I know, I know – I’ve been away too long.
All I have to say is grad school and two jobs is a quick way to run yourself ragged! I can’t wait until the holidays.
But even though you haven’t heard much from me, I’ve had lots to say!
One of the things I have to show you though, is pics of my starting point length. As you know, I did the big chop a little over a month ago and am 100 percent natural. While I am in love with my newly natural locks, I wanted to share a big mistake I made while straightening…
I half-assed it with the blow-drying.
It is imperative that you straighten natural hair as much as possible while drying. You can do this through a number of methods. Stretching your hair while drying it over night (twist, knots, banding), blow-drying with a comb attachment or a Deman brush, and the list goes on. I should have known better, but my hair was still semi curly after I blew it out quickly. This is why it took 3 hours for me to straighten my hair. I had issues when the iron got to my ends, where my curls just sat.
So, while my hair came out pretty nice – I had to learn the long, hard way to prep my natural hair before I even attempt to pass a flat iron through it.
Anyways, here are the results.
Keep in mind, this is my starting point! 100 percent natural- 12 months worth of growth.
I’m still getting used to it being shorter, but I’m sure I’ll retain more length now that my transition is over.
I actually think I’ve noticed that its grown a bit since I got it cut last month. As you’ll see, there’s no color left in my hair- it all got cut out.
My little pony. lol
So here’s my official starting point – more to come, so hang tight!
:: Grow on ::