Natural Hair Setback!

You've heard the horror stories - someone's taking down extensions (by themselves or another person), and through miscalculation, the pair of scissors goes a little too high and BOOM! You have a clump of hair missing from your head! I never thought it would happen to me... lo and behold, that was my story not too long ago.

natural hair setback, berry dakara

Yeah, it's pretty recent, and honestly seeing the photo hurts. I don't know exactly when the hair was cut. I discovered it hours and hours after it happened. I would have expected that if something like this happened, I would lose it and cry or scream in anger. But I was just weak. Like I couldn't believe it. I guess because it's at the back, I don't have to think about it and it's easy to forget. But like I said, seeing the photo hurts my hair heart.

Anyway, has anything like this happened to you? What did you do?

Berry Dakara.


  1. arrrghhhh!!!! this is so sad. the length difference tho... i swear i really feel for you o. i dont know what i would do if this happened to me, maybe id just kill the person or something , and then faint... lol... take heart ehn, its gonna grow.

  2. It has actually happened to me before. Actually, I was the one who cut my hair while loosing it. I had done all back Ghana weaving as a teenager, and I decided to use scissors to cut part pf the extensions off before loosing. I had underestimated the length of my own hair since I had not been growing my hair for up to a year. After loosing like 10 sections, I began to notice the sharpness of the hair tips I loosed. I loosed one more without cutting, and when I noticed the difference, I cried and cried like I had never cried before. My aunt was consoling me, while my brother laughed at me. Half of my hair had automatically become shorter. I was so pained that I refused to cut the other side to make all the hair equal. Believe it or not, I left the hair unequal like that till the hair evened out months later.

  3. A friend was helping me taking down extensions and she under estimated the length and colour of my hair and cut it thinking it was extension. And it was in the front part of my hair. Felt really bad.

  4. It happened to me recently that i had to go on strike from fixing weave-ons. I don't like others loosing my hair for me. so on this occasion, i cut my hair badly while loosing. Thanks goodness it was not in a noticeable position. that thing can paiiinnnn!

  5. This is one of reason why I prefer to take down my extensions myself. I felt I will not be able to deal with such mistake. It sha happen and at the end I realized it is just hair and it will grow.
    Ah! But it pained me.

  6. I probably would have cried and became depressed.

  7. It happened to me a couple of months ago, a friend's wife, mistakenly cut my hair while helping me loosen set-in, It was very painful but I pretended not to care because she was helping me and I didn't want her to feel bad.


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