This is my first post and also the first day of my hair journey, this post is just to give a little insight about who I am, problems I have with my hair currently and my plans for myÂ journey.
I have decided to make changes in my life and realize the first step will be to take care of ME. I startÂ researching healthy hair journeys last year but got nowhere, asÂ a single mother who is also a Â full time student Â I just couldn’t find enough time in the day to get everything done but since omitting some distractions in my life I am now up to the challenge.
Since I was about 10-11 years oldÂ I’veÂ had a relaxer and over the years I have witness the changes that my hair went through; fromÂ thinningÂ around the nape area, lost ofÂ length, Â breakage and overall poor health. I have not been making things any easier as I have not been taking care of my tresses either.
I will start this process by taking baby steps; I’ve set a time frame of 12 months as that is as far as I canÂ commitÂ to at any given time, at the end of that 12 months I will then make another commitment. Â The purpose of this journey is to achieve healthy, moist and fuller hair; I will also like to achieve growth in the nape areas and of course overall growth.
My hair is currently at shoulderÂ lengthÂ ( just did a relaxer today) and I am trying to get toÂ at leastÂ armpitÂ lengthÂ at the end of my 12 months. In a given month I will be doing regular washing every other week and co-washes for the weeks that am not doing aÂ regularÂ wash; each week I will deep condition after every wash or co-wash. Currently Â I hardly use flat irons as I wrap my hair 99% of the time; I will also try to limit the use of heat during my journey on my hair by air drying or roller setting my hair after every wash. Will be incorporating 100% natural oils such as coconut oil, castor oil, Â extra virgin olive oil (evoo) etc in my deep conditioner and in oil treatments.Will moisturize and seal every night.I will be doing my relaxer 12-16 weeks ( will try toÂ stretchÂ as much as possible), I will also be doing protein treatments.
I am open to advice, suggestions and encouragement..Wish me luck!!