Tendril Tuesday: Transitioning Hair Update
I’m 10 months into my transition now. (Last touchup was May 9, 2014) I don’t know how long I’ll end up transitioning, but I’m going at least a year for sure. I’m used to dealing with two textures, especially since I did a 22 month transition before. I do dislike having the straight ends and top layer, with my springy curls hidden underneath, but it is what it is. It’s growing and eventually will be back to all-natural curls.
March 1st. This is my starting point. My hair is currently just above collarbone length. I’m going to straighten and take starting photos so I can track my growth again. Feels like forever since I have done a length check, doesn’t it?! I’m over the post-partum hair loss (and stress hair loss), and that’s starting to get filled back in too.
I’ve been slacking.
I admit. A deep conditioner hasn’t been slapped on my head in a while.
My plan is to start doing them again on Sundays.
Right now my regimen is:
Shampoo once a week. Co-wash 2-3 times a week. Rinse with water otherwise.
I wet my hair daily, but I don’t necessarily wash it daily. (I do use my fingertips to rub my scalp and detangle daily though.)
Moisturize daily and use coconut oil (or another oil) daily, then style and go.
I either wear it pulled back in a bun, or a bun with a front twist/front braid, or out loose with a headband.
It’s too short and evenly cut to wear out without a headband. If I do I get that triangle shape that I personally don’t like.
I admit I have not been experimenting at all with styles. I have zero desire to spend time on my hair with everything else pulling at my time.
I finally unpacked all my hair products and tools. I have SO much still. So I’m on operation use-up. It’s going to take a while. I’ve put myself on a hair product shopping ban. (even though I just got a great deal on some Pantene and Herbal Essences) I doubt I’ll have to buy anything (other than deep conditioner) this year!
As for tools:
This Fabulous Comb is all I’m really using.
And of course my scarf and satin pillowcase
I officially decided to start growing my hair out again to donate.
I’m steadfast in my decision not to cut until mid-July, when I’m back in NYC for BlogHer and can go to my fave stylist. Last trim was 9/10/14 so I’m long overdue. I’m not sure if I’ll end up cutting away all the relaxed hair and BC (I’m not donating any permed hair)….. or if I’ll just trim, shape it with layers, and color it. But either way, no scissors are coming near my head until then. I’m firm in that decision and not wavering.
What’s up with your hair lately?
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