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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I also want a fro but I dnt wanna cut my hair, do I really have to cut my hair???
Your hair is lovely
Thank you 🙂
I HAVE BEEN NATURAL FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW
EXPERMITING BETWEEN AFRO, TWIST OUTS, AND SOMETIMES CURLY WEAVES
I NOTICED THAT PEOPLE SEEM TO COMPLIMENT ME MORE WHEN I HAVE A WEAVE
NOT KNOWING THAT MY FRO IS MY FRIEND AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
It's awesome that you're so confident in your hair that it doesn't matter what others say or think, as long as you are in love with it and that's all that matters.
I've been visiting your blog since i decided last year in September that I would stop relaxing. I kept my hair in braids from that time until January this year. I finally did my BC 2 weeks ago and have been trying a few products to see what is going to work on my hair. I co-wash when I feel it necessary then follow the L.O.C method and I recently started the baggy method(my hair LOVES it!!!!!).
What I'm actually trying to say is thanks to woman like you I now know I don't need to relax my hair to feel beautiful. I guess all African women know that, just that we are scared of what other people are going to say. I've had comments like "when are YOU relaxing YOUR hair" , " why does YOUR hair look like that" and what they don't realise is that it's MY hair and I don't need to "fix" it to please anyone!!!!!
So thanx Aisha and to all other websites that I go on absolutely everyday!!!
Wow, it's readers like you who make writing this lil' blog of mine well worth it. Thank you for reading and showing love, I really appreciate it. And you're right, we don't need relaxers or straight hair to feel beautiful. We are beautiful as we are, God makes no mistakes 🙂
hi Aisha my first time in your blog but im loving what i see i would like to have an afro i've been relaxing my hair since ever can you guide me step by step on what to do i dont want to start my hair from the stretch & which means i dont want to cut my hair which product must i use e.g shampoo , conditioner & moisturizer please help my hair doesnt have volume
Hi Anonymous, thanks for your comment. Please make use of my Newbie Natural and My Routine pages, they have all of the basic tips you need 😉