Trying to find the right products.
... And affording them once you do.
The Ignorant Questions.
Seeing other people having to do 1/10 as much work for hair that looks 1,000,000x better.
People asking to touch it.
The results of forgetting to wrap your hair that one night.
The bald and beweaved who mean-mug.
Saying goodbye to hoods and hats.
Keeping track of washings.
Resisting the temptation to take the easy way out.