So After a year and about 6 months of being natural I am starting to believe its a life long event. I really dont foresee myself going back on the creamy crack aka relaxer or texturiser anymore. I did my big chop in June 2015 and that first month was a struggle in terms of how to style the hair, moisturize it etc. And it could barely fit into a pony tail – it was a struggle tail for a month.
I did notice however though that after I cut off my relaxed ends my head seemed much lighter, my curls popped and my hair went from growing about 0.5 inches monthly to about 0.75 – hair that i swore never grew in the past. In 1.5 years I have gotten back to the length I generally was able to maintain when i was texturising/ relaxing which is armpit Length – APL! I have also come to accept that the back of my hair grows better than the front, hence the extreme layered look.
I got a wash, deep condition, cut and blow dry with flat iron from Kemi Lewis. I compared it with the Dominican blow dry and cut I got in September and the difference is about 2 inches. I think I am well on my way to Bra Strap Length by June…maybe aim for waist length by December?
I dont have a routine per say – but I pretty much wash my hair weekly with a sulphate free shampoo, deep conditon and then apply castor oil to my scalp, put in my ORS curls unleashed leave in. If I am styling – i follow up with Cantu Curl cream and then seal with my homemade whipped shea butter and coconut oil (which also doubles as my body cream)! If I want to preserve my style i add on ecostyler gel and thats all. I don’t walk around with a spray bottle or anything of the sort. And I rehydrate my hair maybe 2x during the week.
Dear ladies what state is your hair in? And where would you like to see it? What is your routine? Are you attached to your hair?