Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Natural Hair Update: 10 months


Hey Lovelies,

I finally took out those crochet braids over the weekend, after almost two months it feels unbelievable good to touch my own hair again. Seriously, I keep fondling my curls, so weird. A really big shocker was how much length the hair retained while under there! I'm not sure how long it is because I don't really measure the hair, the front reaches the tip of my nose!  I do know, that my coils can now be scraped up into a high puff and that my friends, is awesome!

It's been just about 10 months since the sides were last shaved and the top cut. I've been protective styling a lot this year and plan to continue doing that but I miss my hair so badly when it's put away! The protective styles I've done this year are box braids, yarn locs, afro-kinky braids and the crochet fro. The styles stay in for 4-7 weeks then I wear my hair loose for a week before tucking them away again. Also really excited about the fact that my poor edges are finally growing in. High five hair line, we got this!


Just started using Cantu's leaving-in conditioning cream, which my hair loves! Has anyone tried using black soap to cleanse their hair? I'm thinking about testing it out.  Also I'd love to know what you use to give your hair a moisturizing treatment. Sorry if the photo quality is a bit bad didn't have a camera with me so my nexus took these shots.

Hope you're all having a lovely week! What's been up with you lately? I have some catching up to do.

Ps. I'm excited to be  featured over on CherrieAmore . The entire concept of the Dark-skinned girls who rock series is so awesome! Check it if you'd like to learn a teenie bit about this island girl, also make sure to have a peak at the other girls in the series. Thanks so much Cherrie! 

Have a great week guys.

10 comments:

  1. CHAIRTY!!!! Your hair has grown in leaps and bounds. OMG. And it looks soooo GORGEOUS on you!!!! Love love love!!! I am gonna have to get you to hook me up with some crochet braids. Great pics despite the unusual quality :D ;)

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    1. Thanks Nikki! So happy it's retaining the length, my hair loves protective styling. Yup, yup, not messing with my hair for 2 months while the crochet braids were in really made a huge difference!! Definitely give them a try!

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    1. Lol, yup! Weird people make funny faces!

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  3. Your hair growth thus far is phenomenal! I seriously need to get like you when it comes to protective styling lol. I love your portraits man, they are so you! Congrats on your feature, you are a pretty dope dark skinned lady :) Love it!

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    1. lol Thanks Sheriden!! If you and your hair love protective go for it!! Your pretty awesome yourself! :)

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  4. You are the most adorable! You look so lovely (and heeey to all that length.) Lol I was I about to beg for a hair routine/care post because I've just put in my first braids in while with the hopes of staying away from scissors. I always (ALWAYS) struggle with moisturising and care and stuff. I'm good at just leaving it on my head to do its thang. Shout out to all the island humidity ;-)

    What's next on your protective styling hit list?

    xx

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    1. Thank you Noms! I completely suck at posting detailed skin care and hair care routines I've got so many drafts but never get around to posting! STAY AWAY FROM THE SCISSORS!! LOL. I'll try really hard to get a decent routine post up soon. Proper moisture really helps with the length retention! Doing Yarn Braids next, I think.

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  5. It looks fantastic! Happy 10 months!

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