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HAIR UPDATE- 18 M0NTHS NATURAL

Hi guys,
   As I confessed in this post, I was quite busy with a lot of stuff and as a result my hair was all but forgotten. I put my hair in cornrows and used wigs whenever I had to go out. I would spritz once in a while but deep conditioning, prepooing and  all other TLC was abandoned.  Added to the general neglect, I have been needing a trim for months and yet I did nothing because I was 'too busy'. Well my hair revolted!!!! :-(  I had tons of breakage, I mean I would run my hands down my hair and I would see little broken hairs on my palm. I FREAKED OUT big time and knew it was time to wake up from my coma. I did a self trim but first I took some update pictures:







Looks like a lot of growth right? Well check out the back:



 
Hardly any progress at the back because that's where most of the breakage occurred. My ends were Sahara dry and there were quite a  few split hairs. I knew it was time to let those ends go.
I decided to self trim rather than go get it done at the salon. I wouldn't recommend that because its really cumbersome and the risk of getting an uneven cut is really high. Still I decided to do it myself because I wanted total control. I have heard a few stories of how a little trim turned into a mini big chop and I was really terrified. I didn't straighten my hair for the trim but I stretched my hair with African threading in preparation. I didn't take any pictures of myself trimming the hair because I was alone at home and I found it  really difficult to hold on to the hair and scissors and still hold a camera(in my case my phone) so I gave up. I watched a YouTube video of Whitney(Naptural85) self trimming and did practically the same thing. I shampooed and deep conditioned my hair  immediately after trimming. The breakage hasn't stopped yet because I see a stray piece or two each time I work on my hair but its only been 2 weeks so I'm hoping things get better with constant TLC.

Thanks for stopping by...


KimB



 

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  1. Oh waoo!! i see growth oo ... you hair has improve in length dear
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    1. Yeah it has if only it was as healthy as before...oh well!

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  2. Ur hair sure grows fast. I'm loving it. Leeznijis.blogspot.com

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  3. In the past weeks, I haven't really taken care of mine. *sigh*

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    1. Arise my dear compatriot and commence taking care of those strands because if they rebel!

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  4. My hair is most definitely traumatised. I should get in with the care program asap! It is growing at its own pace but I need to do more. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks a lot Vira. Please do al you can to care for your hair. especially during this weather.

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  5. Your hair grew! Trimming is always a big chop in the salons we have because they haven't learnt the art of a good cut! How are you coping with this Harmattan?!

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    1. you've got that right. My mane has been under weaves this season :-) I cant shout lol

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  6. I'm still yet to make the bold move oh *thinking*

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    1. Do it when you are ready dear. After all its YOUR journey. All the best

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  7. Yes mam. YASS! Lol. Glad I found this page :)

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