Ohhh those edges

Telogen Effluvium

My younger sister Chrissy is the funniest person I know.  She says the most random things that make clutch your gut and try to hold your gastric contents in.  The other day we were talking about Girl+Hair (Girl and Hair) and potential products for the future.  After much brainstorming, she said, “you guys should create a product for edges.”  I thought, everyone has a product for edges…how boring.  Chrissy believes that edges are like the ‘immunity idol’ in Survivor.  To her all you need are…edges and Jesus…LOL!

So as I was perusing my daily trashy reading, I noticed that K. Michelle inadvertently took a swipe at Tamar Braxton’s edges (see image below). *Side eye* I hate when women zing at each other. (Yeah! I call them zingers…little swipes at completely irrelevant things).  Tamar snapped back at K. Michelle explaining that she suffered hair loss after the birth of her son Logan.  You see, many women experience hair loss after a stressful event, it’s called Telogen Effluvium.

kmichelle insta edges

*Cam takes off her beauty bestie hat and puts on her DOCTA hat. (I had a hilarious patient who would scream “DOCTA” every time I passed by his room).*

Telogen Effluvium is a form of non-scarring hair loss and it is due to a change in the regulation of the hair follicle growth cycle. A larger percentage of the hair follicles will be in the resting phase than the growing phase. Therefore, there is more shedding than usual.  Anything can cause this like childbirth, major surgery, rapid weight loss, iron deficiency anemia, thyroid problems, significant emotional stress, etc.  Most people will experience hair loss two to three months after the stressful event followed by stabilization and regrowth.

So there…that’s Telogen Effluvium in a nut shell, and folks, please don’t make fun of edges :).  Stay sangin Tay Tay…we love you and your edges. BTW, my new favorite Tamarism is “Are you sureeeeee?” I always want to punctate a discussion with this.  Can you imagine? “Doctor, I prepared the patient for the OR….me…..Are you sureeeee?  hahaha!”

P.S. I will actually think about a product for edges.

xxx

-Cam

 

Makeup in under 10 minutes!

As I get older, the more I find myself spending less and less time in the mirror.  I love for everything to be fast…pronto…like yesterday!  I hope this isn’t a sign that I am going to be some grump old woman one day with very little patience for people.  Ohhhh well *Kanye shrug*  I have been obsessing lately in how I can cut the time it takes me to apply make-up.  I have pretty much solidified an under 10 minutes routine.  It’s super neutral but perfect for me…and I am sure the video above will help someone out!

xxxx

-Cam

How I grew my edges back

So if you f you know anything about me, you know I have always loved to have my hair done.  Nonetheless, all this “getting my hair done” has cost me the hair around the perimeter of my head quite a few times.  Here is a quick video about how I finally got my edges to grow back.

xxx

-Cam

Welcome

Hello world and welcome to Girl My Hair!  I have been so pensive lately about how I would explain the reason for naming the blog “Girl My Hair.”  Just recently I ran across this interview by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that encapsulates the spirit of this blog.  In the interview she discusses her new book, Americanah.  The conversation spans from character development, story writing, and her own experiences in Nigeria and America. The most potent part of the interview I thought, was her her obsession with hair and  on how hair is in fact political (6:39) and a large part of our lives as black women.

Girl My Hair is a blog that will rarely delve into the politics of hair, serves as a forum for the discussion of many topics-culture, fashion, musings, music, beauty, and of course hair!  Adichie’s interview validated what I have known all along that while we are women  of many different tastes and styles, there is always the connecting thread of HAIR.

xoxo

-C