In case you missed it, my birthday was two weeks ago and of course I had to switch up my hair into a cute little updo that was funky and fabulous! But the happiness was short-lived…
This hairstyle, which was a combination of cornrows done at an african braiding salon and curlformers done by me. Don’t get me wrong, my hair was cayutttte!! I got so many compliments on my birthday, and the curlformers held up nicely for a few days before turning into a cute updo.
But did I sleep for 6 days? Not exactly. The back of my neck was in so much pain, I spent minutes trying to find the right pillow position that brought comfort, and even had to prop a pillow behind my neck when I was sitting upright. Having to turn and face different people talking in school also proved to be a not so fun exercise. I chalked all this up to the fact that I haven’t gotten braids in a long while and just needed to (wo)man up.
Now, the braiding salon’s name originally didn’t matter — as you can get cornrows done pretty much anywhere — but that was before my scalp started blistering from the braids being too tight. Yeah… not pretty. Needless to say, I took them down after only 8 days, and to my horror had quite a bit of breakage at my nape. However, my fellow natural hair blogger homies Curls and Mo, ToBNatural, and Natural Partners in Crime allll told me to take them down ASAP when I was complaining via Twitter on day 3, so it’s more or less my fault. Regardless, the African in me is heading back to Aminata African Hair Braiding today to show them pictures, do some shouting, and try to get a refund!
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