In Other News, My Brain is Showing :(


My girl F has two adorable baby sisters with long, luscious naturally kinky locks. Let’s call them T & M. Right from babyhood, they’ve always had full heads. F’s hair isn’t as abundant as theirs, and the hair at the temples is a little sparse, but this may also be genetic. So one day last year, T observed the hair there. And she asked F very very seriously- What is that? Is that your brain? LOL! It’s a standing joke between us now, but on a more serious note. My own brain is showing. 😦

And I’m very upset. *rolling on the floor, not laughing*

I think I’ve been taking my edges for granted. I hated them for most of junior secondary school because sometimes, it was as if they wanted to touch my eyebrows. LOL weird, probably an exaggeration, but my edges were abundant. Though as fragile as anyone else’s, they always grew back.

I wore kinky twists for all four weeks in April and I lost a lot of hair at the edges which was really surprising because the hair wasn’t made tight or styled uncomfortably. I ignored this, thinking my edges would bounce back naturally as usual, but they haven’t. Now, May- June- July- August… my edges are thin, my Scalp is still shining in space meant to be obscured by my wild edges, my brain is still threatening to show.

Help is in a bottle, thankfully, in the form of Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I participated in a Castor Oil challenge on Kinky Curly Coily Me last year, and after it, I was truly convinced of the healing, conditioning and growth stimulating qualities of castor oil, or as I prefer it, JBCO. More about Castor oil here. I always recommend Castor Oil to people having trouble with their edges, and it’s time for me to take my own advice. At least 3 times a week, I will be massaging my hairline with Castor Oil. Actually, I think I’m going to extend the TLC to my entire head, by entering the Fall Castor Oil Challenge on Kinky Curly Coily Me.

I’m also going to leave my edges out of my styling plans. Hopefully, my edges will be revived soon! Please pay attention to your edges ladies. Stay woke!

Are you struggling with any hair issues right now? Misery loves company! 😉 lol




13 thoughts on “In Other News, My Brain is Showing :(

  1. Sorry that you are going through this :(. Castor oil to the rescue! 😀 I noticed that my satin scarf seemed to be rubbing against my hair line (both the front and back) and think that it started to affect my hairline a little. I started tying it down a little looser and closer to my forehead and neck. I also try to always sleep on a satin pillowcase in case my scarf slips off at night. I hope your edges get better soon.


  2. This was me 3 months ago and it started with kinky twists last November. I thought my hair would from back but they never did complete and my back to back weaves and braids did not help. I used JBCO when o remembered to which was hardly ever but thank God my hair is growing back. I’ve just eased of on putting any stress on it.


  3. I’ve struggled with hair issues lately – breakage at my crown. I was tired of trying to hide it. It was beginning to be too much work. Not to mention that I had severely damaged ends from flat ironing over a year ago. So I took the drastic step and BCed again.

    I’m also taking part in the castor oil challenge.

    Good luck and I wish you well in recovering your hair.


  4. Speedy recovery to your edges boo! I’ve been there. A TIGHT and awful looking weave left me with a bald spot. My edges were noticeably gone so I know what it’s like. I also took my edges for granted but you’re edges are on the road to recovery. Hang in there! 🙂


  5. Good luck to the new challenge. Hope all is well soon. Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s an eye opener to pay attention to our edges. have a great day! Take care! 🙂


  6. *Snigger* ur brain z showing. I cudnt stop laughing! Bt I ve 2be really careful so I wnt be in d class of d “nofronthairites” as my evil friends wish. Thnks 4d castor oil advice!!


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