The time had finally come to bite the bullet and take out my Damn Hair. I had been putting off the removal of my extensions for a very very long time due to the fact that A. I didn’t know what I wanted to do next B. my visionary stylist, Marie from Madusalon, was sidelined from the world of curls with strep and C. I was just too Damn lazy to do the Damn thing.
But after some last minute travel got scheduled, I finally had to get down to Damn business. Well, the bullet got bitten off slowly. I was laying in bed almost asleep when I took out one extension…and then a second..and a third. Finally, I found myself on my feet with scissors, conditioner, and clips, massaging, unweaving, and gently pulling the Damn hair free from Lola. I don’t know what I was thinking to start such an undertaking at 11pm, but at 1am, I had hit the point of no Damn return (aka where you have too few extensions left to cover up the loose hair and leave it for tomorrow).
So I chugged on…and on…and finally got back in bed and watched a movie at 2am. And when the movie finished at 4, I still had more Damn hair to take out. Finally at about 4:30 all the Damn Hair was collected in a waste can and Lola was FREE! Oh so very FREE!!!
I’d been really missing my curls and couldn’t wait to revive them in the morning. Upon waking up, I gleefully shampooed with a clarifying conditioner, detangled using Darcy Botanicals Pumpkin Conditioner (more on this good stuff later!), and deep conditioned with My Honey Child Olive You Conditioner for just shy of an hour.
I noticed that Lola was super parched before all of the conditioning, but sure enough my curls were bouncing back!
What what distracted me about Lola’s post-Damn state more than anything was how damn grown own she had gotten! Not just the Damn Fade part, but also the back, where I used to have a tapered cut close to my neck, had become bushy, the coils on the top of my head were flopping over the 6-week old coils just emerging, and the longer side stretched below my collar bone.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about growing my hair out, but I’ve also discovered that I like shape, volume, and definition in my hair cut. Stay tuned for Part 2 of Lola’s Revival where she gets one of the most aggressive and distinctive cuts yet!
Until then: WELCOME BACK, LOLA!!!!
Post Script: I just want to say that I absolutely LOVED having my Damn Urban Twists! They do a wonderful job of encapsulating that which I strive for with my hair: edgy refinement. So proud and honored to be included in the ranks of the Damned. Je vous envoie des SUPER GROS BISOUS, mes cheries du Damn! Vous me manquez et j’espere qu’on puisse se voir bientot!