It seems so surreal to be at this moment… I am 1 year post relaxer; I last relaxed my hair on the 3rd of May 2015. It feels like the year has gone by so quickly and my hair has gone through so much in that space of time. I went from relaxed to transitioning to big chopping and becoming fully natural. I went through a period of not liking my hair much towards the end of my transition, and after big chopping I was thrust into a new world of short natural hair. This new world has been a steep learning curve in its own right.
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.
Hey good people, I am back with a hair products empties post for November, I must say that I am on an empties roll and I love it! My last empties post was in September and 2 months later I am back with another one, I am making some good progress. This empties post is definitely conditioner heavy – I am finally making a dent in my instant conditioner stash which is what I wanted to do, I have waaaay too many of them. I am hoping that after I big chop I will do more co-washes which will help to decrease my stash. Enough chit chat, let’s get into it.
I did it! 7 full weeks in a protective style – it feels like I have finished a marathon in record time! I feel with protective styles I can never decide what I want, when my hair is out I am so keen to put it away so that I don’t have to deal with daily manipulation. Then when I do have a protective style, I miss my hair terribly and I can’t wait to get it off. However, I can’t really take away from the benefits of having your hair hidden for a while.
Starting off your healthy hair journey can be so confusing, at least it was for me. I could have definitely used some advice from other people on their journey as well. I was recently wondering about the questions I had when I was new on this healthy hair journey and the type of advice I would have wanted to receive when I first started. I know there are many blogs out there that document this – and shoutout to the ever growing numbers of new African healthy hair bloggers, I am so for this boom in numbers – however, you have to search to find specific advice.