Growth: 9 months’ worth
Length: Approximately 4.5″
This was quite a busy month. I started working full time and had to do a huge routine change to accommodate that. I used to work out during the week and co-wash my hair after every time and leave it in flat twists or mabutu over the week and usually only style it on the weekends or if we did something during the week. Now I had to look ‘presentable’ every day, which meant no time for co-washing, twisting or braiding weekday mornings. So my routine began to shift to the one I’ve had for the past year: wash and deep condition once a week and twist to stretch hair; re-twist during the week. I was so worried my hair wouldn’t keep up and I was slightly irritated with finding another routine, just as I was getting the hang of this natural thing.
By this time, I hadn’t discovered the amazing things spritzing twice a day would do. I was still experimenting with tips and tricks and it took me awhile to adjust to my new routine. Funnily, I didn’t write a Month 6 Review, I have no idea why
because for the first time since going natural, I felt pretty hot with my fro. There was a time I went out with a couple of girls and all of them had weaves in. Usually, I’d feel a bit left out but instead, I felt special, unique and funky. I felt like I had my own identity and was rocking a different and daring look. My style also began to shift. Although I’ve always loved clothes, I think my fro helped me experiment more in that area too. I began to wear more bold and bright items more often and my confidence level was a very healthy high 🙂
|Semi blow dried & sans make-up|
So it was an okay month. A bit shaky with the new routine coming in but at that point I had no idea how well it would turn out.
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