My mom said is all the time growing up. “Comb your kitchen” “I need to get my kitchen straightened” “Make sure you straighten your kitchen”. As I have grown older and more knowledgeable, I have a new found understanding of what a kitchen is.
“girl you need to do something about your kitchen”
I always thought that this was the worst part of my hair that had to be straightened. Now that I am as familiar as I am with natural hair I understand what is truly taking place. The hair in my kitchen was actually curly hair that was growing from my shortest strands. I would comb this part of the most aggressively because I figured my hair was tangled when it was a matter of my hair being extremely curly.
How to help it: Make sure you treat your edges gently and with the products designed specifically for edges. Do not over comb and brush because this will just thin your hair more and more.