Over the past week I have been really frustrated with my hair. My frustration stems from my move from Chicago to D.C. and having to find a new stylist. Right before I left I got my hair cut because the ends were damaged. It took me a while to get used to but I like the cut. My only concern is finding a stylist that can care for my hair and be sensitive to the fact that I work out and sweat hard at least 5 x week. After chatting with a friend I realized that a better option would be to rock a short cut, that way I would have less hair to worry about. This may seem drastic but I am tired of worrying about my hair. I am tired of not being able to swim regularly and arranging my workouts around getting my hair done.
I have been working out consistently for about 1.5 years now and my hair has remained an issue. I thought I had a good system (washing and conditioning my hair once a week and not putting heat on my hair) but apparently it wasn't working because my hair was still damaged. I have considered other styles (braids and weave) but I don't like the idea of not being able to thoroughly wash my hair regularly. Going natural is also an option but I don't think I am quite ready for that transition. Plus I have a friend that did it recently and she still struggles with her hair.
I am considering switching to the Kerasoft relaxer system which is supposed to better for your hair. I just need to find someone in D.C. who is knowledgeable about it.
For those you in Chicago you should check out Kuttin Ege' Salon. The stylist Paul, is extremely knowledgeable about caring for black womens hair and for women who exercise. I only wish I could find someone like him in D.C.
332 S Michigan Av. Ste 121
Chicago, IL 60604
If this is your first time reading you may think that pic on the right is me, it's not. So here is my cut:
Have you experienced similar issues with you hair?
Do you have make your workout schedule around your hair appointments?