Why did you go natural and did you do a transition before the big chop?
I decided to go natural because I became tired of relaxing my hair. For me, there was no transition. I did the big chop 8 weeks after my last relaxer!
Check out my hair journey video…
My current regimen is the Wash & Go. I do not shampoo my hair and I do not use combs or brushes. I follow a modified version of the Curly Girl method.
I chose the curly girl method, because my hair retained the most moisture with this method. I have modified this method in many ways. For instance, I do not rewet my hair everyday. I am experimenting with twist outs and other natural hairstyles. Once or twice a year I will straighten my hair. Straight hair is not CG friendly but this is the way I like to style. I like to roller set my hair also. I achieve straight styles from roller setting my hair.
I have never used a protein treatment. They are not necessary for me because I am not experiencing any type of breakage nor suffering from damaged hair.
I avoid touching it while it is drying and I do not use towels to dry my hair.
Hair growth. This is something we all want. Most women prefer to have a head of healthy natural or relaxed hair. How do we achieve healthy hair growth?
Honestly, I do not think there is a concrete answer to this question. The photo on the left is my hair February 2011 and the photo on the right is my hair June 2012.
I get a lot of questions about how I “increased my hair growth” and the answer is nothing. Remember, genetics may play a role in your hair growth but I believe low manipulation and patience is very helpful. I have been sticking to the same regimen for the past 3 years. I may have added new products but the regimen always remains the same or similar:
- Avoid Heat
- Eliminate the use of styling tools (i.e. combs and brushes)
- Moisturize with Conditioner
- Protect hair at night (i.e. satin pillowcase or bonnet)
- Low Manipulation Styling
- Trim every 6 months
Do you seal with any oils?
No. I am lazy and do not really feel like doing that.
Do you take biotin or any other supplement?
Do you do any protective styling?
No. I Wash & Go 365 days a year. I tried it in the past and did not care for it.
I think it is very important to do what works for you and sometimes that may take awhile to find a regimen that will work. Keep trying. The health of your hair is more important than the length.
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