Don’t get me wrong, I love my hair. But when I know wash day is coming up, I mentally prepare myself.
My hair texture requires a gentle hand and time to pre-poo, wash, condition (I leave it in for at least 30 minutes. . . I use this as a snack break), rinse, and style with my various curly creams and potions. I need to have a patient hand when detangling and a line-up of podcasts for the entire process.
Your hair is also science.
Your hair has building blocks and compounds and physical traits to it that differ and react to external factors. These can be physical factors such as "too-tight hair ties", chemical factors like dying, bleaching, and perming, or environmental factors like sun exposure and air pollution.