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In the summer of 2008, after years of wasting money on expensive salon visits to get relaxers and noticing how incredibly thin my hairwas looking, I decided to go natural. I cut off all of my chemically treated hair and rocked a tiny afro. Around the same time, my youngest daughters hair made a growth spurt of sorts, her scalp was sprouting soft, fine, coily hair. She didn’t grow a head full of hairuntil around her 2nd birthday, I knew the damage the relaxer did to my hair; I wanted better for her. It was all the more reason for me to learn how to take care of both of our natural hair. I searched YouTube, blogs, and I even stopped other naturals in stores asking questions about their journey. I dove in and have embraced the lifestyle to the fullest.
A year later, I started photo journaling (Fotki) about my new natural hair journey and in 2009; I made the leap to video. Since then, I’ve filmed a few hairstyle videos for YouTube @ EnjoyingtheJourneys.com. My videos have been featured on a few hair and lifestyle blogs including, curlynikki.com. Fast forward to now, February 2015, I’ve maintained my natural-ness; enjoying the journey, I’ve experimented with color and two haircuts. I’m currently on a quest to grow it back to bra strap length.
***Below are some tips I plan to follow to meet my new hair goal. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
RETAIN HAIR LENGTH REGIMEN
- Wash at least once a week
- Deep condition for at least 30 min. every week
- Wear protective styles most of the time
- Low manipulation
- Cover my hair at night with a satin scarf or sleep on a satin pillow case
- Massage scalp daily
- Moisturize ends daily
- Do periodic protein treatments
- Limit heat usage
- Exercise daily
- Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit
- Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day
- Keep nails trimmed to prevent them from snagging hair
- Enjoy the Journey