Sunday, January 26

I Made APL and HOTD

Happy Sunday! 
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: 

And here is my hair at 26 months post relaxer:

Quick length check of the back(shrinkage!): 

On to the Hair of the Day, yesterday that is: 

The previous night, I did an ACV rinse to get rid of some build-up and make my cuticles smoother. 
To set my hair, I just used Shea-butter and put in about 12 braids. 
The next morning, my hair looked like this: 

Remember, I DO NOT CARE ABOUT CURL DEFINITION!! That is the least of my concerns and I wholeheartedly prefer a fluffy look. 

Later that day, around 5, I put in about 9 chunky twists. I first sprayed with water, but added nothing else. 
This is what my hair looked like around 7PM when I took the twists out and fluffed. 

Have a great week! 

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  1. Congratulations Ms. D on your APL milestone! On a separate note, you may be growing the 6 inches a year, but you may be breaking off at the ends about an inch per year which is making you think that you are not growing at a normal rate. Naturally overcurly hair will break some. That breakage is normal. Thanks for keeping us fans posted!

    1. Thank you!
      The only reason why I feel like my hair doesn't grow the average rate is because when transitioning for 16 months, my hair was only about 6-7 inches,
      Although, I do sometimes see short broken pieces in my bathroom, so I know I do have some breakage. I try not to focus on it, while still caring for my hair, because I still see progress.
      Thanks for commenting! I kind of need to hear that breakage is normal to keep me from going crazy. LOL

  2. Congrats!

    You look BEAUTIFUL in these pics and your hair looks great! Well done on reaching APL already.


  3. Yes girl! I love all this volume!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  4. Congrats! and I love the big hair as well.

  5. Congratulations Ms.D!! Your hair looks amazing! It's great to see your progress!


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