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December (Month 15)
Hey Ladies, My hair is now 1 year and 3 months long. :o) I am so happy that I've made it this far. I know that I may not have been responding like usual these last few weeks, but I've been busy with holiday preparations, Christmas shopping and some other stuff. However, I have been reading all of your wonderful comments. I truly appreciate every single one and I am going to be getting back to everyone especially to those of you that had various questions so please be looking for that in this week. Although, I've been busy I have had the chance to take a few pictures to update in my December album so far.
I must say that I went through a bit of a down period with my hair these last few weeks. At one point, I was actually considering a curly perm. Whew, boy am I glad that I didn't just go out and get it done. I think I truly would have regret it. I guess I was just in a protective styling-thick hair rut. I was just tired of the braiding and twisting. It takes so many hours out of my day on the days that I have to wash, detangle and braid or twist. For about two weeks, I just stopped. Then I just did some wash and gos for that time period.
I also did some experimenting with a few products that were supposed to detangle and define curly hair. Man, was that a nightmare. The products just made my hair dry and crappy feeling. Needless to say, I just stopped using them. Hubby can tell you that I was so frustrated. I see that my hair is at that stage when it's not long, but it's not short either. It's in between and the thickness of it doesn't help. I know that I just have to stick it out. My hair is not "bad" at all! It just has special needs that people with wavy or straight hair don't.
I even thought of chopping again to get back to my curly just wash and go TWA days. I knew that in the long run, I would also regret that. I'm glad Hubby was here for me aswell to talk me out of that and I didn't just act in a period of frustration. I am glad that I actually had that little hair breakdown. I learned some things about my hair by changing some things up these last few weeks. I think I am finally aware of my hair at this stage and ready to add my hair routine to my album so be sure to check it out.