Sunday, December 26, 2010

End of Year Natural Hair Wrap Up

Over a year ago my hair was something like a distant memory:

December 2009

By April 2010 I had enough hair for twists:

September 2010 I suffered my first setback after this style:

But presently, December 2010, I think it is safe to say I have recovered from my two inch trim:

So over the course of almost 365 days I think I have made a lot of progress:

I am not where I wanted to be, thanks to my setback, but nonetheless I have gained some length.  In 2011 with the knowledge I have gained in 2010, I plan to retain almost all of my length.

I have learned these things about my hair in 2010:

My hair hates protein
Fingercombing is waaaaay better than using a comb or brush.  It is my new staple technique.
Seamless combs rock my socks
Trimming hair is overrated
Coconut oil and water is the bomb detangler
I don't enjoy wearing my hair out as much as I did when I was newly natural.
Once you get rid of incomplete splits, it is sooo much easier to detangle your hair
Detangling my hair at least once every 1-2 weeks is a must!
Tangles are caused by shed hair!  If you properly remove all of the shed hair, parting is much easier (yeah, I am on the nappy short bus, I never really saw the correlation until this year. womp womp)  !


  1. Great growth, girlie.

    Your BC is precisely how I want to cut my hair if I ever chop the dreads.

    I agree about wearing the hair out. When I first chopped I was all about the fro/puff until I realized how much better twists were for me.

  2. I love how thick and healthy your hair looks. I'm really inspired looking at your end of the year results.

  3. I love your blog! And your growth is amazing!!

  4. Thank you so much Tessa!!!!!!! Take care :)

  5. You have made great strides this yr, even with the setback. Your haair looks thick, and healthy. Looking forward to 2011!!

  6. Why did that twist style cause a setback in September? Your hair looks so thick and luscious in that pic!

  7. Your hair is so gorgeous! It looks so nice and healthy. This is an awesome blog,full of great information and technique. Love it!

  8. Thanks ya'll!


    It wasn't the style that caused the setback. Sorry, I think the way I worded that sentence does lead you to believe that, my fault.

    I tried a new conditioner after that style and it dried my hair out so bad it caused splits up and down my hair strand for 2 inches and I had to cut them out :(

  9. Wow, yes your hair really did grow quickly.



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