Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hair Retention

I haven't charted my hair growth, I haven't stayed in protective styles, I wasn't aiming to grow my hair to bra strap length or waist length. At this point in my journey I would like chin length un-stretched hair. That's it. I can barely detangle my hair now. My hair grows out and not down so it could be another year before I make my goal. After that I will maintain it at the length it gets.

I'm doing a 100 Day Challenge because I wanted to challenge myself to leave my hair alone for as much as possible, not to grow my hair to any length. It was pretty cool when I took my hair down though because I was well past collar bone length in the back and the front had grown back almost 2 inches shy of where it was 6 months ago. I evened everything back up to 8 inches though. I'm trying to catch my bangs up before I left it grow out evenly. I was crying when it came to detangle my hair after I had the weave in for 3 weeks. I'm dreading taking this next weave/braid combo out because my hair strands had swole the heck up last time.

Well I found a picture I took in Jun of 2008 so I did a side by side compare. So 16 months of growth , trial and error, scissors. I'm happy.
a comic strip!


Amina said...

I need to start doing protective styling and stick to them!!

Shawnystheone said...

I've figured out that as long as my hair is happy I'm not going to keep it hidden away to have growth. What happens then when I get the growth and I dont know how to take care of it loose??

so I will do twists and box braids but I surely will continue to do my twistouts and braidouts!

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