Wassup....so with the new year I've been making a lot of goals.....and I've decided to make a hair goal as well.
My hair is natural (not relaxed). I've been natural off and on since '99, and I've big chopped 3 times since...the last time I big chopped was in June '05. Here are pics:
The reason I chopped my hair off so much was out of pure frustation...I would get frustrated with my hair for whatever reason and I would get scissor happy and have this "I'll teach you" type attitude and just whacked it off. My goal has always been to have long hair so a few months of wearing my hair short I'll crave to have "hair" again and for awhile I was wearing a lot of weaves and wigs...then in '07 I started wearing my real hair out...not relaxed of course. I had to learn how to take care of my hair all over again.
I'm natural but I'm not chemical free...I love color...however, in 2007 I colored it too much.
I didn't have any bad experiences...but I noticed the more I colored the more my curl pattern was less defined. I decided to let the color grow out completely. So for a year and a half I kept my hair hidden with wigs.
Fast Forward to 2009...I started wearing my real hair out again and I did something to get my hair really tangled...I got scissor happy again out of frustration and chopped off about 3-4 inches of my hair. That day I vowed to not use scissors out of frustration anymore. I started looking at YouTube and getting advice on how to take care of natural hair...the proper way to handle it and care for it. I learned the keys to retaining length. It's not about growing hair...it's about retaining the length of the hair that you grow. My hair goal for this year is to retain all 6 inches of growth. I must make sure that I do not slack off on my hair care and I must be very patience and gentle.
Every three months I will do a LENGTH CHECK to keep track of my growth!
Here is my starting point:
Keep you posted!!!