This is a post about my wash day. Or should I say part one of it. Lausanne decided when my wash day would be and it wasn’t last night. Since Her Highness decided I had no choice but to wash my hair this morning, I embarked on the journey.
Let’s just say, so far so…I don’t know. This is what I’ve been able to to till now (2pm Netherlands time).
Step one: Part my hair in two
Step Two: Spray with my water and oil mix, followed by a generous amount of coconut oil.
Step Three: Braid my hair in four parts…and rush to soothe my screaming baby. No time for pictures!
Step Four: Wash my hair with black soap and follow with conditioner (at the speed of light) and rinse.
Step Five: Use a towel to remove excess water (dabbing and not rubbing) and cover with a microfiber hair towel…and calm fussy baby down.
Step Six: Pray to God I have time to do something nice to my hair before work tomorrow!
I have just received my “after baby” gift! Now, is it a gift to be excited about or not? I would say…NOT! <insert tears>. I will explain.
As I said in my last post, wash day was supposed to be yesterday or today, depending on the baby’s mood. Well, it didn’t happen yesterday and baby had nothing to do with it. This is what happened: Baby was playing on her baby gym playmat and I saw this as a chance to wash my hair. I raced to the bathroom and brought out my TLC kit, which contained my hair oils for a nice prepoo routine. Well I took off my satin scarf and saw it. The gift. The “after baby” gift. Known to many as the result of…postpartum shedding. The baldness. The bald edges. Yes I wanted to cry.
I know I wrote earlier that postpartum shedding had begun but I didn’t know it would go this far so quickly. I was surprised to see it happen overnight! I had to postpone my washday because I needed time to grasp what had happened. I did not want a repeat of last time where I was confused. As I write this, I have gathered myself together and I am ready to tackle this postpartum bogeyman. I’m contemplating whether to take a picture or not. Oh well I will save this post in my draft until I make up my mind…
**2 hours later**
I’ve made up my mind. Here you go:
The pictures do not even begin to show how bad it is. I was already dreaming of my Ecostyler gel and how I was going to use it next week when I resume work. Oh well, let me go research postpartum shedding-friendly hairstyles.
I’m sure you are wondering what’s so special about May 2014. Well, I was shocked to see that the last time I posted something was in May 2014. I read through and realised that so much has happened to me since then and so many things have changed, especially with my hair routine. As I type this, I have two kids. Can you believe that? It has really been that long. Well let me briefly introduce them to you.
On May 22, 2015, I gave birth to my sweet baby boy Marcello. He has been so active from the womb and never stops moving! This has made a great impact in the way I take care of my hair (we shall discuss this soon!). I can’t believe he’s almost 2 years old.
Next up is a lovely baby girl I gave birth to on February 16th 2017…just 2 months ago. Her name is Lausanne. Marcello loves her so much. The tag team are greatly responsible for my inability to get anything done.
I had my church wedding on December 13th 2014. I didn’t see pictures of my wedding (wedding hair) on this blog so have a look…(although I know most of you have seen them)
I would like to apologise to the ladies who were counting on me to keep updating my blog. I promise to do better. If you are still out there, I would love to hear from you.
I hope I’m forgiven.