This will be the start of the documentation for my HEALTHY HAIR CARE journey! For so long, I’ve said that I’ll start wearing my real hair once I reach this length or if my hair gets styled this way and I had to realize I wasn’t taking any steps in the right direction to help me achieve those goals.
It hit me like a ton of bricks when I read on Instagram that “women will take better care of their extensions/weaves than they do their real hair.” I am guilty as charged. I don’t care for my hair like I should under my wigs and that all changes TODAY!!!
I’ve tried doing the natural hair thing and that just wasn’t for me. I think we all our own paths and you’ll learn which one is yours. With me relaxing my hair I have to learn how to make sure my hair remains healthy.
I stumbled upon Hairlicious on Youtube when trying to find great hair care tips for relaxed hair so I’m going to start by following some of her recommendations.
Over the course of 3 months I will do the following steps and see what type of results I can achieve.
I’m 3 months postpartum.
Currently taking my prenatal vitamins and coconut oil capsules.
Last Relaxer & Trim: April 18, 2019
Step 1: Identify my hair care needs/goals
My hair is thinner in the front than the back.
I want my hair to be thicker overall.
Step 2: Create a Wash Day Routine
Wash hair 1x a week (unless in a protective style)
Deep condition 20-30 minutes 1x a week (w/ add ons)
Apply Leave-in and detangle
Moisturize and seal with Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Step 3: Protective Styles
Deep Conditioner Additions:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I’m excited and nervous but I know it will all be worth it in the end. I will do a 1 month update on or around May 18th to do a check in and then I’ll do my final check in around July 18th to conclude my 3 month reboot and length check.
Are you team natural or relaxed?