Mane Monday: 1 Year 6 Month Length Check | Natural Hair

Over the weekend I went to Fahrenheit the Evolution for my eight week trim. This month is the 1 year 6 month anniversary of my second big chop. It was time for an official length check and I asked my stylist for the full wash & set blow out along with my trim.

When it comes to natural hair , it’s a task, a challenge, a journey, an experience. The most important part about taking care of your natural hair is trimming your hair regularly and moisturizing your hair continuously. It has been two years since I used a flat iron. I was eager to see how long my hair has gotten and of course I filmed while I was at the salon.

My last trim took place back in July, it was a simple wash and cut and I style it once I got home. I have been doing this since January of this year. My hair has grown so much and it is healthy. The last color treatment I had was almost a year ago and I haven’t colored it since. My stylist did advise to wait six more months before she colors my hair , as my ends are not as strong as the rest of my strands. The good thing is my current hair color doesn’t look bad, as some people’s hair when they are growing out a color.

The above picture shows my hair growth from beginning February 2016 to July 2017. I colored my hair twice within that time. My curls always revert back and I make sure I moisturize my hair more often because when you have color in your hair it can dry out easily.

Since I have been getting trims every six to eight weeks regularly my stylist did not have to cut off much. She mainly shapes my hair as it grows out. This is the longest my hair has ever been and I was satisfied with how it turned out.

The process:

  1. Wash with shampoo
  2. Detangle
  3. Condition
  4. Blow dry (always use a heat Protectant)
  5. Flat iron
  6. Trim & style

What I’ve learned throughout my natural hair journey is to have patience. Find hair products that work for you. Don’t be discouraged by what you see other ladies with natural hair. If you color your hair go to a professional that specializes in color and natural hair.

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