I’ll try to keep this short… Below are my wash and go comparisons, as well as straightened.
Natural: Day of Big Chop (beginning of October)
– dried at salon under hooded dryer
– stretched some when nearly dry with blowdryer and diffuser
– used Hair Rules Curly Whip
Natural: 4.5 Months later
– air dried
– Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship Leave-in & coconut oil
I didn’t straighten until a month after my big chop, so these straight comparison pics are over 3.5 months time.
Things are going along steadily, I’m pleased.
Lately I’ve been trying different methods to stretch my hair before flat ironing: ponytail rollersetting (will do a post on this later), and this time I air dried overnight in braids then lightly pressed with a traditional stove top hot comb (very light, like a straight afro) – followed by flat ironing.
I think I’m going to do a light trim/dusting in a few days. I’m not far from, if not at the length I was at before I did the chop….things should only get better from here.