|When I started off in 2008, I had no idea what to do to my hair. I found Nappturality and was happy that I could get tips, conversation , and laughter with other natural women. I didn't know that my hair was curly , coily, kinky, whatever turn you choose. I just said " what the hay" and went for it. I followed a lot of women down the road of trying to "Wash and GO'. It worked for me because all I had to do was add a styler, and shake. " Cool Beans"|
So fast forward a couple of years and my "WnG's" still were the same length. I was disappointed. At one point I thought my hair wasn't growing so I started to protective style as much as possible. LOL, that didnt go so well because, well, I hate protective styling. Its just not me. I can wear kinky twists, micro braids and even weaves for three weeks at a time, but protective styling with my own hair never works for me. I love touching my hair. Its a wonder to me every day because I never know it could be so beautiful.
Well anyway, no one told a sister about banding/stretching a wash and go. My hair doesn't show it length unless its been stretched for days on end. That's just the nature of it. I could have BSL and my hair will still shrink to above my eyelids in a "WnG". I cant compare my hair to anyone's else because it is its own entity.
I finally figured out that if I want a little length , I will have to ponytail my hair at night, and then take them out in the morning and shake. It still doesn't give me my true length but it gives me enough to where I'm happy.