First off, let me repeat that personally I think the wig looks great. I know it's not mine and I'm really not trying to act like I grew this out of my head. I feel that my hair has been protected from the elements like I purposed, but I'm growing concerned that I may have developed another set of problems:
- Because this is a half-wig, the front portion of my hair is exposed. Although the front portion is braided, I still feel like that part closest to my face is breaking or something. I'm not exactly sure yet, but I know it wasn't like that before. When I take my hair completely down I'm going to seriously investigate. If everything else is flourishing, except this part, then the wig still must go. I can't sacrifice my edges. ???
- Although I love my hair and I know this wig isn't mine (genetically), I'm struggling about how to transition away from the wig. I mean, seriously, do I just take it off and sport a twist out that nobody's seen in forever? A twist out that's so so very different from the texture of this wig? Do I transition gradually and then burst out with my own do? I even did a self-talk and said, "During February - Black History Month - you will not sport synthetic hair" just to break this monster I've created. I've never had this thought before with any of my other styles, so what's the deal with this wig?
- My aunt, another natural who's currently sporting a wig, asked me if I thought that we were both getting lazy. My hair texture takes a lot of work and honestly, sometimes I do desire a break here and there, but usually I just grab a good movie and do what I must. The thought of growing lazy is disturbing. Hummm....
Seriously contemplating my options,