Tag Archives: Length Retention

My Hair Regime

I started to make a vid on youtube about this, but I am VERY new to that and I don’t have a video editor program yet.. HOWEVER! My girl Jouelzy on Youtube had my EXACT regime! Here it is ladies! This is how I maintain length retention. For my water and oil mixture I use JAMAICAN BLK castor oil and water. The conditioner I use is “The Mane Choice” I have a 4a/4b texture however it works the same for my hair and yours! Happy growing my lovelies! Any questions on products I use PLEASE FEEL FREE to comment or email me!

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My Hair Goal

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??

I Straighten my Hair!

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..

Image*praying to the natural hair gods, that my hair reverts back completely once I tire of this straight hair.*

ImageThese 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!!!

Jamaican Blk Castor Oil and Hair Growth

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I’ve started using JBCO (Jamaican blk castor oil) and a spray bottle filled with water to mist my hair daily, and the length retention has been AMAZING!! JBCO has some amazing properties as far as hair growth goes..

Image 6/6/2013 I Big chopped on 3/3/2013

Image11/2013 8 months after I big chopped! Shrinkage is REAL. 

JBCO stimulates the hair follicles, and is an anti fungal oil that does WONDERS for the health of your scalp, which is essential for hair growth! I’ll get into all of the science behind it in another post. I’m a former product junkie, but these days.. All I need is my JBCO, and a spray bottle full of water! My regime is SIMPLE! From March to October I have acquired 7 inches of growth on my 4b type hair. I only use shampoo every MONTH, I co-wash every 2 weeks.. I use my JBCO to massage into my scalp (do this on lightly damp hair) take a small smidget of JBCO and apply to my ends.. Then I lightly mist each section, twist it up and bantu knot it! I’ve rocked protective styles for all 8 months! I have a collection of wigs, you know to SPICE it up since I’m only using protective styling.. Don’t get it twisted fellas we have hair, but we deal with this evil thing called SHRINKAGE!! #IHateThatShit #ButMyHairHealthyTho.. Ladies and Gents remember to mist the hair daily.. The key to growing natural hair especially those of use with 4 type hair is MOISTURE and little to manipulation to your beautiful tresses!! That is all for this blog post, let me get back to work! HAPPY GROWING LOVELIES!! 

New Growth and Me

I would first like to say I thank GOD that my hair grows extremely fast, but when you try to KEEP a protective style in your head that you actually PAID for, it becomes a bit frustrating. Which is why I generally do my own p.s. (Naturalista on a budget). Luckily I only paid $55 for these box braids and not $200 from my local African hair braiding shop! LOL! Needless to say these have only been in for 3 weeks and I had to R.I.P. them! Oh, and I tried that “The Mane Choice” product line! My review on it, in my next post!!! Goodnight my loves!!

Image3 weeks of new growth.. Had me out here looking like “Trife Life” but as you can see I was not bluffing about how fast my hair grows.. Let it BE and it will grow NATURALLY and rapidly! I promise!