|A wig I made.|
|A weave I put in earlier this year.|
So my hair has finally gotten long enough for me to comfortably wear it out every day. Having gotten tired of the routine of “The Big Chop”, I have relaxed my hair. I still follow my natural hair routine, but it’s so much more effective with a relaxer in it.
|A few months after my big chop 3 years ago.|
|Big chop filling into a small afro puff.|
|The final days of natural hair.|
|Relaxer time. Finally some manageability.|
|Pretty hair but I was still not happy with the length.|
Each night in the shower I co-wash my hair. I put in a leave in conditioner followed by a cream moisturizer. I use a curl gel on each section of hair before I braid it or do a twist out. In the morning, I take my hair down hoping it is completely dry, and style it depending on that result.
Today I have my hair in a French braid down the middle, because it didn’t dry completely, and then got wet with today’s rains. I think most people can identify with a love/hate relationship with their hair. I am sure this won't be the end of my battle, but for now, I'm loving my hair.
|Let it rain, I can now braid it up.|