Planning to do these updates every so often just to keep track on what’s going on with my hair. Lately my hair has been responding very well with all the protein that I put in it. I use a protein leave-in at all times and I also do a light protein treatment weekly. When I had first washed my hair after my recent coloring I didn’t have any curl pattern. It was like the color and damage had alter its shape. But I recently learn that when using protein it brought back some curl pattern, definitely more then before. I might be late on this but I figure protein was only used for breakage but not to help bring back curl pattern. In the next week or so I’m going to do a heavy protein treatment. I decided not to do it every other week but just once a month. Hopefully that would repair more of the damage I’m pretty sure I have more damage I need to cure. Also maybe at the end of this month I am going to get my hair trim. I hate going to the salon to get trims because they always cut way more then they are suppose to. So I’m now searching for a salon that aids in curly hair. Just to see if they understand the whole retaining length and only cutting ends. Just last week I came across a product in my stash that I didn’t pay to much mind to because when I first used it the product was horrible. But anyway I decided to give it a try once again and I absolutely love it. The product is Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream. I decided to use this product as a styling product and it gave me define moisturized looking curls. Second day hair looked pretty good as well, not as great though. But I feel that using this product that I’m using way to much protein. I use a protein leave in and then following up with this product. I haven’t experience huge amount of breakage actually my breakage had decreased significantly. But I'm really afraid that I’ll go into protein overload even though it looks as if my hair really loves it. But I am looking for another styling product perferblly some shea butter. I want to include more moisture into my regimen, even though I think I have enough. I do co-wash twice a week and deep condition after every wash but still feel the need to have more moisture. I don’t know guess I’m going to have to wait and see. But for now my hair has been doing AMAZING!
I made my long term goal! I'm finally waist length. I have been on a hair journey for a very long time and through so many trial and errors I found what helped me. My growth has definitely come from protective styling. I'm either doing a sew in and if not that my hair was always in a bun. Also having a simple hair routine is key! Not only that but keeping up with my ends. I plan to get my ends lightly trimmed but the only person I trust is so far from me but very soon I will get one. I might try to do a new hair goal of hip length but honestly not sure having long hair can kind of be annoying, but I'm not complaining I love my current length.