Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Natural Hair Journey

Here are some pictures that outline the progress I have made in my natural hair growth journey.

Straightened Hair

My relaxed hair: Last relaxer was February 2009.
 

Post Big Chop - I freaked and got it straightened ASAP.

December 2010

May 2011 - a bit uneven but I'm not due for a trim yet.

I'm in love with the bob haircut, but I'm ready for long and luscious hair. When chemically relaxed, my hair never reached past my collarbone.Currently, I consider it to be arm pit length.




'Wet' Hair

Post Big Chop - Wash 'n go: March 2010

Wash 'n go: May 2011 - still wet.


















Wash 'n go: May 2011 - fully dry w/ shrinkage.


Only Herbal Essences Hello Hydration was used immediately after my Big Chop in the first  wash 'n go picture. Coconut oil and Eco-Styler gel were used in the last two wash 'n go pictures with no leave-in conditioner. What has really helped me with retaining length has been moisture-drenching, deep conditioning and very little direct heat usage.

I had a small setback in December 2010, where I trimmed off 2" all because what I thought were shabby ends were actually my coils that were flattened by the flat iron instead of straightened. Then I learned about the comb-chase method. My hair would be 2" longer than it is now if I'd have known about how to trim properly. Oh well, you live and learn.

7 comments:

  1. Your hair is beautiful! Thanks for sharing ur journey pics! My goal is arm pit length but I had a terrible set-back a few months ago. Now I'm considering tex-laxing instead of full out relaxing.

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  2. You have gorgeous hair! I'm natural too! (but I do wear weaves and wigs when I get the itch):)

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  3. Thanks Miss Dre! Don't go back to fully relaxing. I recommend DC'ing your hair every week though. And moisturizing and oiling your hair a minimum of 2x a week.

    Thanks High Heels! I would wear weaves and wigs, but I'm too lazy to get it done. My easy, lazy style is a ponytail. :-/ I wish I could be a little jazzier, but oh well.

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  4. Seems like we use a lot of the same products. My hair LOVES HE - HH, coconut oil, and olive oil colesterol (sp?).

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