Finally! I’m gonna stop being stubborn and just own up to the fact that using heat on my hair is keeping me from achieving greater lengths. I had my suspicions of this earlier this year but now I’ve decided to put myself to the test. Even though I like the look of straight hair, I’m going to go without using my flat iron until February of 2014. This may sound like a walk in the park to those of you who gave up straight hair a long time ago. For me though, I’ve actually kept up with wearing my hair straight every other month. Sometimes I even straighten twice in the same month.
Of course I saw how other naturals who were gaining two to three inches of growth every time they decided to lay of the heat for a 4-6 month break. Still, I kept up with the same regimen hoping that maybe my light protein treatments would rescue my curls. After having to trim some loose curls last month I decided that that was the final straw. Using heat means I’m gonna be up for a trim so the more I use it, the more hair I lose. I just can’t keep doing it so it’s time for me to step away from the flat iron and just style my hair in other ways. Here’s a video discussing the, “rules,” for my personal no heat challenge. Feel free to join in!