Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I’m here to talk about my hair. As you know, I cut my hair the end of January of this year because of the damage to the back. My normal method is to nurse my hair back to health, but I learned that my hair was a little fried from blowing out my hair constantly. So, let me tell you how my hair has been doing-well, I’ll show you.
Do you see this? My hair was literally fried and for the life of me, could not understand why my hair was so limp and dry. At this point, I was trying to nurse it back to health. There was some really short pieces that were coming back from the dead and I was trimming off the dead ends piece by piece.
I got tired of it and cut the bad boy off. I decided to do a pixie cut because the back was more damaged than the front. It was a poor cut, I would say so I decided to take my time and cut more. I felt like my hair was singing! The picture below shows my hair a little shorter and I am also on a mission to cut some color out.
Did I do anything differently in the last 3 months?
I…stopped…using…that…damn…blow dryer!! Let me tell you, it was hard, because I’m so used to washing my hair, and then blowing it out to style. My little sister dared me to stay away from that heated devil and I did. If I wanted a stretched out look, I did jumbo flat twist. If I wanted my hair 80% dry before styling to get more length, I let my hair dry in 4 ponytails . It was hard. I noticed my curls were popping more, and my hair was obtaining moisture. I added protein treatments more to my regimen (eggs & olive oil), and deep conditioned twice a week, or more.
What products did you used? Do you have any staples?
I’m a product junkie, I love to try new things, but my staple, is the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil line, especially the deep conditioner. These products never steer me wrong and I love how thick the product but does not weigh my curls down.
Here are a few other lines that are in my closet that my hair loves:
Carol’s Daughter Pracaxi Nectar (First Impressions coming soon)
So, how is your hair doing today?
Since jumping on the no heat bandwagon (finally) increasing my water intake (I literally go to the bathroom at work 5-6 times a day) and being gentle with my hair, my hair is flourishing nicely. No lie, the other day, I was looking at my hair after I took out a protective style, and starting taking comparison pictures because I didn’t think it was growing. Then this happened..
That’s some nice progress, huh? The today represents Easter Sunday. I love how my hair is catching up in the back and that my hair is getting thicker. Oh! I make my fiancé massage my scalp with oil any chance I get and sometimes without. Not only does it get the blood flowing, it helps me relax. Not quite 3 months (April 27 will be 3 months post cut), but here is my progress. Stay tuned for my next progress post this summer!
How are you taking care of your curls? Let me know!