I woke up four months after having my beautiful baby girl, and my edges were gone. I thought we went to bed together (my edges and I), but by morning they were nowhere to be found! In reality, my hair had been breaking for weeks. I was combing handfuls out with each wash. But that morning, it became obvious.
I looked in the mirror, and I was devastated! I almost didn’t take these pictures, because I didn’t want anyone to ever see me like this. But God was like, “My friend, take the pictures jo! Someday you’ll need them to share your story. Don’t worry, all things work together for good!” So I did. I realized I needed something that would retain moisture longer than water.
Using hard water to wash your hair coupled with an extremely dry climate can damage hair. I learned the hard way. Please google the water in your state/province to know if it’s hard or soft.
For thick, kinky 4c hair, rule #1 is to keep it moisturized to avoid breakage. Our hair is like plants. When we don’t wet it, it dries up and the leaves fall off.