It’s been a little while since I’ve “checked in” with a hair update. Well, I’m currently loving my hair. That’s it, update over!
I kid, I kid.
The other day I realised a big reason why I’m liking this stage is because I’m really loving my current length. Although I’m kinda calling it a new awkward stage, it gives me versatility in styles. And you know I’m a change up my style gal. It’s also easier for me to stretch it as the majority of the time I just pigtail it. Two years ago, I could never stretch on the go because putting in twists or braids would take longer and also mine don’t look so cute worn in public. But the pigtails thing is saving my life right now. It’s quick, easy and as I always say looks super cute with a bold lippie. I’m calling it a new awkward stage because its full length is shoulder blade but I usually rock it semi stretched so it grazes the bottom of my neck area. I won’t lie, I’d love for it to get past my shoulders when semi shrunken just so it can have a comfier place to sit. For now, it’s still good though.
I (think) I’ve locked down a routine…for now.
I say that because it seems that after every few inches of hair growth, Fro changes its mind about products, tools and even styles it’s happy with. So at this stage, I’m happy and Fro is happy with my routine. I shared what I’m currently doing a couple of months ago in this blog post. And for the past few months, we’ve both been singing Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus line’s praises. I love the scent, LOVE the moisture and love how it makes my hair feel and look. I recently added the co-wash to my stash so I pretty much have a Shea Moisture product for every step of my routine. Most importantly, they all play nicely with my beloved staple, Daily Spritz.
Shrinkage has become more hectic when it comes to knots.
I recently shared a selfie on my Instagram on my fro rocked shrunken. I love the look. The volume that I get from it is unbeatable. My fro never looks as thick and kinky as when it’s shrunken. I’m kinda laughing as I write this because it used to be the case that I hated having my hair look kinky but oh how I appreciate the versatility of it now! I’m not feeling having to sort out the mess it creates but I rock it shrunken knowing full well I’m going to have to do quite a bit of damage control the next day. So I don’t do it often, but the few times I do I’m usually feeling myself.
I’m having fun.
Last year I was trying to retain length for my wedding. This year was set up to have fun with my fro. And I am. I’m loving the way my hair could look short one week and becomes long and fluffy the next. Prepping my hair is usually a breeze now and when styling in the mornings, I let Fro dictate what I should rock rather than forcing issues, as we called a truce earlier this year. I’m really enjoying having my hair out and about. I haven’t done a protective style in awhile mainly because I haven’t been focusing on retaining my hair length. Although as of yesterday, I got serious hair envy while stalking other naturals (damn you Instagram!) and it inspired me to maybe make it next year’s focus. I’m currently pondering…
Okay, so that’s really it for my update. I’m not sure if I need to do these more often, I’m thinking maybe twice twice a year. Let me know? How’s your hair doing?
You are just so beautiful! I know instagram makes me want to pull out my hair because it is not growing fast enough lol! I always end up tying my hair up in a bun though. I wish I knew how to style it..
Thanks so much, Instagram is the instigator of hair envy. Check out my YouTube tutorials for easy style ideas 😉
I just love your smile. I always read your blog but I never post comments. Forgive me but I;m one of your biggest followers.
Thank you Nafisat for commenting! Yay! x
If it were up to me , I'd ask for an update everyday. Could you make it 4 times a year maybe? One for every season. I find my hair reacts differently to every season
How did you get it to grow? Teach me oh great one! Yho. My fro was so big and full and fluffy last year Mara this year, oho, its shrunken into this poor depressed little thing that makes half the puff it used to make. Maybe its telling me to come out of the natural hair closet and stop being a serial weaver. . .
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Haha, let's meet in the middle and say twice a year. Also, #todasyfro is a daily update of my hair in pictures! Perhaps your hair is tired of the weaving. It helps to give it a rest regularly.
I love this look you must do a tutorial or pictorial.How do you get your 4c hair to lie flat and look so neat?do you use Gel
Yup, water and gel. I've shown it on many of my video tutorials. My latest one "The front puff" shows you. The one in the photo looks flatter because I had blow dried my hair so it was straighter.
The way I love this page! Thank you so much for sharing you've really helped me as a newbie. I've also noticed that the longer my hair gets, the easier it is to maintain and style. Can't wait to get to two pigtails stage 😉
Thanks for the love Snothando. I definitely agree with the longer it is the easier it gets. Once you get to the two pigtails stage it's muuuuch breezier.