A few weeks ago I was talking about being tired of protective styling. It was impossible, however, for me to leave my hair out due to severe paranoia that doing so would lead to yet another setback. I came to the conclusion that in order for me to be comfortable about wearing my hair out, I would invest in silk blouses. Since then, I have been looking online and waiting for a sale so I could purchase one to start off with and I did so yesterday. I think I will eventually have 5 or 6 so that I can wear my hair out pretty often each month.
I was mentioning it to a friend and he thought it was completely crazy and if I think about it, I suppose it really is. But hey, at least I am making an effort to enjoy all the fruits of my labour. Of course I still can't wait to be waist length one day as I can just dream about all the beautiful buns and updos I will be able to create, so protective styling will always be a part of my regimen and my hair styling options. I just want to also incorporate down and out styles as well. So yes, gone are the days when I say I will wait until I reach a certain length to leave my hair out.