updated hair care routineĀ 

I haven’t updated my hair care routine in a really long time! So I’ll go through what a normal week is for me using this week and last week as a model. I washed and conditioned my hair on Thursday after I went to a pool party (which was loads of fun). Every night since them my mother has been braiding my hair, just in plait braids. It’s a really protective night style. Last week, I got my wisdom teeth out (which I’ll go into in another post).  Monday I French braided my hair so  I wouldn’t have to worry about it. With that being said I was ready for a style change. When I don’t really know what I want to do with my hair I’ll just ask my mom to braid it, so that in the morning I can pretty much do whatever I want to it. But back to my hair care routine. I’ve been trying out some new products (which I’ll review) and not washing my hair so much. I’ve learned that if I’m using really good products my hair doesn’t have to be soaking wet to retain moisture. What I have below are some guides I’ve been using for my hair (I found them on Pinterest). So I’ve stopped washing so much and just been dry styling (I still use water of course!) Learning that I don’t have to condition my hair daily (which I used to do) has allowed me to have a lot more time. I had to stop because of the eczema I have on my hand (all of the water was starting to cause flare-ups). I honestly couldn’t be happier. My hair is growing and staying healthy while on my hand there is little to no signs to ezcema! It’s a win win situation! 

tip #7

Protective styles are not only cute, but allow your hair to grow. Your ends need moisture and to be protected at all times. It’s fine to wear your hair done sometimes, but protective styles will allow your hair to grow. I try to do buns and French braids a lot, but French braids are the most protective. Most nights I braid my hair at night because it keeps my ends safe. Castor oil also helps to keep your ends nice!

Hair Growth

For majority of the summer, my hair was curly (which is the way it loves to be, and flourishes that way). The most important thing I did to my hair was the loc method. It allowed my hair to keep the mousiture, so that it grew a lot. My hair is drier, I’d say my hair type is like 3C, but my hair shaft is different so it doesn’t always retain mousiture. It grew a lot, and to be honest I was surprised. I did a lot to my hair to make sure it was taken care of, conditioning (at least one deep condition a week and regular conditioning pre-styling at least three times a week), washed (or co-washed at least once of week), drank lots of water, used the loc method every time I did my hair, and protective styled. Happy styling!