Self challenge

I’m pretty sure I have mentioned in a previous post that I have become very scissor happy. Every time I wash my hair I find myself wanting to trim the ends. I can only chalk it up to the fact that I’m anxious to have a full head of natural hair. So I am challenging myself that for the next 5 months I am not going to even think about trimming my ends. I am going to focus solely on maintaining my ends to reach my goal which is to gain 2 – 3 inches in length. How do I plan to do this? By sticking to a routine, and with the help of a healthy diet, and vitamins.

To prepare myself I had to determine the current length of my hair by using heat to semi-straighten my hair. 😦 Even though I wasn’t thrilled about the idea, it was nice to have it straightened since I had not flat ironed my hair since July, 2010. So the results are…

My routine will consist of weekly hot oil treatments, shampooing, deep moisturizing conditioner treatments, and a protective style to last until the next wash day. I will determine whether or not a heavy or light protein treatment is necessary every 8 weeks or less depending on the condition of my hair.

It goes without saying that daily moisturizing will also be included in my routine for optimal results. The products I intend to use will consist of: Jamaican black castor oil, olive oil, QP Elasta shampoo, Herbal Essences’ conditioner (Hello hydration or Long term relationship or totally twisted), moisturizing conditioner (Curl rehab or Jessicurl weekly deep conditioner or DPR – 11), Darcy’s Botanical daily leave-in, Darcy’s Madagascar vanilla styling creme and Darcy’s coconut lemongrass transitioning creme.

I will be checking my length again, using the same method, sometime in June.



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