So let me tell you about my hair journey thus far. Growing up I only had natural hair, my mom was anti relaxer until I was old enough to take care of my own hair. Got my first relaxer when I was 16 and it was good. My hair was APL (Armpit lenght) and I was feeling pretty good. I was one of those people that believe that black people's hair could never grow past that length unless they were mixed with something (I know how ludicrous that is now). I was pretty content with my hair, relaxed often (6 to 8 weeks), flat ironed often (2 to 3 times a week). My hair was fluctuating between neck/shoulder length and APL.
Anyway, fast forward to having a baby, 3 months post partum and the crazy hair loss that followed, I mean ridiculous. I loss thickness and all the hair in the front (almost an inch away from my forehead). I felt bald. I didn't know what to do. So I became a weave/wig girl. I also got on the internet and started looking for hair growth ideas and tips and found several awesome blogs and sites. Dani from Ok Dani was my favorite natural hair blogger and Sunshyne from Hairlicious inc was my favorite relaxed hair blogger. Seeing their beautiful locks of hair just gave me the motivation I needed to start my own journey. If you are in need of inspiration, check them out, you will be impressed.
I was still bald in the front and too ashamed to show my hair so I kept it in wigs until my relaxer in May 2011. The hair loss was still noticeable but not as bad (I wish I took pictures of my front completely bald). My hair was growing. So in June 2011 I decided to start my journey to healthy, beautiful, long relaxed hair. I also started document things. The next pictures show my sides (that were f***** up beyond belief).
The next 3 pics show what my sides looked like in June, August and November. As you can see the growth is very noticeable
I just love the next two pictures of my hair from September and October 2011, you can see how filled in the sides are and the hair is thickening up. On one pic the hair is flat ironed and the other pic the hair is air dried. Loving it.
Fast forward to end of August 2011, I made it to APL and my hair looks healthy. (I have always made it to APL no problem but this time it feels really good :))
Fast forward to November 2011 (5 months into my journey) and the hair is growing. I am only a couple of inches from BSL (Bra Strap Length).
I am so excited about this hair journey. I love that my hair is growing and I am doing right by it. I can't wait to make it to my ultimate goal of healthy relaxed waist length.I am only about 5 inches away, bring it 2012, I am ready for you.