One of the worries that I had during my pregnancy was how it was going to affect my hair. I know, I know, it seems so trivial that whilst going through one of the most life changing experiences of my life, I was worried about my hair. Since starting my healthy hair journey, I had read about how pregnancy hormones affect hair growth and the devastating effects of postpartum shedding. That is why I was dreading this change from the beginning. I am currently about 8 weeks post partum, I don’t think that I have gone through the worst bits of postpartum shedding. However, in this post I want to share how my hair was during my pregnancy and how it is currently.
Trimming ones hair is one of those unfortunate things that need to happen if you want to maintain healthy ends and healthy looking hair. When I had relaxed hair, I hated trimming my hair because it equated to a loss in length. Since becoming natural, I have become the opposite, in the beginning of my natural hair journey, I was so scissor happy – luckily that has died down now. I recently trimmed my hair and I have decided to share the knowledge of the whole process.
This time around I have decided to combine my hair products empties and haul from the past few months. This way I can see whether I am making progress in denting my hair product stash. My last empties and last haul posts were both in November 2015; read here for empties and click here for the haul. I am hoping that in this post the empties products will be more than the haul products – that was I would have made progress in the right direction. This time I did it in video format – yipppeeee. Watch the video below.
This is my first monthly hair update for 2016. One of the changes I have made to my blog is not posting about every wash day – towards the end of last year, I found that they were becoming very repetitive and I dreaded writing them. I think the monthly update will work much better. I document the procedures of each wash day and how my hair is feeling – so I always have a reference to use if I see any changes to my hair.
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…
I absolutely love product empties posts because it means I have made a dent in my stash – and since I haven’t been buying many products as of late, I can finally see a bit of progress with regards to deep conditioners however I still have to make a dent in my instant conditioner stash.
My last empties post was in April, I have since had a few long term protective style installed, I find that this slows down the rate at which I use my products because I don’t wash my hair as often and when I do, I dilute the products (shampoo and conditioner) with water.