4. Implement the plan
So I have my plan, next thing I have to do is follow through. I planned to keep this plan for six months and see the progress I made. Every morning when I wake up, I oil that same area on my scalp where the problem is. I massage it for five minutes each time I wash and do hot oil treatments.
5. Track your progress
As much as correcting the problem is important, so is tracking your progress. How do you know how far you come, if you don’t know where you started.
I take frequent pictures to see how my hair is progressing. It helps me know if the plan I am implementing is working or not. If not, I know I have to make changes. Plus, I love to see how far I have come from the beginning! Below are pictures of my progress I have tracked on this setback journey.
Hair Pressed Out for Length Check
The breakage is obvious and in full force.
Phase 1 With Moisturizing and JBCO*
As you can see, the JBCO* was doing its job. But was starting to break off in other areas.
New Style of Choice: African Threaded Bun
August 22, 2015
7 Month Progress of Growing Back My Crown
I am so happy with the progress I have made thus far. It has really been a great learning experience for me along the way and now I know what to avoid in the future to ensure optimal growth.
My problem in this case was wearing a protective style too often and having my hair parted the same way all the time. It is important to switch things up every now and then and know that to much of a good thing is not what is always best for your hair.
Changing up my style is what truly saved me from losing anymore hair. I was really at a loss as to what to do next. I consider myself “style challenged” anyway, so keeping it simple was my only option and I am sure glad I did.
Also keep in mind, that what you think may be causing the breakage can be one of many issues. Don’t just go with the obvious idea of what seems to be causing trouble. Keep doing research on other possible problems that can be leading to your increased breakage. You may just surprise yourself!
Have any of you ladies ever suffered from setbacks? Did it take a long time for your hair to grow back? Have any tips you’d like to share? Let us know in the comment section.
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