I am at the 3-week mark of my hair intervention and I must admit I am disappointed that I’m not seeing more evidence of growth. I get that 3 weeks isn’t actually a long time in the world of hair repair, but my damaged hair is stressing me out…which isn’t helping my damaged hair.
In order to help heal my hair and deal with my vanity, I have been wearing a clip-in hair piece to conceal my thinning locks. My stylist at the studio, Angie Lorenzo, clips the hair in and only applies heat to the fake hair (mostly). Right now, I’m only wearing my piece in the studio for my TV show. I’m just not brave enough to wear it outside in the wind yet. I do plan to wear my piece to special events where I will most likely be photographed, but I may change my mind once an event actually comes around.
To most folks it may be too difficult, even without the hair piece, to see that my hair is damaged. So I decided to share some pictures of what’s really going on. I’ve had these pictures for 3 weeks, but was embarrassed to share them until now. The reason I opted for hair clips as opposed to having hair sewn in is that I was told that sewn-in hair can be more damaging to your natural hair, if not properly cared for. I also wanted the option to treat my hair regularly, which is much easier to do whenever I want because all I have to do is just pop out that clip. I think leaving the clips in all day and night can also put a strain on your hair.
I was surprised to learn that putting the clip in really isn’t that difficult. I can even do it! But I leave it to Angie for now. She basically parts my hair about 1/4 of an inch from my hair line and fastens the clips right above the part. Then she combs my hair on top of the clip and I instantly have healthier looking bangs (not sure why Donald Trump hasn’t tried this). The key, according to Angie, is matching the fake hair to your hair. That isn’t easy to do, but step number one is make sure you purchase real human hair and not synthetic hair. It costs more, but it is worth it to get the best look.
I am still trying to find my best hairstyle with the clip, but overall I am grateful that Angie was able to make them for me. She said she could add streaks of color or go for a longer look if I want. I am SO not ready for all of that, since I am still trying to get used to wearing my clip outside of the studio. Baby steps.
I’d love for you to share more of your hair drama with me. Any of you using hair clips or do you prefer a full weave? What products are you using to treat your damaged hair? When do you think I will see results?
Until next time, thanks for sharing this hair journey with me!