WHY YOU SHOULD NOT QUIT YOUR HAIR JOURNEY

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT QUIT YOUR HAIR JOURNEY

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2 YEARS AFTER I STARTED MY HAIR JOURNEY

Have you ever wondered why some people’s hair seems to be growing and yours isn’t?

It could be really frustrating, if you have been going through the daily, weekly, monthly routines and there is no massive length increase. This post is majorly to encourage those that started their hair journey within the last six months. Few months into your hair journey, it’s easy to feel discouraged and think that you’ve not made any ‘reasonable’ progress; the truth is you might actually be making more progress than you recognize.
Two months into my hair journey, I retouched my hair and I was 3 months post relaxer. Then I did my length check. I felt it was pretty much the same or even shorter (But, I kept taking pictures) At that point, I wanted to quit, but my mom told me that my hair was longer. It was just a little encouragement but it kept me going.
NO ‘OBVIOUS’ PROGRESS: FULLER HAIR
It wasn’t until September that year (6 months after) that I really felt/saw that my hair was longer.
You may not notice your length progress, until you get past shoulder length.
It would take up to 6 months under normal circumstances (without growth enhancers) to really feel the difference that you seek.
The question now is what progress are we to look out for?
Length? No. You really don’t want UNHEALTHY long hair. I mean, what’s the essence of reaching the top of a ladder only to discover that it was leaning against the wrong wall?
Know that you are on the right track if you experience;
1. Little or no breakage:  Daily hair shedding should be a maximum of 50 hair strands for African hair, so you shouldn’t be scared when you see few strands on your comb.
2. Healthy looking hair: Not looking weak or damaged. Thick elastic strands. Well moisturized.
How long will it take to start seeing progress?
Initially, it could take 6 months to see the kind of length difference you seek. Seems pretty long right? But, Time flies!!!
The key is to take your mind off the initial hair obsession and focus on your normal life and hobbies…This was the best advice I ever got when I started my hair journey, so I focused on learning new Nigerian dishes.
Take out 10 -15 mins a day for your daily routine (moisturize and seal)Just like you take your bath daily. Then leave the rest.


16-MONTH PROGRESS

 

You need to worry;
1. If your hair is breaking at the tips or from the middle, GET HELP.
2. If your hair looks brittle in a short while (and you’ve been faithful to your routine) REVIEW YOUR PRODUCTS.
At the initial stage, we are eager for this massive length increase. Most times it’s not that the hair is not growing, but we set our expectations so high that little progress makes no sense. Lasting and meaningful progress is most times gradual. So be patient.
Know that your hair is growing, so make healthy hair your goal.
You can accelerate your hair growth through:
1. Daily scalp massage with extra virgin {castor oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, Coconut oil.}
2. Daily vitamin intake: Biotins, vitamin A. It helps you grow strong, silky, lustrous strands and increases your growth rate.
I haven’t used vitamins to enhance my hair growth since I started my hair journey cos its part of my experiment. However, I plan to use some later on this year.
 


In summary, Keep Calm, your hair is growing.

Cheers!
Stay beautiful!!!

 

1 COMMENT

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