So I have wrestled with this post. Not sure what or how to say things. Since November 21st I have been dealing with nerve damage in my head. That has led to frequent migraines and daily headaches and almost constant buzzing or vibrating sensations in my head. I am scared to exercise because in the past it has brought on a terrible migraine.
In November my mom purchased a keratin blowout treatment for me on Amazon. I was super excited about this because I thought I am going to be a good mama to my girls and give them beautiful hair and save money while I am at it. Having two girls with African American hair is very expensive if you pay to get their hair done so I also felt proud of myself for doing it on my own.
I did their hair once and it turned out amazing and yes I was by proud of myself as a mama and in saving us some money. Then in November it was time to do it all again. I did things just the same this time. I followed the directions. I used gloves. But I distinctly remember during one pass through of the flat iron, a puff of smoke went directly up in my face and I inhaled it deeply, at the time I didn't think much of it but the next day my brain started to have waves of feeling like someone was shaking my brain. As time went on it just intensified and became more constant. If you have ever been to the chiropractor or the physical therapist and felt those electrodes that they put on your body well that is how my brain/ head feels.
I live with regret every single day of my life. I hate what I have done to myself. One day I was healthy and normal and the next I may never be again. If I had harmed my daughters I don't really know how I would live with it. I have not spoke in detail about it because I did not want to be thought of speaking out against the cosmetology profession. I support business and have a stylist that I dearly love not only for the work she does but for who she is. So I am not speaking out against professionals and I believe they are the ones trained to handle these chemicals. They have a license for a reason.
I am speaking out against the product itself. No amount of saving money is worth what I deal with on a daily basis now. So I say this to say be careful. Speak to your stylist about the risk. As for my sweet chocolates I think we will do the best we can with their natural hair.
If you think of me please pray for my healing. I know I didn't know what I was getting into but God did and I pray he will heal me every day.