Monday, February 24
This is by far one of the worst Winters I have ever experienced. Luckily my hair hasn't suffered much and here is why.
1.) More Protein- In general, natural hair doesn't need as much protein as chemically treated hair. For me, it helps keep my hair strong, but I must only use a light protein treatment. Because of the extremely cold weather, then high dry heat at work and home, my hair needs more protein in the winter. I have been doing light protein treatments(ORS Replenishing Pack) once a month. By doing so, my hair remains strong yet soft.
Friday, February 21
Hey Y’all!! Hope you all are doing great!
I decided that I will officially end my “hair growth” journey at the end of the year.
So whatever length I am left with, I will maintain for years to come(well that’s if I do not suffer a setback God forbid). Meaning, I will then begin to trim far more often. I currently trim every 6 months or so(I don't use heat, harsh tools, chemicals and my hair is primarily in protective styles) and starting next year, I will most likely trim every 8 weeks.
Monday, February 10
Sunday, February 2
I have tried almost every type of Afro pic under the sun.
For the most part, they did their job which was to add a little more volume to my hair. But because my hair is kind of thick I needed something that could get to my roots easier while also being gentle on my hair. In comes the Scalp Smoother. I learned about this from MissCinnamonCake on Youtube. She used it in a few of her videos and also did a review. I was sold by the review and purchased it a few weeks later.
On to my review.
Sunday, January 26
Many times when I read natural hair spotlight interviews, they state that their natural hair is so much more versatile than when relaxed. That may be the case for them and I will never dispute or argue their truths, but I feel a little differently. Relaxed heads can do the same exact styles as naturals. The styles may look different and the hair won't revert back to curly, but relaxed hair is just as versatile.
Let's be real, in general, WE are very creative when it comes to hair. It doesn't matter if we're relaxed, natural, loc'd, weaved, wigged, braided, ect., versatility isn't much of an issue.
Here are just a few ways I styled my hair when relaxed:
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!
This weekend I decided to wear my hair out and when randomly pulling a piece of hair down, I realized it touched my arm pits! To say I was surprised is an understatement. Now, only the back portion of my hair is full APL, but I'm okay with that. I prefer a layered look anyway. The front of my hair goes below my chin and the sides are past collar-bone. I will do an official length check when I reach one year natural. Just to note, my hair DOES NOT grow the average 6 inches a year. I retained about 10-10.5 inches of growth in 2 years and grew 6-7 inches(of natural growth) when transitioning for 16 months.
So, as a brief recap of where I started at 16 months post relaxer: