Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Wash Day: Weave out and Massive Growth!

Hello hairdies, 


No words can explain my joy when I finally took my weave out over the weekend. I had kept the weave in for 7 weeks.....a week longer than the last weave which was good. Means now I am pretty sure I can keep protective styles in longer. This time, the fear of the hot, dry harmattan weather wrecking havoc on my hair made it all the more easier to keep it in. My sister helped to take the tracks out and together, we undid the cornrows. The amount of shedding and breakage was not massive. Just normal for a 7 week period.

weave removal8 weeks post




 I had to do a protein treatment immediately because my hair was just too soft and limp. Moisture overload! So I prepooed with ORS Mayonnaise mixed with jbco, coconut oil, honey and eggs. I left it on my hair for about an hour and washed with ORS aloe shampoo, and followed with Groganics shampoo and conditioner. My hair felt soft yet strong after that. I decided to use Kuza cholesterol which I hadn't touched in a long while to DC just to use up what is left as it is not a product I will buy again.


manetabolism hair vitamins

After airdrying, I used Creme of Nature argan oil leave in, I moisturised with AfroRiri hair butter and used the Afroriri hair and scalp conditioner, before sealing in with black castor oil. My hair felt and looked really really good. 



I then decided to check my length after I realised I had between 1.5 and 2 inches of new growth in the past 8 weeks which is AM-AAAAAAA-ZING!! Wooooooooooow! (I keep forgetting to use the length check Tee's I have ). I am officially Bra Strap Length. No doubt in my mind. 

I can give the credit to Manetabolism Healthy Vitamins because I wasn't really using any topical aids except my moisturising mix to oil my scalp. I also did inversion a few days to removing the weave...and knowing I don't get an inch from inversion, and the growth doesn't show till after a week of inverting, I am very convinced the hair vitamins really worked well for me. Besides, the first 2 months I used the pill, I didn't invert but still had awesome new growth. I'm out of bottles and currently using Groganics vitamins which worked amazingly well too though I took 1 a day. I am taking 2 a day as recommended this time. 






Next day, my kinks had shrunk so much and I knew I would give in and relax if I had to deal with styling daily. I just threaded my hair up and I've been wearing wigs since Sunday. Right now, I might just leave my hair alone for a week or 2 and then relax. I did say I wanted to stretch no less than 12 weeks this year, but I do have the growth I would have had in 16 weeks so I think anyday is a good day to relax and the chances of overlapping would be slim.

The Wash Day Experience
I got invited to speak on "Hair and Health" at an event on the 14th of February in Accra and I want to wear my hair out that day so I won't install any long term protective style till then. My monthly goal is to reduce manipulation , minimise breakage and retain any growth I get. Every strand counts, always.


Did you reach your hair length goal for 2014? 


Cheers,
Star. 

18 comments:

  1. Yes I met my goals thanks to lots of information online and lots of trail and error.Good job retaining your length!!!

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    1. Thanks honey....off to check your blog out too!

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  2. Whoop whoop. Waiting to see more posts like this this year!

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    1. Hhhehehhehehehehhe...*gets off the lazy chair*

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  3. your hair is so gorgeous. My hair continues to thrive and gain thickness, but the length retention is still so slow. I'm using wigs for protective styling so far this year, plus taking hair vitamins, wish me luck.

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwwww...thanks! I had the same challenges with retention in year one, but now, im much better.

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  4. great progress! and congrats on reaching BSL

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  5. Wow! lovely..Star your yet to respond to my mail,its the girl from Nigeria who asked to join the challenge.Pls respond.

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  6. Wow! lovely..Star your yet to respond to my mail,its the girl from Nigeria who asked to join the challenge.Pls respond.

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    1. I've checked all my mails..im not sure which one you sent to. Send to ghlonghairmail@gmail.com.

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    1. Thanks a ton! You inspire me a lot....

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  8. Hello Stella its me again,the girl from Nigeria.Please respond to my mail cz the deadline for the challenge is almost here and i'd love to participate.Thank you

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  9. Great length retention Stella. Did you notice any side effects when you used the supplements?

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  10. Great blog!! Very inspiring

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  11. Star My mail is melpink33@hotmail.com and i sent the mail to ghlonghair12@gmail.com.Thanks

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