tight micros and lesson learned

My good friend Mary did these micro braid extensions for me. She says there is no excuse for a mother not to have her hair styled. Bless her.

If they look tight that is because they are.

My hair has been braided using Jazzy Kanekalon fibre. It is only braided about an inch and half which meant lots of my own hair is left out. Then the hair is braided into 5 or 6 big tight braids hence the extra tension on my scalp.

Then the hair is dipped into boiling hot water for about a minute. This curls the hair or gives it a waved crimped look. Now when this was done in my hair the hair was unraveled wet. Which meant when it dried although moisturised my hair frizzed up, Next time my hair will be left in the big braids untill completly dry so that my own hair stays in that style shape.

Now i have taken these out but found one of the braids came out by itself. From my investigation it was on my hair line. Which feels tender. Lesson learned. Next time i will insist my hair line is not braided so tight and that i take them out sooner.

Oh yeah please note yet again it took me over a week to take these out even though it wasnt plaited down to the length of my hair. micros and newborns are a no no. if it wasnt for another friend i would still be taking them out now

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  • Reply Tfaith

    I feel you about having too tight micros. My head is aching right now- I am transitioning into my more natural self also- during this process I am finding it quite frustrating achieving a good me style. In my search, I finally convinced myself to get micros for the second time ever. The first time should have been a lesson learned all in its self…The person that did them tied knots at the end of the braided part so when I began the process of removing them I would just become frustrated as sh!t, and say bump it I am going to cut this mess off. At least that’s why it seemed or why else would someone braid just a little bit and then knot? She could have just been lazy- any way it goes I cut my hair where the braid stopped and was left with a do it myself big chop with not even knowing the real significance of what I had done(4 years ago). Anyways this time I gave it a try after saying I never wanted micros again- Desperate really. With my money not right to get a pretty sew in like I want- I gave a 13 old girl the opportunity to try to work her wonders on my head. Let me mention that I have fine hair and my edges are severely hurt from constant use of gels and spritz-the last thing I know I need is a tight job around my edges let alone micros(period). I am in the process of taking them out right now because of the feel and the look(too spacey). She left the middle for later(what later)- at least I don’t have too many to deal with. I mean- they are so tight I wouldn’t want to think anything bad about someone today because I believe they would see it! I’m finding transitioning very difficult. No more micros for me.

    January 1, 2009 at 8:40 pm
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