I thought my hair wasn’t growing! Length check.

 

 

 

This is my second length check since I big chopped, the last one was done at eight months. This is now seventeen months after big chop, that is a year and five months. Before I go into the details, it is christmas once again. Yay! That means my birthday too♥. There’s so much to be thankful for, so much to look back on and more importantly so much to look forward to. I can’t believe the year is come to an end already.

 

 

So this year I paid more attention to the health of my hair than the length and I am pretty pleased with the results. My hair has a slow growth rate of about 4 to 5 inches per year, but closer to 4 inches. I’ve had two trims done since bc and that might have contributed to less length, but it helped me maintain stronger hair. At this rate I’d say 2019 looks promising.

 

Hair

Back to my topic. I actually thought my hair wasn’t growing. I am relieved to see that it is. Hair is currently at six inches and I am due for another trim this month. This is hair from front, side and back.

 

Back length 6″

 

Side 5.5rate 

Front/growth rate

 

My hair started breaking around October and I’ve been trying to figure out what the problem was. I increased moisture spraying, but that didn’t work. My hair was literally becoming weaker. Thankfully I figured it out. I haven’t done a protein treatment in months. I stated in one of my previous posts a long time ago that I literally hate deep conditioning. I know my hair needs it and I know what it does, but I can’t bring myself to like it so during washdays I’m usually trying to get it over with as quick as possible. I never thought I would actually forget. I am fully repentant and one of my goals for 2019 would be to looove deep conditioning.

 

My regimen will be changing shortly due to my schedule, but I will still be using around the same products. I will update regimen as soon as I get the hang of it. You can check my regimen by clicking the menu button.

 

Thank you.

Merry Christmas!

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Length check: 8 months post BC!

Hi guys!
Long time no post eh?

Compliments of the season and I hope you’re having a beautiful Easter?

 

 

 

My hair’s 8 months already whoop whoop! Only 4 months left in our first year. This is my first length check, I was going tô wait till a year before doing a length check,but then again, why not now so here goes:

 

Front length roughly 3.5″

 

Side/middle: same

 

Back length 3.7″

For the first time in forever my hair’s is longer at the back . I don’t have a problem with it, but I wonder why hmmm?

 

 

 

My regimen has been simple as promised:
I wash and condition weekly except when in a protective style. Deep condition at least once a month and a protein treatment once in 3 months. After every wash I do the LOC method and spritz with water then seal with oil every other day. My staple oils are olive oil, peanut oil, palm kernel oil and sesame seed oil which I use separately. I intend to add coconut and castor oil to the team cos your girl needs some thickness in her hair.

I have trimmed once, at 6 months and will do another in July unless my hair demands otherwise. Oh I sleep with a satin bonnet almost every night LOL, but it really help and I’m sticking with this regimen as long as my hair keeps responding. This is what we look like in mini twists,my current hairstyle.

 

 

 

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Dandruff Saga: salt as an exfoliant !

I’ve  had dandruff for as long as I can remember and it has been a constant struggle for me with the flakiness and itchy scalp.  Dandruff  is the shedding of  dry skin cells from the scalp. There are two types, wet(caused from oily scalp)  and dry dandruff (from dry scalp).  I have dry dandruff and I used to treat it with medicated creams  basically grease which  temporarily soothed my scalp, but in the long run caused damage to my hair because it was clogging the pores and drying out my strands.

 

 

 

After my cut I decided to sort out natural and healthier ways to treat the dreaded condition and I came across salt. Since I was gradually going crazy with the itching, this caught my attention.  It is said to help loosen flakes,cleanse the scalp thereby getting rid of built up dead skin cells. My my, isn’t this what I need? Plus it’s super affordable and other benefits inlude:

 

  • Hydrating skin cells
  • Excess sebum removal

-Relieves hair disorder

  • and is a natural antibiotic.  Yup I was definitely going to try this.

 

 

How I use?

 

 

                  There’s  more than one method of application,but I prefer this since its actual exfoliation.  First I prepoo with olive and coconut oil for 30 minutes,spray hair damp with water(to ease the scalp massage) then I generously apply salt on my scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Salt is already coarse so there’s  no need to apply too much force when rubbing, it should give a soothing effect if done right. Afterwards I shampoo thoroughly and condition. 

 

Results!

The first try relieved my scalp immensely and I’m grateful for that.  I repeated this procedure once a week for 3 weeks and once in 2 weeks after.  My hair has improved considerably  with minimal itching though still has a little debris, but I expect that would go completely with time.

I now do this once a month as my hair doesn’t itch anymore and I’m careful not to oil my scalp too much.

 

Braids by Moi !

There’s a strict warning not to use salt if there’s a wound or skin damage and not to apply on dry hair cos it might injure the scalp and provoke more breakage.  Trust me you don’t want to do any of those.

 

That’s it, I’ll catch y’all next time!

😘🙌

Krystal