Like most of us, I want to grow out my hair!
Here's some background of my hair:
My last cut was about a year ago, i guess you can call that a BC because a good amount of my hair was cut off. it was about shoulder length before the cut, and after it was cut it was bottom of my ear length. I cut it, or my mom pressured me to cut it because it was different lengths and unhealthy.
My hair as of right now is about collarbone length, and my hair type is 3c. I've colored my hair and it doesn't physically look unhealthy, i mean, it behaves like regular curly hair, always needs moisture. It's also a bit thick at the top, but thin at the bottom, im pretty sure because of heat damage (i dont straighten my hair during the summer. I usually straighten it once a month in the winter.)I also use a lot of gel to tie up my hair and define my curls, i love my hair to look slick.
So basically i want to grow out my hair, but i have no idea where to start. Do i cut it again? Strip out the color? Use protective styles? If yes, what kind of styles?
My mom is a straight haired lady, so its hard to ask for her help, so i hope you all will take the role of my curly hair mom(s), and help me out