When I went natural, I thought that I had left destroyed edges behind. I waved goodbye to weaves and braid extensions and watched them disappear across the horizon, then turned my attention to figuring out a natural regimen. That is when I discovered a tried and true protective style: the simple bun! It was ‘all bun EVERYTHING’. I bunned for work. I bunned for formal events. I bunned for workouts. I took special pride in my “slicked back bun”; I would wet my hair, load it with a shea butter/castor oil concoction, slick it back and watch the shiny waves appear.
Imagine my horror when I spotted a picture of me my husband had taken, with a pathetic looking hairline! There was one small, prominent tuft of hair, surrounded by some light fuzz. I was mortified!
Since discovering this, I have taken it easy on the buns. I now rock looser styles (twistouts, curly fros) and, if I bun, I hold my hair at the top of my head and move it around before securing it, to make sure it’s not too taut.
But I was curious, have any of your readers dealt with destroyed edges — even though their hair is natural. Was it because of bunning, or something else?
Interesting! What have your experiences been?!