvovcandy.blogspot.com/