So for newer readers (welcome!) as well as for my own documentation purposes, I want to do a review of this year of my HHJ.
|This is where my hair was at the beginning of 2012|
|Some of my sets from January 2012|
|My hair-style progression from one week in February|
In February, I realized my love of ACV rinses! My hair had never been better, it was growing, it was healthy, it was shiny! I was L O V I N G my hair at this point.
|Breaking away from roller-setting and doing a BKO|
April/MayAlthough my focus had shifted (unfortunately) from my WLJ, the summer is where I believe my setback occurred. With the exception of a few occasions, I primarily wore my hair in buns, buns, and more buns. I was neglecting my hair like never before! I don't even want to think about it! Here are a couple of the styles I gravitated towards when I chose to style my hair: It was also in this period that I started to recognize the first signs of my setback.
Much of my energy for these months was spent focusing on my weight loss journey. An unfortunate reality for me is that when I start working out my hair can't be cute! I sweat entirely too much in my head. Therefore, these months were strictly for bunning with the exception of my college graduation!
When straightening my hair to prepare for an installation of box braids, I was able to fully assess the extent of the breakage in the back of my head. I was horrified at the amount of breakage. From here out I entered heavy PSing mode, utilizing box braids and my Exotic Hair Los Angeles wig to hide my hair.
After stretching since my graduation, I finally relaxed in December and was able to fully assess my setback. Although it was devastating to have to cut so much length (and to know that there is more to be cut!) I was able to end out the year only slightly shorter than where I started, at APL.
|A shorter, thinner APL but it could|
This post will be the last time you see me refer to what happened this year as a setback! It will no be nothing short of an epic come-back, I'm putting that out into the atmosphere!
What hair (or otherwise!) lessons will you be taking with you into 2013?
Until next time,
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