Why did I take it out so soon even after resolving I would keep it in for 4 weeks? Well, my mum had noticed that my hairline looked as if it had experienced some breakage. And my hairline felt painful and it seemed like I had little bumps coming in there. Add in the fact that I had a major case of the itches, and I was having a mini breakout in areas the weave got in contact with, I decided that the benefits of protective styling were not worth it. So I took down the weave yesterday evening after work.
After I was done taking it down, I noticed that the little bumps on my edges were the strat of scalp sores. And I had experienced a hairline setback. Sigh. No more weaves for me. Please hold me to this resolution for the sake of my hair and scalp.
After takedown, I just did a quick finger detangle and did some chunky cornrows (that are very loose) that I am wearing under my wig at the moment. I will do a proper detangle and wash this weekend.
So strategy to recover my edges is:
1. Daily scalp massage with coconut oil or Miconazole Nitrate (yes, I joined the MN bandwagon)
2. GHE everyday to keep hair moisturized and supple
3. Styling will be box braids worn under a wig. This style doesn't stress my edges, and is an excellent protective style.
|Crazy 'fro after take down, no detangling|