Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Needed Some Motivation :o)




Today i removed my protective style (latch hook braids). I wore the style for 1 month as part of the Winter Grow Out Ultimate Challenge on MyHairSistas. I am 16-1/2 weeks post, so you know what i was about to encounter. Everything started out great. Removing the latch hook braids was very easy. I had continued to moisturize & seal between the braids. My hair was easy to comb and detangle or so i thought. I proceeded to deep condition on dry hair, parting and applying conditioner as i would do a relaxer touch up. I put on my plastic cap and wrapped a towel around my head for 1 hour (no heat). I used Nourish Spa. This was my first time using this conditioner. I went against one of my rules-never use a new conditioner when coming out of a protective style. Everything was fine while the conditioner was on my hair, it actually felt very good, being that the conditioner was very thick. I love thick conditioner. Okay fast forward to rinse time. Oh boy!!! While rinsing. I noticed my hair didn't feel as soft as with my staple condish. Long story short. My hair was so dry and tangled like crazy!!! It took me 5 hours to slowly untangle. When i was finally done with the long ordeal. I was very disappointed with how my hair looked, broken, uneven, dry. I thought, i'm never getting to waistlength if this keep up. Then i had a thought. Let me see how far i've come. The comparison picture above shows the progress from 2008-2010. With all the breakage, setback, cuts and all. I have made some progress. So, i will press on, continuing the stretch and hoping for the best :o)

13 comments:

  1. Keep it up, you did have some good progress.

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  2. I'm sorry about your experience today :( but you've made wonderful progress.

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  3. @Jeni,
    Thnx Girl. It just seems like no progress, until you look back and see where you came from. Thanks for the encouragment :o)

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  4. That is a good tip, to always go with your tried and true DC when coming out of a long term PS. You have had amazing progress especially considering your saying you've had some setbacks along the way...

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  5. @EbonyCPrincess,
    Thank you :o)

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  6. Congrats Fifi....You have made great progress!!

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  7. Thanks V. Trying to get where you are :o)

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  9. Good progress! Your inspiration is also quite inspiring to us! Keep up the good work. Your hair has thickened up.

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  10. @LaQt,
    Thanks Girl. I'm loving your new hair color :o)

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  11. Great progress~you are definitely inspiring me to continue my hair journey!

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  12. @Blessed Tresses,
    Aww thanks :o)

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