Don’t adjust your screens!!! Just building the anticipation of my big reveal. Check out my new look!
I’ve been toying with the idea of wiggin’ it for a while. As I continue on my natural journey, I know styling will become a challenge. I’ve already written about some of my hair issues, and it’s only been three months post relaxer. I have a long way to go before my hair is completely natural. So, I’ve been researching protective styling options. This weekend I finally made the decision to go in for a wig fitting.
A friend from work told me about True Indian Hair . I met with the owner, Karen Mitchell, for a consultation. I know absolutely nothing about how to choose the right wig, and Ms. Mitchell put me right at ease. The first thing I noticed was her sweet demeanor. She certainly has a knack for making people feel comfortable, and also knows her stuff. Ms. Mitchell recommended different options, and gave me tips on how to style my new do. She said that each wig should last six months. But based on the soft texture, I wouldn’t be surprised if it lasts much longer than that.
Since I’ll be transitioning, a wig will make things easier. I won’t have to choose between working out and keeping my hair TV ready. As you know, my job doesn’t offer much flexibility when it comes to my hair. The plan is to wig it as I transition.
Here are some wigs I tried on. Which one do you like best? Keep in mind that I’ll be cutting and styling the wig similar to the way I normally wear my hair. So far, my hubby likes the first one the best. Please tell me your pick in the comments section below.
Stay tuned later this week to see the final look.
Weather Anchor Mama
There’s something about waiting to get my hair done in the salon that freaks me out. I can’t describe it. I feel like I’m gonna have an anxiety attack waiting for my hair to dry. When I go, I try to leave as quickly as possible. I even bring my own rollers and leave with my hair wet, just so I won’t have to sit under the dryer. Anyway, it’s been over two months and I was dying for a touch up. Since I missed my appoinment, I decided to do the craziest thing… apply my own relaxer! I went to the store and bought a perm kit. Rather than go all out with the strong stuff, I got the kiddie perm. It’s mild and doesn’t burn.
My hubby tought I was insane for attempting this, but desperate times call for desperate measures. The last thing he said before taking Princess out for a walk, “I hope you have all your hair by the time we get back.” They clearly had a good time while I was home praying my hair wouldn’t fall out.
I followed the instructions, applied the perm to my roots, rinsed, washed, and roller set my hair. I can tell my hair was in bad shape because it had been falling out. It was so hard at the roots that the comb literally broke, while I was combing through my mane.
Once I was finished, I sat under that dryer on and off throughout the evening. It took about an hour and a half in total. When I took the rollers out, I examined the finished product. I wasn’t expecting salon quality results, but I was hoping for an improvement. I didn’t do a horrible job, but it wasn’t great either. My hair pretty much feels the same. Don’t get me wrong I’m happy to be nappy, but not at the price of losing my hair. For those of you who aren’t familiar with relaxers, it’s important to get a touch up every six to eight weeks. If you don’t, then the already permed ends will fall out because the root is a completely different texture. If it were up to me, I’d go all natural. But my hair would be so hard to manage.
This may be the first and last time I take matters into my own hands. I’ll soon be back at the salon at the crack of dawn for my touch up.
Weather Anchor Mama