It’s been awhile since I posted anything about my hair journey. The main reason I haven’t posted anything about my hair journey was because I kind of fell off of after my last post. I still washed my hair weekly, but I stopped cowashing and deep conditioning. Instead I just prepooed and then shampooed my hair. I still moisturized and sealed my hair, but I did skip days quite often, instead of doing it daily and sometimes twice a day like I should have. In short I let life consume me and put my hair on the back burner. Since I started my winter break, I’ve been wearing twist outs when I go out, but I plan on perming my hair in a day or two so I’ve worn my hair up in a ponytail when I’ve gone out. I’ve also deep conditioned instead of preepoing and I finally cowashed again which felt great. Leading up to my relaxer, I deep conditioned my hair with a light protein and shampooed my hair. I’ve been wearing my hair in ponytails and I plan on putting an oil (probably castor oil or coconut oil) on my scalp and hair tonight and tomorrow night just to make sure my hair is protected.
Surprisingly I plan on perming my hair myself. Originally I planned to go to the salon to perm my hair, but I kept forgetting to call and make an appointment. So today when I realized I still hadn’t made an appointment I decided to go ahead and prep to do it myself. I’m brushing up on my relaxer day knowledge by reviewing videos on YouTube and I plan on getting any other items I need today or tomorrow. I’m nervous to do it myself, but I do like that I will be saving money. I plan to be very very careful and to add oil to the perm so that I can move a bit slower if I need to. All in all I’m hoping for a very successful relaxer day.
I had a hair goal set for this relaxer and I wanted to be APL by now, but I think with the neglect my hair has undergone recently that I won’t be making that goal. I’m fine with that, since I know it’s totally my fault. However, I’m not giving up on having hair growth deadlines so I’m setting a new goal to be APL by my graduation in May. This time I will not be falling off of my hair journey and will even put my hair regimen into my planner to make sure I keep up with it even when I’m exhausted and have tons to do.
Since my winter break, I’ve also tried a few new products that I plan on writing about later on once I test them out a bit more just to be sure. The products are: Hemp Seed Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo, the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment and Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask. I’ve had success and failure depending on the product so expect to see reviews and updates from me about those products soon.
Happy Hair Growing!