First things first, Happy Natural Anniversary to me!
It’s been exactly one year since I buzzed off all my hair (again) and started on a natural hair journey. My hair was heat damaged, dry and overall needed some serious help so I decided that I needed a fresh start. I’m honestly surprised at how much my hair has grown since then. There was a period of time around month 5 and 6 where I wondered if my hair would ever make it past the awkward stage.
One thing that I learned helps a lot is having patience with your hair. You can’t expect to look in the mirror one day, and the next day your hair is six inches longer. It takes patience and dedication to truly see growth. Luckily for me, I can’t keep my hair the same way for more than two months or I start getting antsy.
I love to switch things up between my natural hair, braids, straightened hair and I even tried out my first wig this year. I usually maintain the same style for about a month and a half to two months, making sure to cleanse and take care of my real hair underneath. By the time I take the style out, I usually can see a small difference in length, thickness and overall health.
New hairstyles and hair growth are two changes I welcome with open arms and I’m excited to see where my hair will be in another year!