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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10 comments:

  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!

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    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

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  2. Congrats!

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

    T

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  3. Yes girl! I love all this volume!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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

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

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