Saturday, August 2, 2014

Natural Hair Progress

I have never been the one to over perm my hair, or do it frequently. Maybe a few times a year and especially for summer to help combat the humidity on my hair when I style it.

A few years back, I had to take a hiatus on styling my own hair due to a mishap with some over bleached hair and a relaxer. Let's just say that the damage was not sexy at all!

No more blonde bangs, no more relaxing my hair, and eventually, hiding my hair away from using heat a lot so my hair could grow out.

Back then, my hair was barely past my collar bone.





From 2011 and then 2012 (using extensions, not only for
length but to also cover up my mishap! oh no!!!!)



Though the following picture doesn't seem that impressive, I REALLY straightened out my hair in the picture in the top left corner with oil. The top right corner is my hair just pulled taut. The bottom left, straightened a bit without oils. The current (kind of straightened) length is almost the same as the super straightened out version from the top left photo.

Two year difference


Its a bit of progress and the hair seems a bit thicker now as I trim off some of the scraggly and relaxed parts every few months. My diet swings from kinda ok, to omg, what the fuck am I doing to myself, so I probably am not getting all the nutrients needed for a flowing mane and all that. Oh well.
My bangs grow faster than the rest of  my hair which kinda sucks since I want the bottom parts to grow out more.

Hair Care

The products I am currently using are Tsubaki Shampoo and Conditioner from Shiseido that I got from Mitsuwa. It smells SO good!

Argan oil from CVS to oil my hair

I also use a blue oil that I got from the south side to help straighten my hair if I choose to wear it out during the winter. I don't do anything super special to my hair though besides this.

I know of a lot of people who are doing protective styles or have undergone the BIG CHOP. Have you and what's your story?

Thank you for reading! 


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3 comments:

  1. I've just had mine cut a little bit shorter and I'm finding it very hard to get used to it! My hair was just so dead, and seriously needed a cut... Luckily I haven't touched bleach nor hair dye so it isn't that bad but now I'm trying to make it healthier by using "nicer" shampoos.

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    1. Was it a long time for a trim? Maybe a light trim every few months instead so it might not be that dramatic? Hair is a weird thing! lol. But lots of conditioning should help too! Bleach and also heat are two big destroyers when to hair... sadly v.v

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  2. I really don't like wigs, so I usually wear clip in extension, but since I like to dye my hair often it's quite dead at the moment. I only dye the hair you can see while wearin extensions and protect the rest in braids, which is really the best way to grow out your hair in my opinion. I have yet to do a big chop, but I like to cut my ends once in a while.
    Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment is one thing I can highly recommend it to you, it helps a lot with breakage^^

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