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Natural Hair Update!


Since my big chop back in January 2014 I haven't really seen much of my hair. To be honest I didn't really know what to do with it because of it's length. It seemed like I had been ready to cut off my relaxed ends but I was not ready for the short hair. I wore protective styles which included braids, weaves, and wigs.

When I did let my hair out to breath I would try to do wash and gos and twist-outs but I couldn't find the right products that didn't make my hair look like the picture below. I always resorted to covering it up until I could figure out what to do with it.
April 2014

I blew it out and found that the shrinkage that every natural talks about does in fact suck as much as they say it does. Then I put it in braids.


April 2014

Throughout vacation and the summer of 2014,  I wore a wig and kept my hair in cornrows underneath. I would take off the wig every other day and moisturize my hair underneath with a water and conditioner mix. 
July 2014

I didn't know it at this point but October was the last time I would be wearing a weave or wig for a while. My scalp started to get really irritated under there so I decided to face the kinks. 
October 2014

I was very surprised to find that my hair was long enough to work into a puff! I was excited that there was at least one style I could do. 
November 2014

The more I washed and moisturized my hair the easier it got to handle my hair. I found products that made my curls pop and dry that way! I was so happy to discover how to make a wash and go work for me. It definitely helped that my hair had gotten longer. 
November 2014

So I wear wash and gos and puffs all the time now but I will be trying more styles and exploring more products. I hope you're excited because I am!
December 2014

10 comments:

  1. Yaaay!!!! :) :) :)So awesome to see where you have come with your natural hair. I am loving the puff and the wash and goes. What products have you found to work with your natural hair and do you still use shampoo or cowashing more now?

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  2. Congrats to you for learning your hair!! Your curls are so pretty, too!!

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  3. Beautiful hair and great progress. I just BC Jan 1st and I know all about the styling struggle. It's too cold to wear a wash and go so I have been wearing a puff mainly. I plan to get my hair shaped so I can wear it out more.

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    1. Thank you! I thought about getting my hair shaped too but then I keep thinking about the months and months I wasn't happy with the short length and I decided against it. I have a feeling I will go and get it shaped in the summer because I will definitely want my hair to be out and free and looking some sort of tamed lol

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  4. WOW WOW WOW.. You went natural? Where have I been? You look gorgeous

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  5. Glad you figured out the products your hair loves now in its natural state. Those curls are really popping.

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  6. Wow am excited too!! What products were you using to get your curls popping.

    I have found styling to be an issue for me too with short hair, on my transition.

    Loving your wash and go and bun!!!

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