Journey (noun): The act of traveling from one place to another.
January 1, 2011 I had it all planned out. 6 months to 12 inches was my goal. Well like all things in life, change is inevitable and I had to change my goal. If you have seen my YouTube Jouney to Luv My Kynxx video it shows I have been natural for many years however the toll of heat damage had taken its course to the point I HAD to change my hair care regimen from natural straight to natural no heat. This time last year I was so fed up with my hair. Although it was APL, my hair was so thin and fragile. Shedding was an issue and I was just getting into Ayurveda to correct it. I'm so happy I did. Last week I was about to two-strand twist it up and realized the couple of inches of remaining heat damage had to go. My nerves wouldnt allow me to keep styling damged hair. There was no point in focusing my journey on growth when I still needed to rid my tresses of heat damage. No one could tell, especially since my go to style is twists and twist outs, it all blends in, I often get complimented about how healthy my kynxx look. Problem was, I could tell. I knew where my hair was and the potential of where it can go. So, I medium chopped and took between 2- 3 inches off the length. Certain parts of my hair had more heat damage remaining then others. I don't really care about it being perfectly even since curly hair blends no matter what, perfectly even hair isn't important to me as much as ridding my hair of damage and paving a new road of healthy hair to begin my growth journey.'
Here is a before photo of my hair with no product after a DC:
|Loose curls/straight ends were from heat damage.|
Most of the length was taken off of the front where I had the most heat damage, the nape where it was almost BSL, and the top of my head. I knew I wanted the end result to be more of a blunt bob and that was exactly what I got!
I love it!!!!!!!! My curls are visibly more plump and defined. I only have Taliah Waajid's Great Detangler leave-in conditioner in my hair
I don't miss the length at all...I gained healthy curls and that was my focus. Now I can move forward on my healthy hair journey and know what grows now will be kept...no more cutting my hair for a long time!!
|Perfect Bob in the Back!|
|No more straggly ends, Yay!!|
Moving forward, I will be posting many styling pics and pictorials. I cut my hair 4/7/2011 and will post progress pics 7/7/2011. I will have grown back half of what was cut by then and will continue my healthy hair journey.
If you are afraid to cut your hair, a word of advise. Our hair grows at an average rate of 1/2 and inch per month. By keeping your hair in good condition, no heat, using protective styling, and hair handling techniques that minimize breakage, you will retain all of the growth you get each month without fail making hair cutting an unnecessary step in your regimen every 6-8 weeks. Make health your focus before length and the length you desire will be effortless. Continued blessings to all!