Do you find yourself choosing simplicity over variety and style when it comes to your coils?

Amanda's Wash and Go

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.

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What about you? Do you find yourself choosing simplicity of maintenance over variety and style when it comes to your coils?