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Hair Confessions- Cracking, Splitting and Peeling of my Hair Cuticle

Hair Confessions- Cracking, Splitting and Peeling of my Hair Cuticle

Rewind back to a few posts where I wrote about At Home Hair Spa. In that post I described how I spent a day pampering my hair with luxury products and how my hair felt wonderful even after seven days. Well, something happened the next time I needed to wash my hair. gehn gehn

I was told at the last-minute that I needed to travel by road, to my hometown in the East of Nigeria, (I live in the North), so without thinking it through, I drenched my hair in water and began shampooing. Shocked? Me too. My saving grace was that I used a moisturizing shampoo that I could finger detangle with in the shower so I removed most of the shed hairs without worry. However, the whole process happened so quickly that I ended up with the most cracks and split ends I had ever seen on my hair. Obviously, I was distraught but had no time to worry so I trimmed 1.5inches off at the next washday thinking I could start afresh with new ends. Ha!

Needless to say, the damage I had caused was deeper than 1.5inches of hair as the cracks and peels showed up on my dusted ends. 🙁 I had no clue at the time how I could solve this problem as my mind was focused on more important things so I put my hair up in box braids to leave it to rest for a while. As the stress of more manipulation on top my already fragile ends was not an option.

After I took out my braid attachment, the split ends were still there. Sigh* They obviously won’t heal themselves. 

I’ll write more in my next post on how I am dealing with this problem after taking an extra 2 inches off my hair. It also goes without saying, YOU SHOULD NEVER WASH YOUR NATURAL HAIR IN A RUSH as you may end up causing more damage in your quest to save time.


What are your hair confessions?  What do you do when you have no time to properly wash your hair? Lets discuss in the comments below!

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Chinwe Juliet

Hi! My name is Chinwe Juliet and on here I share with all honesty all the information about my natural hair. Natural hair is beautiful so all my tips and tricks will be listed to help you achieve the look you desire. I also hope to inspire everyone of you not only with your natural hair but your inner beauty as well.
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  1. Naturally Mia

    Sigh. Similar ruts but I’m too scared to trim my hair though I know I have to. A lot of my ends are frayed and split. I know it is because of the twist extensions I had in my hair, or rather, how rough I was when combing it out afterwards.

    • igbocurls

      I know the feeling, but the earlier you trim it off, the better. As I read that, split ends if not dealt with early can travel up the hair shaft causing more damage. Which means you may have to trim more than you would have off if you don’t deal with it early.

      • Naturally Mia

        I know, I know *heads to mirror with scissors, head low* :p

  2. hrh7

    Ooh! I like confessions!
    But really, what’s wrong with washing your hair in a rush? No pre-poo? Because I hardly ever pre poo. On another note, that sounds really weird 2nd time around.

    • igbocurls

      Nope. No pre poo. It was just the fact that my hair couldn’t stand how quick I washed it I think. So I ended up with all the problems above. *shrug*

      • hrh7

        Sorry about the hair.
        If it’s any consolation, your hair looks long, well moisturised and lovely.

        • igbocurls

          Aww…you’re too kind. Thank you dearie.



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