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!