New Year, New Hair

New Year, New Hair

As you know, I recently got my hair straightened and the growth was unbelievable. Since I’ve reached my goal of bra strap length in under 4 years, I want to see if I can obtain waist length by April 2019. To read about my straightening experience, as well as how I plan to achieve this goal, continue reading below.

As convenient as straight hair is, I hate getting it done. I have high density (thick) hair so the process takes forever. I dust my ends regularly throughout the year, only straighten it once a year for a professional trim. The last time I got it done was July 2016. As terrible as this sounds, I went over a year with no professional trim. I knew I was in dire need of one sooner than later because I kept getting single strand knots.

 (Left) July 2016 (Right) Decemeber 2017

(Left) July 2016 (Right) Decemeber 2017

Now if you know me, you know I don’t like other people doing my hair. If I want a style, I’ll learn how to do it and do it myself. With that being said, since I haven’t mastered trimming my own hair, I have to get it done professionally. After asking around, I was referred to Elizama Monterio (Beauty by Elizama), whom I met at a ladies brunch but had no idea she was a cosmetologist. Due to a time crunch, I arrived with my hair already washed. The blow drying, flat ironing, and trimming took about 3 hours. I was shocked and shook at the end result. My hair felt like silk, the shine was amazing, the flow was incredible. Elizama did beyond a phenomenal job on my wild mane, and I will be sticking with her until either she or I move. I also purposely wore the same shirt from the last time I had my hair straightened to see the growth, it was unbelievable to me (see the picture above). As you can see, the ends of my hair we’re not as it’s best health. We trimmed about 3 inches of to get rid of all the rough, and split ends.

Measured approx. 4.5 inches of growth before the trim. Throughout 2017, I went through an “I want to big chop again” phase and gave myself numerous trims which I could kick myself for. Had I not been scissor happy, I could have obtained more length. I had also been the laziest I’ve ever been with my hair this year, but I gave myself a pass on that since I’m still adjusting to motherhood. But dwelling on getting to a certain length is silly when it’s not at its healthiest state, which brings me to my 2018 healthy hair challenge.

For the entirety of 2018, I will be on a healthy hair growth challenge to see if I can reach waist length by 2019. I plan on protective styling for the entire year, trims every 3-6 months or as needed (if needed), changing eating and exercising habits, and much more! I want you to take the challenge with me. So if you’d like to take the challenge with me, subscribe below as well as follow my FB page [The Elements Of Me]. I have a lot in store for this healthy hair challange, as well as my blog in 2018.

Thank you for your support this year. Thank you for taking the time to read my content. Be blessed, be safe, and enter 2018 with a bang. See you next year! 

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