Hey everyone how are you? Welcome to a new week. How have the past ones been? Well as for me tomorrow is my birthday and as usual I have no concrete clue on what I want…with the exception of the fact that I need a new wardrobe. Despite weighing less than my pre-pregnancy weight- my body has changed somewhat so I have to start getting new clothes within a reasonable budget…I tried 5k shop and they don’t seem to pick up their phone. If anyone knows of any reasonable and reliable online stores please leave a comment on it.
Moving Swiftly along…so I decided in 2014- June that I had gotten my last chemical treatment….a texturiser. I didnt have the courage to just go and shave off my whole head of hair, so I opted to transition for a year which was enough to grow out my curly fro. Honestly I didn’t know how long I would stay natural but I just wanted to try. In my mind I set a ridiculous length for my hair in three years- BSL (bra strap length I think). I bought some of the standard staples – shea moisture, cantu and some AG.
A few months later I got pregnant and my hair sort of became much less of a priority. The main thing I am obsessed about with my hair is that it must be clean. I can wash once a day if I have the time. Anyway I am pleased to annouce that the journey has been so far worth it. I spend less on my hair and it continues to grow. I am no longer a product junkie and I keep it really simple.
Frankly if you asked me 4 years ago if my hair grew- I would have said no, because with relaxers I never got past armpit length hair. These days I keep a low maintenance routine and just make sure I moisturize and seal. I also tend to straighten my hair with heat less than 4 times a year. I am proud of myself, because I have two baby girls and I have a decent enough Idea of what not to do with their hair.
L-R Jun ’15, Jun ’16, Jun ’17 – 1 year apart
L-R Jun ’17, Jan ’16, Sep ’15
So I am setting a waist length target for June 2019 after which I will probably cut it all off at that point. I don’t see the point in hair any longer than that. It feels like it will just be heavy.
So that’s my three year journey in pictures.
PS: my hair also fell out in front thanks to post partum shedding, but has since recovered thanks partly to castor oil.
Do you have hair goals? If yes what are they?
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