Wearing my new everyday
I want three more inches! My hair has been stuck at APL (armpit length) for what seems like forever. Part of this is due to my frequent trimming to even out my layers and add thickness. Now that my layers are growing out, I want to concentrate on overall hair growth.
At the end of 2014 I started looking into ways that I could retain more length in the new year. Of course a lot of people with longer hair contend that protective styling is what got them the hair we all lust after. I for one am not keen on putting my hair away for months at a time. I love variety and my scalp does not do well under such conditions. It looks like cleansing my hair multiple times per week is preferred. So any type of long-term protective styling is out.
I do still want at least three more inches though and I want them this year! I’m thinking along the lines of protective styling on the go with wigs and half wigs. I can braid my hair up underneath the wig and no one would be the wiser. This would also allow for washing and co-washing whenever I need to.
So far, I only have two wigs and a diy u-part wig which requires that I leave some of my own hair out. My current wig selection is okay but, I’ve got my eye on a couple of styles that may be more in line with what I’m craving right now. I don’t want to wear anything too outrageous. Just something to get me through the next few months while I quietly hide my real hair.
|Same wig with shorter bangs|
As far as haircare goes, I plan to keep my hair in good condition by doing deep treatments weekly. I will probably use things like light protein treatments, moisturizing deep treatments and hot oil treatments. I have videos for how I do these on my Youtube channel. I’m also putting away the scissors. I can’t seem to get enough of those blunt cut ends but I’ve been cutting off all of my progress. I do like to do a light trim on my ends every three months though so we’ll see. Here’s to reaching new lengths in the new year. . . fingers crossed.