Edit: This post is for those who actually do(and enjoy) protective styles in their hair journey.
Anyway, here are 3 signs your hair really needs a break.
1.) You Become Impatient on Wash-Day- Wash day is one of the most critical moments in our hair journey. Now I know a lot of us dread wash day which can be a normal feeling, but if you find yourself mistreating your hair in the process, there's a problem. If you're constantly ripping through your hair while detangling, skipping important steps or just on the verge of pulling your hair out, it's time for a break.
2.) You're Not Happy With What You See- If you suddenly hate how your hair looks every time you look in the mirror, it might be time for a change
3.) You Feel Like Cutting it ALL Off- It's easier to cut your hair off than it is to grow it. Think long and hard before you do it. Whenever I hear women, who have been on a hair journey, say they want to cut off their hair(for various reasons), I always suggest getting a short wig to see how it looks. I also suggest hiding the hair for a while then make the decision afterwards. In most cases, they change their mind.
Honorable Mentions: Breakage, styling issues or just plain boredom
So, before you do something you may regret, think about this post and get you a weave...or braids...or slap a wig on. :-)
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