I have my hair in a protective style, the first one since my big chop. I have a busy period coming up these next few weeks and I don’t want to neglect my hair, so protective styling is the ultimate solution. At first I wanted to do braids, this idea quickly fell by the wayside when I realised the thinning of my hair on the sides. After some consultation with Lebo from Journeytobeauthair – I finally decided to do crochet braids, with everything done by me. This ensures complete control of the treatment of my hair and I don’t think anyone out there can be gentler with my hair than me.
I feel like I have neglected the hair portion of my blog. It’s just that there is not much interesting happening with my hair, it is literally the same ol’ story everyday. Nothing much has changed to my routine, my monthly hair updates are helping to keep my goals in check. My hair needed some TLC over the weekend, I hadn’t done a proper wash day in 2 weeks. I filmed a video of my entire wash day to show how I do the steps that I do and some of the products that I use.
This week I decided to leave my hair as it is and let it shine in its shrinkage glory. Just for a bit of trendiness, I went for the Madiba part again. It was more defined this time around because I let my hair dry in the ‘position’ overnight. My wash day was short as usual and I am still trying out my sachet conditioners. Here is how it went down…
To be honest, I planned my big chop. As I was counting my weeks post relaxer, I realised that on my birthday I will be exactly 30 weeks post relaxer and it was my 30th birthday – that felt like the right time to do it. I went on my birthday weekend away armed with my hair scissors and a few hair products for post big chop maintenance that would tide me over till I got back home.