Time is flying! I can’t believe it’s been one year of my hair growth journey. Let me preface that I have always been natural. I have never had a perm in my hair, however I abused my hair quite a bit throughout my college years with dye, high heat, and rarely moisturizing.
So a year ago I decided to take a firm stance and really start putting an effort into taking care of what my mama gave me.
Two of the major changes I made were increasing my moisturization and decreasing the amount of heat I put on it.
After I washed I completed a deep conditioning treatment under a dryer for about 30 minutes. However I noticed my hair was still a bit dry which was a red flag for me not to press it. So I decided to just blow dry for a length check and wait on a press.
Yall that’s a lot of hair!
After looking at the photo I realize just how bad my ends were. My mom was visiting so I had her clip quite a few of those dead ends off and I twisted it up right away.
Here is a side by side of six months and one year:
I literally was in shock by how much it has grown. It is past my bra strap so I am pretty sure it is almost waist length if I pressed it. Exciting!!!!
What I have learned this year:
-I am lazy! I need to put way more effort into being consistent with moisturization
-my hair craves moisture so I need to reapply at least twice a day
-I have to change up my products at least once a year
-my sides are longer than my middle. That makes sense because how I apply my product which means I need to pay way more attention to my middle and ends.
It’s been a fun journey and I am so honored meeting all the natural hair girls through Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, and in person! Please send all recommendations my way.
Always with love,