Note: All I did was transition. I’ve never done the big chop and I’ve only professionally cut my hair once throughout my journey.
- January 14, 2010 - Last hair texturizer
- September 2010 - Began straightening my hair weekly (with several flat iron touch-ups throughout the week) until April 2011
- March 2011 - Last blowout at a hair salon and got a hair trim to clavicle length when straight. My hair was already pretty short because of the hair breakage I was suffering from due to excessive heat use without a heat protecting product, so it wasn’t that big of a cut
- June 2011 - Started reducing hair straightening
- September 2011 - Trimmed off the last of my relaxed hair (about an inch in length) and my hair was an inch past my clavicle after that. Reduced hair straightening and use of heat to once every two months
- October 2011 - Started using all natural products/Shea Moisture
- Starting in November 2011 - Washed my hair weekly, deep conditioned weekly
- Starting March 2012 -Kept my scalp moisturized with Jojoba oil, drank lots of water, stopped wearing hair in its natural state (resulted in too many single strand knots, so I always use stretched styles)
- May 2012 - Started wearing protective styling 3-4 days out of the week with a scarf, began a healthy diet, increased daily fruit intake, and started incorporating Chia seeds into my diet
- Today - Current hair length is three inches from my mid-back section, but needs a half an inch trim
I think I’ve come a pretty long way. But my goal is healthy, mid-back length hair by this time next year! All of these dietary changes have also done wonders for my skin and nails, so another goal of mine is to keep up this healthy diet regardless of my hair length. The benefits of my general well-being surely outweigh that of my hair.
Have any questions about a more descriptive process of what I did? Shoot me a message in my ask box :)