This year, I've decided to take extra special care of my natural hair. I've been natural for over 10 years, but I haven't been as gentle with my hair as I should have been, so I have yet to see 10 years worth of growth. So, I've been searching the internet for inspiration and tips on maintaining super healthy hair because I really want it to grow to the length that it was when I was younger, before the relaxer days (think Rudy on the Cosby Show). I've found a few sites that I can't seem to stay away from like; blackgirllonghair.blogspot.com and curlynikki.com. Right now I'm wearing a protective style, which I'll be rocking through the winter (if hand in hair disease doesn't get to me first). So, this is my starting point:
right before I put it into my newly discovered protective style:
I love this because I can remove the ponytail and pamper my ends every day or every other day. I also "baggy" at night after spritzing with water/lavender essential oil mix and adding coconut oil mixed with lavender essential oil - smells soo yummy! I'm really hoping that this technique will allow me to retain any growth that will occur so I can have that big hair that I want so badly. Wish me luck!
PS. I must mention that this is a "phony pony". My girl S.B. helped me to attach it and my real hair is in a bun underneath.