Shrinkage, Length and Texture Differences

Before I shampoo, I also wanted to take some pics that show length and also illustrate my different textures.   In the top, my hair is about 12-13 inches long. Can you see how straight my hair is in front. Top and front have a looser nap pattern than my crown, back and sides. Lower portions … Continue reading

Breakage, Growth and Progress

Y’all, it’s shampoo day. Yep it is. It’s been a little more than eight months since I started keeping a journal. In fact, I started documenting my journey on February 14, 2006. Back then, my hair out of braids was still so new to me, and after I joined Nappturality, I really began paying a lot more attention to my … Continue reading

It’s Shampoo Day (Rinse and Conditioning) Old Routine

These Shampoo Day pics were taken back in February. I don’t know if you can tell but my hair has grown significantly in nine months. (See Shrinkage, Length and Texture Differences for most current Shampoo Day pics). Back then, I didn’t know about banding my hair. However, I have to say that it wasn’t horribly difficult … Continue reading

It’s Shampoo Day (Moisturizing)

Extremely Dry Hair When I first started wearing my hair completely natural…meaning no more micro braids with weave hair added in, I really had no idea what to do with my hair other than a press and curl. Since I was working out all the time (boy do I need to start going back to … Continue reading

It’s Shampoo Day (My Finished Do!)

Finally, I’m finished. Now I have a head full of gorgeous twists. Just look at them. I can’t believe this is my hair. MY hair! Even newly twisted, look at how thick it is now. I’m telling y’all…last year, there is no way that my twists were looking this strong and healthy. In the back, … Continue reading