these are pics of my hair with no product in it, no water, completely dry. im about to wash it, so i decided to snap a few pics so you could see it.
i chopped most of my hair off last December, but then I really chopped it all off late January of this year, like, all the way off. it was so short i couldn’t eve twist it lol. i knew that i would want to keep it protected so it can grow in healthy, so i basically co-wash it every 1 to 2 weeks, clarify whenever it feels like a lotta product is in it (usually once a month), deep condition once a month, seal and protect my ends. i spray water on it almost every day to keep it moisturized. i also spray it with aloe vera juice every once in a while.
i admittedly trimmed too much this year (super paranoid about split ends and single strand knots, i was cutting off a half inch every month SMFH) but i’ve chilled for the last 3 months or so lol. i realized that the few split ends and the few single strand knots i had weren’t hindering my growth process at all so i finally put the scissors down.
leaving my hair the fuck alone is what has allowed it to grow in. i dont manipulate it much at all because i wear protective styles almost every day. its strong, its healthy, it feels amazing, it smells like cookies, and its all mine. i’ll never put another relaxer in my hair ever again.
my curl pattern is all over the place, and while i don’t like to categorize it, it’s mostly 4a.