I have four more months until my 3 year anniversary.. I haven't been taking photos and documenting like I know I should, so as of right now I'm kinda off on my months.. But bottom line it will be 3 years on 9.27.12(I'm gonna stop this months business and start a 3 year folder, and create a new album for each month. I think that is easier to track for me!
Styling: Nothing too exciting in the style department is going on right now. As I head into my 3 yr anniversary, I find that I am really simple when it comes to styling.(twists, twist outs, buns, etc.) I am very busy, and don't have time to try a lot of different styles, so I stick to things that are quick and simple.
Products: I've typically been using shea moisture, Shida's moisturizer, terressentials wash, and my natural oils.. I really would like to see how my hair would respond by using 1 product line. I am not a Product junkie, but my hair has needs that I typically can not find in one line. So I am trialing As a I'm Naturally product line to see if it's something I can commit too. They have Everything in that line..so I'm starting to keep a journal on my experience with this right now.
Gadgets: Someone "gave" me a hair steamer, and my hair really loves it! My hair is a lot easier to detangle and a lot softer.
Growth: I have noticed that it's gotten a little longer... I haven't done an "offical" length check in a while, I will probably wait until Sept on my 3 yr Anniversary. I've noticed I don't measure my hair as much as I use too. Primarily focusing on health.
Plans: I Love protective styles..so I will continue wearing my twists, I've added top buns, which is something new and fun for me. I'm also back on my Nzuri liquid vitamin, I'm also trying to simplify my regimen by reducing the amount of products that I buy and use.
5/29/2012 Update Protective Style challange in seasons
Protective styling with Mini braids and Mini twists..the plan is to continue throughout the summer. I sort of fell off with protecting it... I want to get to APL(unstretched) so I'm going to be wearing my hair up a lot. I've tried my best not to focus on length but it's hard not to notice coming up on my three year anniversary..you just automatically think about how much length you're retaining, and mine could be better. When the fall approaches I will decided how I will protect my hair I change my mine so much..it may be twists, crochet braids or these mini braids but it'll be protected so we'll see.