So for those of you with memories better than mine at the moment, just know that I said I was going
to wear my hair in a protective style. I said a bunch of other things too, but I'm pretty sure I didn't follow through on those. I mean I can barely remember to take that Vitamin D that I obviously need. That's the thing with those I-need-to-be-refrigerated-after-opening liquid vitamins of sorts. You just have to remember to look in the fridge.
Well, one thing I can say...I've been wearing my hair in a protective style for the bulk of 2016. Right before Easter I got these extension twists. I washed them. I wore them. I washed them. I even finally made an appointment to have the edges redone so that the style could last longer.
My wash routine is the simplest I've had in my life! Literally I squeeze some liquid black soap in a spray bottle, add some water to further dilute, spray and wash, then repeat. I would follow up by spraying my hair and scalp with rosewater. When that ran out, I started using the Jamaican Mango and Lime Anti-Itch Gro Spray. Truth be told, I don't have itchy scalp issues when my hair is in individuals because I can wash it as I need to and it's pretty easy to get to the scalp. On a good day, I might would even put some oil on my edges and in some places. If I happened to be applying the JBCO to my eyebrows, then my hair edges would get some love too.
I hope my hair is growing. I hope my hair is resilient. What I do know is that my grays are back...and so are the two boxes of Shea Moisture Hair Color patiently awaiting their turn when I take these extensions out! #life
p.s. I stayed awake at the salon this time. The stylist and I watched some good African movies. One was from Ghana and the other from Nigeria.