07-06-2008, 08:01 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Beautiful hair! I did the BC last December after chemically straightening for 8 years. I am now growing it out too. I have found that key for me is tending to my hair from the inside out. Nutrition and good supplementation has helped me to maintain an average of a half inch of growth per month. No heat, no shampoos with sulfates and I sleep on a silk pillowcase to prevent damage to the hair when I sleep on it. (bought it at jessicurl.com)
I have 3b curl so even though it is growing well and is very healthy, the shrinkage always discourages me. It looks its best at 80% dry. The last 20% is brutal shrinkage!
A great stylist is a godsend. She can help to make the trouble spots not so troublesome. Go as often as you need to. When I feel frustrated, it is usually time to see my stylist.
The last thing (and the hardest) is patience! Be kind to yourself. Have fun experimenting with products and techniques you learn about on this site and love your natural curls!
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Curl Junkie Stuff
Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi