I decided to wear a twist out this weekend versus my usual protective style of a half wig! I periodically wear my natural hair w/o the ends tucked, but as we all know in the natural hair community, this is not a safe practice, if you’re trying to retain length! I rocked my hair like this all of 2 days. I did the twist on wet hair, after my cowash routine, then I flat twisted my hair on the sides, and free style twist throughout. I find that using small perm rods work best for me in reducing the shrinkage for this type of style. Today is Monday, I will no flexi-rod my hair and wear that for 2 days.. Then I will co wash again, and braid my hair into 7 plaits in preparation for my half wig. I really don’t like to mess in my hair, because I am on a goal for MAXIMUM length retention. It has been exactly 1 year and 1 month since I BC’ed. I am looking forward to where my hair will be year 2! Until next time my loves! Love and LEARN your hair, and it shall FLOURISH!!! Be loved! Be pride! Be YOU! MUAHHH!
One of my fave channels to watch on Youtube.. My hair goal is to reach waist line. I’m currently at bottom of neck length it has taken me 10 months to do so from a 2 inch fade cut.. I’m forecasting this will probably take 3 to 4 yrs based upon my protective styles efficiency to protect and preserve my ends!!! You guys ready for this visual journey with me??
Hello all! As you may or may not know, I have big chopped my hair a total of 4 times in my lifetime as a natural, 7 years and counting! March of 2013 my hair was SEVERELY damaged due to me putting a “texturizer” in my head in attempts to making my curl looser. Boy oh boy! Silly of me, needless to say it all fell out w/in 3 months.. I BC’ed all but 2 inches of my hair, the least amount needed to grip for braids. The next 10 months I adorned my head with nothing but protective styles from senegalese twist to half wigs. I may have straighten my hair with a blow dryer twice on a low setting HEAVY heat protector, that’s IT for these past 10 months.. This past Saturday I decided to get my hair PROFESSIONALLY straighten, a ceramic flat iron silk (controlled heat) before I went to her I took down my protective style I had in for 2 weeks, I co-washed, detangled, and deep conditioned my hair.. I let it sit over night, slept in a plastic cap, and had my stylist wash it out about 14hrs later in efforts to prevent ANY TYPE OF HEAT DAMAGE! (Lawd I’m TERRIFIED of this) anywho here is the final result… I will also post the products I used..
*praying to the natural hair gods, that my hair reverts back completely once I tire of this straight hair.*
These 2 products helped TREMENDOUSLY in prepping my hair for the heat. The flat iron was only passed through no more than twice! Thank GAWD!! The Mane Choice left my hair extremely soft after being in for 14 hours! LOL! I’m a fan of Carol’s Daughter’s just a bit pricey, but worth it.
Once this straight style has reverted back I will go another 10 months without heat, and only protective styling. I wanted to do a length check. I have retained 8 inches of growth in 10 months of very low manipulating of my hair! Leave it alone, and I promise you it will grow!!!