That was about a year and a half ago and now my hair is five inches longer and it is great! I decided that, in order to get rid of all of my damaged hair, I would cut it gradually. My hair grows about six inches a year. I decided that in order to get my desired length of natural hair, I would cut off 3 inches a year, half of what it grows. That way I could still have length, but not have as much heat damaged hair.
My hair, when natural, goes about a fourth of the way down my back.
What is your typical weekly regimen?
On Sunday, I will deep condition, wash, detangle, and co-wash. I will use some sort of hair cream, paste, jelly, gel, mousse, leave-in conditioner*, or something like that. I have not found a product that fully meets my needs, but I am still on the hunt. I will generously apply it to my hair. I then usually do a three-strand twist-out and leave it in for about four or five days. I take it out and it looks beautiful.
Are you happy with your progress so far?
I am very happy with my progress so far! It used to be such a burden to treat my hair badly. Now it is fun and rewarding to give it what it needs and deserves! How funny is that? I constantly get compliments, and it really is a part of me, so there is more of myself to explore, and also to get to know and love!
What’s your signature style?
My signature style is a side part with the smaller side twisted back and pinned in place.
How do you ensure that your ends are protected from the elements and your hands?
I regularly use Aussie’s Split End Protector. Most of the time my hair is twisted, so I can just pull it up and tuck the ends in.
Do you have a goal length or are you more concerned about the health of your hair?
Both. I wish to have healthy, moisturized hair,that comes 3/4 way down my back.
Wow, I am also Native American Blackfoot, Native American Cherokee, Irish, French, Asian, and Black!!! You are very pretty! Please let us know how we can stay in touch with your hair journey (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)!!