Hey ladies and gents!
It has been awhile! As most of you know, I’m working on yet another book project (for transitioners and new naturals) and I’ve been kinda MIA for the past few months . . . well year . . . haha! I’m still alive! . . . Just wanted to drop in with some announcements!
SALE! We will be running a digital sale on Hair Care Rehab today through 9/15. For a limited time, you can download HCR for just $2.99! ♥ http://amzn.to/1aaSUgx It’s also available on Barnes&Noble for Nook, KOBO and hopefully iTunes!
Also, for those of you who already have The Science of Black Hair or Hair Care Rehab in paperback from Amazon USA, you will be able to download a digital copy for $2.99 rather than pay full-price ($9.99) for the ebook. Amazon will soon be offering this bundling deal on other paperback books you may have in your library as well! This will start sometime in October! You can buy paperbacks for gifts and keep a Kindle copy for yourself, or just back up what you already have on the shelf at home– at a discount. I *heart* you Amazon. I do!
TRIM: Also, in case you missed it! I recently had my baby brother do my biannual trim!
I usually do regular trimming maintenance on my twists (just trimming hairs that look awful as I see them), and blow my hair out to trim it twice a year. We were both joking that cutting my blown out hair seemed like cutting at a moving target, lol! It started shrinking on me almost immediately, and you can see the frizz around the sides starting to kick up in the photo! My curls do not play. You will not hold them down! Shrinkage is a good thing, though. It’s a sign of healthy hair– hair that has great elasticity and curl memory if nothing else!
My growth rate is pretty standard. I’m thinking it’s about 1/4 inch per month on good months. Slowly, but surely! Ho hum.
Unfortunately, this is the only “before the trim” pic I have. (Sorry, lol!) We basically cleared up the fuzziness on the ends and made things blunt/broad U-shaped. It was no more than an inch of hair all around.
My current regimen is very simple. I cleanse/condition every 7-10 days with Kenra Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. I wear my hair in twists most of the time, and I think that this is what has helped me retain length. Low manipulation, nothing crazy! I don’t mind having a boring regimen. I’ll do twistouts too, if my twists aren’t too small. With mini-twists, I always have to wash and start over. Since it has been so HOTTTTT here in Houston, TX this summer— I really don’t want a cloud of hair around me! Haha! So mini-twists it is!
I’ll do a separate post on my regimen and twists! My natural hair is about the same length that my relaxed hair was when I decided to transition, but I can feel a world of difference between the two heads of hair! My hair is much stronger and fuller now. I can’t wait to see how it does over the next few years!