Last month, my biggest problem was keeping my hair, especially my new growth, moisturized. I am happy to report that I seemed to have solved that issue! When I created this twisted updo, I used a couple of my mother's Shea Moisture hair products: the Curling Souffle and Curl Enhancing Smoothie. My hair stayed soft for daysssss after I used that stuff!! I couldn't believe it. So, I continued using the Curl Enhancing Smoothie even after I took that style down and it did not disappoint. My new growth was so soft and manageable that I wasn't even concerned about relaxing until I was about 11 weeks post. I had my mom check out my new growth and even she was impressed, saying "Wow! It's so soft!". Inevitably, I will be buying some of my own soon so I can stop using hers up.
I think after two months of protective styling, it has become my normal. I'm used to it and not in a bad way either. Of course, I totally miss wearing my hair out and CANNOT wait to see how much progress I've made, but I also think I've done a pretty good job keeping my hair styled in non-boring ways. It makes me think a little differently about protective styling and want to continue experimenting with hair that I didn't grow out of my own head. I've had fun with my piece and even finally wore it all out to work. Everyone thought it was allll mine, almost fooled myself. Ha! So, if Ebony decides to have a "Hiding My Hair" challenge, I will most likely jump on board. I've already made a second (beautiful!) one for my cousin, and am planning to make another for myself, too.
|one of the days I wore my u-part out|
Oh, I'm currently rocking this chunky twisted bun. Just tried it out last night for the first time. I'm really pleased with the results! Posting about it soon.