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- All Natural year 1
This was a year to remember, from trail & errors to great new discoveries I can truly say it has been one heck of a journey. This year is by far the most memorable, it was a learning experience about my hair;its likes/dislikes, products, and methods that can make or break it. Now that I got that under control I look forward to growing some hair in year two.
I would like to thank each and every single sista who helped make this experience easier from your advices, to nice comments/suggestions and more. Being natural would not be the same without my fotki family. I love you all
1.What I learned:
** Being natural means FREEDOM
a.) hair loves essential oils
-extra virgin coconut oil works best in warmer weather.
b.) KBB hair butter for soft ends & twists
c.)Do not be afraid to take risks when styling
d.) hair-typing does not matter because no two or more heads of hair act the exact same.
e.) listen to your hair
f.) product junkism is a real diseased, get well soon ;-) I know I'm glad I did.
a.) found staple products
b.) learned different ways to style my hair short
c.) learned hairs likes/dislikes
3.***Goal for next year***:
a.) Get my summer and colder season regimen down pack with respects to learning and inviting new methods
b.) retain as much length as possible!!
- subfolders: 1 and albums: 12
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- YEAR 2
- THOUGHTS: Year 2 was FUN year. I mastered how to care for my hair early into second year so I had a chance to experiment with many different styles. I found such a liking to styling that its a hobby.
I paused from PS w/ extension challenge, instead I started PS with my hair, this method worked better for me because I didn’t have to miss my hair so much, I was also able to change up my hair more frequently.
WHAT I LEARNED:
*Time FLIES so enjoy the ride while you can
*ACV rinse is part of my regimen on wash days *
*Kimmaytube leave in was my lifesaver for dry hair this year.
* 2-3 cups of green tea a day is great for the overall body (including hair).
*Natural hair is what you make it. Don't be afraid to take risks
* Found love in SheaMoister hair line (since i discovered hair milk i haven’t used KT leave in, its great but hair milk is working very well right now)
*mastered how to get rid of dry ends
*retained length (about 6”)
GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:
GROW SOME HAIR!!!!!
Learn ways to retain as much length as possible
BSL by next nappiversary 8-29-12!!
- albums: 11
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- year 3
- This year came fast. I have been doing alot of ps my hair will be in a ps for my 3rd year nappiversary. I am doing this in hopes of retaining maximum length possible. I will be keeping it in from july to December...will see how that goes.
I haven't learned anything new i can truly say i have mastered how to properly care for my hair. I am amazed and proud to say that.
Few tips that benefit me:
1.be gentle when doing hair
2.dont do hair in a hurry
3.keep hair moisterized and hydrated at all times.
4. PS is your friend
Next year my long term goal is due! I cannot believe i am one year away from it..TIME FLIES you would be soo surprised! Next years goal is to reach waist length hair! I can say by december i will probably be at brastrap length hair if not longer so i would say im on track but to be honest i will be happy with midway length hair (stretched ) natural hair requires alot of maintenance and the longer the more headache. If i let me hair grow to WL it will just be too prove to myself that i can.
Happy growing all and good luck on your journeys
- albums: 3
Don't touch, its NACHOS!
Because being natural requires alot of maintenance the past few months i have been doing a lot of PS while in school. I finally took down my hair and am pleased with the amount of length i retained. Now that my hair is longer I can do more PS with my real hair. I have taken a liken to twist buns; I wear them in all sizes for a week straight and don't have to worry. As far as being natural I have finally mastered it. I know what, and when it is appropriate to maintenance my hair. no more over conditioning,shampooing,styling etc.To me that's the best achievement of being natural; knowing your hair so well that you don't over do anything you know EXACTLY what it needs. Now it can thrive..and to think it only took me 3 years...lol.
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