Saturday, May 23, 2015

Very Close to Big Chopping! and other Updates

I think that I am close to going ahead and cutting my hair sooner than my two year mark. The back half of my hair is basically natural. I have been having fun playing around with it. The only thing that is holding me back from taking the plunge is how very short the front section is. I don't feel like I'm ready to embrace the shortness and the shrinkage. I'm going to do my best to stop holding myself back and just do it.

I have been thinking about how I would stretch my hair once I was completely natural. I could continue with twists but I decided to try my hand at something else; the SSS Plates. I have seen these things plastered all over Instagram. I'm trying them out in hopes that I can get the most stretch for my hair. You will definitely be seeing a review for this set.

A quick update:
I touched up my color this past Friday. No bleach but it is more noticeable. I like it more than the last application. Once I am completely natural I will be using the bleach and going brighter. I just got really excited. Lol

Although I am totally in love with the progress and health of my hair but I am not feeling how what's left of my relaxed ends makes my hair look when my hair is straight.


  1. Girl, I know how you feel. You have 'the BC itch'! Trust me, you will just know when it is time, but I have the feeling that it won't be much longer! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on those plates. I was interested until I realized how many I would need for all my hair!

    1. I really want to cut it within the next two weeks but I keep thinking about the reunion I have in July and how might just continue to wait for August. I just might by a pair of shears though. I can imagine how many plates you would need. Lol I can't wait to try them. I hope they are the answer to my hair prayers. They will make life so much easier

  2. EVERYWHERE you turn on Insta---those plates are there! I think that they are super innovative but I've found that stretching my hair using croc clips works wonderfully! Then if I want a "stretched" curl----twist outs do the trick. I just wonder---will I really want to use those plates over my sorta go to ways of stretching my hair that are crazy easy to do?

    Like Age said---you'll definitely know when the time is right to big chop! I'm sooo proud at how well you've handled your transition!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Awww thank you KLP! I'm so happy with the way things have been going and thankful for it being as uneventful as possible. I have tried doing the twists with clips at the end but it doesn't give me the stretch I want mainly at the roots. Hopefully the plates will help me out with that.