Women, we are all too familiar with the phrase “tender headed” but who knew men could suffer from the same dilemma. Jor-El of Mane Man Blog shares his point of view on the topic.
Growing up, I never had a good grasp on what the women around me were talking about when they said the term “tender headed”. That is, until I started to grow my fro. Flash forward to a few months in when I started to detangle my hair on a regular basis…OUCH! This is what y’all were talking about!?
(((Jor-El feels my pain.)))
Dramatics aside, I learned quickly that I’m pretty tender headed. Like seriously tender headed. One time a friend attempted to corn row my hair just for fun, yeah she got through one of them and I backed out. “Not gonna happen”, I said. Needless to say, I’ve come to the realization that I really love having a big fro on a day-to-day basis so I don’t have to worry about being tender headed too often.
That being said, the only time I battle with my sensitive scalp is when I detangle on once or twice a week. I can’t remember where I read it, but when I detangle in the shower (loaded with conditioner), I learned to hold the section of hair near the roots while I use a wide tooth comb to detangle from root to tip. Luckily, this has worked out pretty well for me but when I’m being lazy and in a rush, I tend to yank away and that’s no bueno. I also tend to lose more hair when I do that, so it’s a lose-lose. Fortunately for me, I didn’t grow up with someone yanking on my hair but unfortunately that means I’m probably not going to get used to the feeling of someone else fussing with my hair. Are you the same way?
MANE MAN is an online lifestyle guide for men to discuss everything from hair to shaving, health and style. For more articles by Jor-El, check out his website Mane Man Blog, his twitter, and his Facebook fan page.