This is my third post in the hair setback series and today I’m discussing matted and tangled relaxed hair.
Was Doing the Most and It Showed
When I say I was doing the most, that is not a good thing. I went from having mid-back length hair to arm pit length over night.
Turning Point – Matted and Tangled Relaxed Hair
The turning point came when I failed to detangle properly before my wash session. I ended up with several matted locks that wouldn’t free up for anything. I tried my best to pick the knots apart but they were stuck together like glue. I could hear hair breaking and snapping while trying to work with the knots. My husband inspected the knots to see if he could pick them apart but he too was unable. I used conditioner, I used oil, both provided no luck. I left the knots in my hair for a week until I was mentally prepared to cut them out. Once I pulled it together, I pulled out the scissors and whacked away the knots.
Yep, a pure disaster.
Cutting My Hair Was the Only Option
My length suffered tremendously. If you recall from the second post of the hair setback series, I was already dealing with mid-shaft splits from the Tangle Teezer. These two mishaps came together to create the perfect storm. My bounce back plan was decided for me seeing how jacked my ends were so I cut my hair back up to arm pit length. In an instant, I went from hovering around the 11 inch mark on my length check shirt up to the 6 inch mark. Drastic change! My hair looked great and felt better but I missed my length tremendously. I learned a valuable lesson and that’s to properly detangle my hair before washing it to avoid having to deal with matted and tangled relaxed hair.