So I have a post loosely inspired by the one and only Naturally1908 Monique! I know she's on that Natural hair care kick. For years I've just been on a haircare thing and it really worked well. I had stopped using store bought shampoo and started making my own with bonners and oils and aloe. Boitin and MSM like crazy. I moisturized and sealed as if my life depended on it. CoWashed Cowashed Cowashed. And my hair was beautiful. It had grown. it was so healthy. I didn't have to perm very often because caring for my hair kept it so manageable!
Then... One day... I said "Diana... you should go get a doobie and a trim." Well at that time I was still on my plain Jane flow so I didn't wear contacts. I sat down took of my glasses. Now I can't see anything without them. Chick said "You want even?"
"yeah yeah even." This B cut all of my hair off to the shortest length that I had Inches and Inches off. I felt something strange but I had no idea! NO IDEA
Doobie finished put on my glasses and headed home. Later on that night I combed my hair down and was shocked to find I had a shapeless chin length bob. YES! Hair past shoulders to a chin length bob. I cried. And then I gave up. No more co washes. No more moisturizing and sealing. I think I even used brown gel! THE HORROR! I just let go completely.
Eventually I said I gotta stop... It'll never come back doing like this. And I started back. I didn't go as hard as I used to but I moisturized and sealed and cowashed. And my hair is growing so nicely and it's so healthy and I'm on the road. By this time next year I will probably be back to wear I wanted.
I have very thin hair so I really want length so I can then do lots of layers for fullness. But I know I am on the way and will probably be without hair crutches within the next year!