Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Big Chop Again!

December 24, 2015:


I can't believe I'm here again. I was here in 2014/2015:

I got caught up in bleach, color, and boredom. I've learned that naturally curly is MY LANE. I must stay in my lane, no matter what cute pixie cuts I see on Pinterest (aka Like The River). My curly hair was the easiest hair to maintain (when I wasn't bored). Co-wash daily, and comb through once a month. Hair will grow if you leave it alone. I got cocky. The bleach damaged and weakened my hair. I really don't want to go gray just yet, but it's knocking on my door. Last summer was a fun hair summer though. I know what to do this time around. I know where it'll be in December 2016. I just have to let it be. No heat, Biotin capsules, and condition, condition, condition! Here I go again.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MegaTek Day

 Today, I decided start using MegaTek again, to see if it would help my growth in any way. I got it from and it was delivered this morning. I did the full "part and apply" method all over my head and I'm leaving it on until probably tomorrow. I'll do this once a month. Today was supposed to be a textlaxing day, I'm going to see how far I can stretch it. I did hit up my edges a bit because they were getting a bit puffy. Still happy with my growth progress. I can successfully rock a little pony puff on a regular basis. I love that I'm strictly a wash and go gal. So low maintenance. I'm still experimenting with various conditioners as leave ins/styling aids. I probably will buy some type of container from Sally's Beauty that will allow me to mix in conditioner and water to weaken it. Most of it ends up being crunchy on my hair. I think adding a little water will give me enough hold and definition to my curls without being crunchy. Today was a comb-out day as well. I'll try to comb it out at least once a month to get rid of all the shedding hair.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Sorry that I don't update that often, but today is a major day.
1 year to the day (5/7/2013-5/7/2014):
Patience, patience, lots of hair conditioner, more patience, and more patience. I'm on such a great path to my hair goal: 

My routine is still so simple: rinse with water every morning, apply conditioner as a hair dressing, to define my curls (upper right picture). Right now, I'm using Herbal Essence Honey I'm Strong conditioner everyday (until it's gone). I co-wash once a week with the cheap Suave conditioners and follow that up with a coating of coconut oil. I comb out my hair once a month, and textlax my roots as needed (seems like it's once a month). I've become friends with my tub of powered bleach, hence the blond curls. I know I have to be careful with the bleach - don't want another disaster like August 2010. I'm still taking my 10,000 mcg of biotin daily. Hopefully I can make it through another year.

I was able to pull it up into a small puff a couple of weeks ago:
I like my blond in the back... I saw it on Pinterest and I had to do it. The longer my hair gets, the more fun it is.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

1/29/2014 Growth Check

I combed and lightly blow dried my hair, just to see the length. I'm happy.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

2014 Hair Update

4/6/2013, 3rd big chop since 2009

12/23/2013, bleached out some curls


1/2/2014 co-wash day
1/2/2014, conditioner only

I'm still using the co-wash only method, and my daily Biotin tablets (10,000 mcgs). In looking at these pictures, I do see some growth in 9 months... why does it always feel like our hair isn't growing, when it actually is? I love looking at natural/curly hair pictures on Pinterest for inspiration. I saw a lot of pins for the avocado/honey hair masks. Maybe I'll try that soon, and also I'll buy some coconut oil. I'm not going to be the product junkie that I used to be. Hopefully I'll see that elusive "6 inches" by December 2014.