Between my big chop in October 2016 and this January 2017 update, my hair has grown quite a bit. Not only that but 4C hair is super soft, relatively tangle free and healthy. I will share my haircare routine in another post but for today I want to document my growth and what I think is stimulating it.
Since my big chop in October, I’ve kept my hair in protective styles with either my own hair or added hair. My go to style with added hair has been Crochet braids using the 12″ Jumbo Mambo or Havana Twists.
This style is super easy and only takes an hour to install the hair.
It’s a great fuss-free style that allows my real hair to rest from manipulation and remain protected from the elements. To maintain this style I mist my scalp every two to three days with a mixture of leave-in conditioner, jojoba oil, and water in a spray bottle.
When I’ve worn my own hair in a protective style it was usually flat twists. Each time I braided my hair I left it in for 2-6 weeks. You can see from comparing the length of my hair in October to the length in January, that it’s grown quite a bit.
WASH & GO October 2016
FLAT TWIST OUT January 2017
The methods I’ve been using on my hair has kept my coils healthy, soft and bouncy which is what I want. I love sharing my journey for those of you who are natural, considering going natural or just curious about African American hair. If you have questions or comment leave them below!