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) !