Hello Beautiful People!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. After my big chop post HERE, I haven't done an update on my natural hair journey. So today on the blog, I am sharing my 6 months natural hair update. I can't believe it's been 6 months since I chopped of my and started this natural hair journey. To be honest it has not been an easy journey because my hair has a mind of its own most days. As you can tell from the pictures my hair has definitely grown in this past 6 month and Thank God my edges are finally recovering as well. The biggest learn lesson I have learned is that shrinkage is definitely real. I struggle with that especially when I do wash and gos, once it air drys it literally would shrink up. Most times it's kinda annoying...lol but I am so happy with the healthy state of my hair so I try not to mind it.
Hair Products: I still exclusively use Shea Moisture Jamaica Black Castor Oil products for my hair, it's been working great so far and I love them. I have tried the Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker and Almond Jai Twisting Butter. I really like the twisting butter for my twist-outs, it keeps it soft, defined and moisturized. I also mainly use both coconut oil and black Jamaican castor oil for my hair.
Hair Routine: I usually wash my hair once a week and then co-wash it in the middle of the week. I try to deep condition with THIS Shea Moister treatment mask about twice a month.
Natural Hair Styles: So far I have done twist-outs twice, the first time in October and the early December. They both turn out great but didn't last very long. I will just keep experimenting till I find a routine that lasts longer and works for my hair. I also did a bantu knots style in November and I loved the result of the extra volume it gave my hair.
Protective Hair Styles: I tried Crochet braids for Christmas and I loved the way it looked but it was itchy that I had to take the braids out after 2 weeks. For some reason, my scalp was just so dry and itchy and I couldn't take it anymore so I took the braid out. Now I am a bit wary about doing protective hair styles like weaves and braids with my hair..:(
PS: After taking my braids out and washing it, it still feels kinda dry especially with the cold winter weather. Do you any of you fellow naturalistas have any tips for taking care of your natural hair in the winter? Please do share below...:)
Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!