Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Products for Operation: Grow My Hair Back

One of my main goal is to grow my hair to Full BSL next year. I want my hair to cover the entire bra strap by the end of the year.  I already have a post showing the things that I will be using to achieve my goal of growing my hair back after my cut but I am adding a few new ones to the list. We all know that our hair is continuously growing and that no product is going to grow your hair for you. But if there is something that can help aide in speeding the process up, I'm willing to give it a shot.

I am a fan of The Mane Choice. I have been taking there vitamins for awhile now and I also enjoy their Doesn't Get Much Butter Than This product as well. If you are an avid Instagram user like myself, then you know that right before Christmas that they released a few new products and tools. Me being the product junkie that I am decided to give them a shot.

I ordered;

1. Easy on the Curls Detangling Hydration Shampoo
2. Easy on the Curls Detangling Hydration Conditioner
3. Soft As Can Be 3-in-1 Revitalize Co-wash/Leave-in/Detangler

All three stimulates growth, are loaded with vitamins and claims to cut your wash day in half. Anything that can help shorten a wash day is welcomed with open arms to my regimen. lol

Crystal Orchid Biotin Infused Styling Gel

Multi-Vitamin Scalp Nourishing Growth Oil is a topical multi-vitamin for the scalp.

I will hopefully be using these products on my next wash day which should be sometime this weekend. I can't wait to give them a try.

2016 Hair Goals

So I conquered my 2 goals for this year. I used up stash sort of. I mostly gave them away mostly and some were trashed. I also did my big chop this year. So now it's time to make a few new goals for the new year.

1. Take more pictures. I am very bad at keeping pictures of my hair. Mainly because I have no one to take them for me. Also because when I do they never come out right. Now that I have a new phone with a much better camera, I will trying to get better pictures.

2. I want to finally get my hair to full BSL this year. I am going to continue Operation: Grow My Hair Back to achieve this goal. I have new products I will add to this. I'll have another post on that.

3. Perfect my flat twist out. I want to come on here with a post about my perfect twist out. lol

4. Thicken up my edges.

5. Do a better job with my blog especially with doing follow up posts.

Short and sweet. What are you hair goals for the new year? Maybe I'll see some that I need to add to my list.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2015 Hair in Review

Here are a few of my highlights from this year

1. Tried Henna once. Liked it but haven't done another treatment this year.
2. Had my hair highlighted and also touched up. The color is no longer burgundy. I can't quite pick the color that it is now.
3. Tried lots and lots and lots of new products. Fell in love with some and others were just infatuation. lol
4. Got rid of the majority of my product stash. Not by using them up but by either giving them away and also throwing some out.
5. Found some staple products but I will always continue to try out new products.
6. Completed my transition to natural. Yay
7. Finally trying out flat twist outs and having the nerve to wear them out even if I don't find them to be "perfect".
8. I trimmed my hair. A LOT this year.
9. Then I cut my hair. Not trim but cut. lol

Let's get back to this cut and the condition my hair is in now.

(top) The first picture is from the beginning of my journey. I was still relaxing but stretching them out as long as could. The only thing that is the same about my hair from 2012 to today is the length. After cutting my hair in October, I am back to shoulder length. But now my hair is thicker and fuller.

(left) These pictures are comparing my hair from January of this year to today. Such a length difference. I chose the health of my hair over holding onto length. No need to hold on to hair that is breaking off. I do miss the length but I will have fun growing my hair back but also growing it longer. I will say that I am loving the fullness and how much thicker my hair is after this cut. It always amazes me what a cut can do.

Next length check will probably be in April. I plan on getting some twists in January and keeping them until sometime in April. Between taking my vitamins, applying Wild Growth Oil a few days a week and massaging my scalp I hope to see some decent growth.

How was you journey this year?