Do you find yourself choosing simplicity over variety and style when it comes to your coils?
Wash & Gos
Apparently July was National Lazy Natural Hair Month. Well, at least for me it was. After doing flat-twist outs for the past seven months, I was burned out. I was working at a fast food restaurant that required me to wear a hat, so I gave in to wearing wash-and-gos for convenience. It was then that I discovered my wash-and-gos had hang time. I put my hair in a low ponytail for work the next day. At the end of my shift, my hair was dry, and I shook it out of the puff. Bam! I finally had hang time and once again! As great as the definition was, my hair suffered. I had so many single-strand knots, it was horrific. When I did get back into the routine of flat twisting again, every time I got to my ends, it made me sad. I did not trim it until early September, but I plan to get a professional trim sooner than later. Yet again, another fail.
I often find myself bored with my hair because I love versatility, but I realize that simplicity in my regimen is key to a healthy hair and avoiding frustration. One day I had to realize that, even though I want length, I’m probably not going to do half of the styles I drool over on Tumblr. Healthy convenience is what I crave, and that's easier to obtain with either long or extremely short hair. I have my days when I want to be creative, but they are few and far between when in comes to adapting it to my lifestyle. As my hair grows out, I am learning that my focus has changed from wanting to achieve the healthiest potential of my hair versus exploring styling options.
What about you? Do you find yourself choosing simplicity of maintenance over variety and style when it comes to your coils?