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Hair Update- Its been a year!

Hi guys,
    I cannot believe its been a year since I big Chopped! At that time I didn't know anything about healthy hair journeys or that there was such a thing as the natural hair movement. I just wanted my damaged hair out of  the way so I went snip snip snip. I wasn't really happy about my hair cut ( you can see that from my one and only BC picture) but I just felt there was really no need to hold on to hair that was as damaged as mine. Sometime thereafter I discovered hair blogs and YouTube and the rest they say is history. I put my hair on a regimen and decided to keep my hair natural. That's one of the best decisions I ever made. I am so in love with my hair!!!!! If I could hug and kiss her I would ;-)
   Of course there have been ups and downs in my hair journey. The ups are the new (and sometimes crazy) experiences that I have had with my hair and my newfound self reliance in all things hair related. The downs have been the inevitable  mistakes that have somehow turned into learning points. In all I really cherish this wonderful experience and I wish I had done it earlier. Here are some pictures of my journey so far :

Big chop sad face (if I only knew what the future held)


Lost the one for January somehow.

     From the pictures above seems like my hair doesn't grow as fast as I thought it did while I was relaxed. Since I only began measuring in October 2013 I cannot say how many inches of hair I grew since my big chop but at least I have some growth which is awesome. I will do some fast hair growth experiments  within the next 3 months just to  see if I can get some extra inches before my next length check ( in August). I also want to trim my ends soon. Its been about 7 months since my last trim and I think I'm due for another because I have seen the stray split end or two. 
    That's all from me today, Thanks for stopping by ;-)



  1. I really think your hair is growing.. i have also started my hair journey and let see how min plays out

    1. I wish you all the best in your hair journey doll ;-)

  2. Wow,yøur hair growth is amazing. I pray that by this time next year I'll be able to pack my hair too

    1. Thanks a lot dear. I wish the same for you, fingers crossed!

  3. amazing growth. I have had a trim only once since I started my journey about two years ago. Not in a hurry for another one yet! lol

  4. wow thats GREAT progress in one year! and i thought i had fast hair growth.

  5. such fast growth in barely a year. pls watz ur regimen like. #jealousyalert

    1. Thanks Elizabeth, you can find my regimen in the post- Revising my Regimen.

  6. How long did you transition before the big chop?


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