Hi! I'm new to this forum
I've been looking at this forum and site for 5 years now
Ok so my issue is. 5 years ago, I started my first BC and grew my hair very thick and long with braids. Unfortunately when I meant to take a 1 month break, that turned into constant flat ironing and eventually a relaxer up to August 2012. January 2013, I cut off my damaged and brittle hair keeping it braided under wigs or clip in extensions and it's worked because 1 year later my hair has reached 6 inches where it was braided. However the nape could be better. I'd say my hair is a mix of 3C and 4A when wet. I experience major shrinkage. It goes from 6 inches to like a curly pixie cut.
Long story short. I thought I should try a weave a few weeks ago (which i absolutely hate and remember why now!) over the course of 6 months to see if my hair would grow another 3 inches, then I'd sport it off natural. But I hate wearing extensions like this!
I really just wanna wear my hair natural cause I'm sick of fake hair. But I hate short hair on me, I feel like I personally can't pull it off with my profile. When my hair is flat ironed, you can see the growth. But when it's curly, it looks so short. And I don't wanna look boyish either. I've never worn my natural hair out without extensions because I'm honestly scared I'm going to break off my hair or ruin my progress.
Any suggestions on how to have confidence with short hair and to maintain my growth? I am thinking of trying braids for a few months to assist in the 2-3" growth but I don't plan to actually go for this hair cut until April or May 2014 at the earliest. Even though it's at least a few months away, the issue has really been bothering me today. I guess cause I got tired of dealing with this weave lol. While I do want to do braids, I am currently in an interracial relationship, and I don't want to deal with the ignorant questions from him family of 5, especially the younger siblings.
Sorry if this post seems like a rambling rant or something lol