Last month I did a caramel treatment because I intended on removing the last of the scab hair. I am really tired of cutting my hair, but I know that I will never be able to fully enjoy my hair until I remove the scab hair, so after applying the caramel treatment , I applied a heat protector and blew my hair dry with my ceramic blow dryer. I then flat ironed my hair to reveal the unresponsive, scab hair. Next I took my shears and began removing the scab hair from every strand. I really had it and I wasn’t going to just remove some of it. I removed all of it causing me to cut an inch of hair off :(.
Once I shampooed my hair again (a week later) and looked at my natural hair texture it was so gorgeous. My hair was beautiful, glossy, and full of spirals and coils. There was no bird nest effect going on in my hair anymore. Each strand had a curl pattern and I have now realized how beautiful 4a/4b hair really is. It is a gift from God, and I am so very happy with my true hair texture now that the scab hair is finally gone :D!
If you are transitioning from a relaxer or even a texturizer, you may or may not experience this, but if you do start to notice hair growing out of your scalp that is major dry and without any curl pattern at all, you may have scab hair. Please do not give up and turn back to a relaxer by making the mistake that this is your real hair texture. You will be surprised how beautiful your hair texture really is once you’ve grown out the scab hair completely and removed it. I for one, thought my hair was like that once until I noticed a beautiful spiral growing out from my scalp one day. It was that day that I realized that the hair on the ends was not my true texture of hair.