Hey everyone! Here posting a hair update. I recently took down my lovely box braids. I loved them dearly but they were giving me hell because my natural hair was getting a little too long and started just hanging from my scalp. Also, I was dying to wash my hair! I hadn't washed in about a month and a half coming from a girl who washes her hair weekly. So after taking down my hair I noticed my hair grew a bit & I was pretty excited. As some of you may know, I did a second Big Chop in October (prior to my September cut) to chop off the rest of my dead ends. My hair's current length is about the same length it was back when I first BC'd. I'd like to say my hair grew a 1/2 inch in a month's period. So let's this growth rate continues for the rest of the year in hopes that I grow 6 inches of naturally kinky/curly hair!
Now, after I did a thorough washing of my hair with my WEN hair products, I did a hot oil treatment with coconut oil and that really made my hair super soft and shiny. However, we I took down the shower cap I noticed my hair had shrunken at least 2 inches! Ladies and gentlemen, THE SHRINKAGE IS TOO REAL. I was so excited to see that my hair had grown that I was a little disappointed to see how much it shriveled once water hit the surface. I swear my hair is like a sponge, soaking up all the water lol.
As for a protective style (for the remaining time in my 3 month time period) I think I'm just going to wear wigs. At first I was a little embarrassed to admit that I wear them (especially NOW on my PUBLIC BLOG). Let's hope I don't get any slander for this post lol. It's no fun being made fun of for wearing a wig or having people question my health like I'm sick & losing my hair! Lol wigs aren't just made for bald people, they are a fun way for females (some males too) to change up their hairstyle without commitment! I love the idea of that. I am constantly changing my hair depending on my mood so I personally think wigs are great alternative for me until my hair grows to my desirable length. I really love this curly fro look on me, I've gotten tons of compliments on my hair so I think this may be a win-win situation for me.
I'll be keeping you guys posted at the end of my 3 months of protective styling challenge! Hopefully between now & the end of February (my birthday!) my hair will have grown another 1/2 inch! Tata for now. Thanks for reading & enjoy the rest of your evening.