I wanted to document my 2011 hair growth journey and progress. I did make a lot of progress last year despite a setback, courtesy of Nexxus ProMend product line. Please believe I will never try that product line again. It mends split ends, but it also glued my healthy hair together. I lost an inch due to these products and the breakage caused. The saddest part came when I had to trim more hair than was affected by the mishap to truly repair my ends. Lesson learned!!!
This year was full of changes and I re-evaluated my hair goals. Heck, I’ve even re-evaluated my goals in life. I realized at the end of the day, I have to do what’s best for me.
I started my 2011 hair growth journey as a natural; however, I started getting tired and frustrated from fighting with Cherrelle. It was just too much hair to work with while being natural. So, I texlaxed in July and immediately thought it was a mistake. However, I’ve made the best of it and grown to love the results.
I caught some heat from the Natural Hair Police but hey, it’s my hair. Life has been so much easier and wash days have gotten shorter. Especially, when I figured out the best way to handle wash days was to shampoo in braids to reduce breakage just as I did when Cherrelle was natural. So, I can’t complain.
I think 2012 will be a better year for Cherrelle and I. I am starting the year at Bra Strap Length (BSL). All in all, I’m encouraged. Waist Length here we come!!!
Below is my year of 2011 hair growth in pictures. I hope you enjoy my stroll through 2011.
Jan 20, 2011
Do you see the progress? What changes did you make during the year? How was your progress for the year? What goals do you have set for 2012?