Saturday, September 10, 2011

I Hate the Smell of Burnt Hair

Hey loves. I just felt like letting off a little rant today. So, my mother was getting ready to go somewhere and she flat ironed her hair, like she does almost every day. I was in my room so I didn't even realize she was getting ready to leave until she came to my door and said so. A few minutes later she said she couldn't find her keys, so I got up to help her look.

As soon as I stepped into the hallway, all I could smell was burnt hair and hot flat iron plates. It was repugnant! Now that I have so much more hair knowledge, it really gets under my skin when I see people mistreating their hair. And now I see how crazy some of the things we do (in my case did) to our hair are.

I was talking to my friend OJ (seen here) about this very topic not too long ago and when I told him how I used to treat my hair he was appalled. When I straightened my hair, I would almost always use the highest heat possible and my hair would be so hot that I couldn't touch it for a few minutes after making a pass. Some of you might think that's normal and nothing to get worked up about, but when you really stop to think about it, it's kind of crazy. Our hair is apart of our bodies just as much as our feet are and we regularly subject our hair strands to 400+ degree temperatures, melting the cuticle layers (which are supposed to protect our hair), and boiling the water on the inside of the strands, potentially causing little blisters on the strands which can be points of breakage, all for the sake of beauty. We wouldn't use that kind of heat on any other parts of our bodies, so why does our hair get such harsh treatment? And then the smell afterward is just something else entirely. I just really really dislike it.

*Takes a deep breath and slowly exhales.* Ok, now I feel a little bit better. I just had to let off that rant before moving on with the rest of my day. Let me know what you think about it in the comments. :)

1 comment:

  1. I love you're outlook and I totally agree with you as far as making better decisions for your hair when you gain more knowledge and those decisions causing a lifestyle change. My showers have become longer, but that's because now I'm actually careful and mindful of my hair and make sure I don't rip off length unnecessarily. And now I'm not brainwashed to think there are "white" and "black" hair products. :)