I have been MIA for the longest
of times. I am still on my hair journey, and my hair is making great progress. I am not officially 2 year post relaxer, and 1 year into being fully natural!
1 year hair growth progress
I haven’t had too much change in
my routine. I keep my wash day’s weekly, and the process is pretty much the
1. Sulphate-free Shampoo
2. Deep Conditioning
3. Leave in and Moisturising
4. Protective style
Other routines I have taken up are:
Clay treatment: I have used Bentonite clay, and
will be trying out Rhassouls clay as well. I plan on carrying out a monthly
clay treatment, as I love the way my hair looks and feels after the treatment and is a great way of getting rid of build up. It can get a bit messy though.
Long term protective styling: I have recently
improved on my flat twist with extension application and have been installing
protective styles that last me for 2 weeks, as such, my wash days have moved to
every fortnight, it's been working really well with me over the colder winter period
Shea butter and coconut: I have been using shea
butter whipped with coconut, this has been a lifesaver for me in keeping my
hair moisturised. I have also found that whipping shea butter makes it much easier to use.
Shea butter and coconut oil whipped butter
I have been enjoying the simplistic life that my hair has adopted, and I feel as though I am now in my stride and I don't have to actively think about my hair. Caring for it has become second nature to me.
When life changes, I just adapt around the change. My hopes for this year is to carry on retaining length and volume. I will maintain my protective styling till the end of winter and enjoy some twist out and high buns in the summer.