Sizzelle Hair Situation – March 2017

We’re starting the Sizzelle Hair Situation series this month. Each of our contributors share snatches of their journey.
Enjoy!

Uzoma

Hair journey recap

My hair journey started in 2012 after an unfortunate encounter with braids snatched my hairline. I chronicled my journey on my blog which starts from 2013. Jeez, almost 4 years. In 2015, I started transitioning to natural hair. I finally did my big chop last November and now I’m learning to work with my natural hair.

Regimen changes

My regimen is much simpler now. I usually wear my hair in twists so I don’t have to wash it so often. I scaled back my wash days from once a week to every other week. When I had relaxed hair, this would not fly. My scalp would revolt after 10 days. Now, I can push it to 2 weeks. One of my long-term goals is to have a more efficient wash day. Spending an entire day on my hair is NOT the way forward.

Tested new products

I’ve been searching for a new deep conditioner since my beloved Hairveda is a bit out of my price point. Sad times. I recently bought the African Naturalistas Deep Conditioning Mayonnaise. However, I’ve only used it once so I can’t give a full review. I still want to try other products so any recommendations are welcome.

Length check

I haven’t done a proper length check since I went natural. Normally, I straighten or at least stretch my hair. This was done on a braid-out. Please disregard my shiny face. I took these pictures after work and I was a bit tired.

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Setbacks

Nothing to report here. My hair seems to be doing well. I’m still having some issues with SSKs and split ends. Having a professional trim should handle that.

Goals for the coming months

  • Improve my styling techniques by learning at least one new style
  • Make my wash day more efficient
  • Get a professional trim

Dara

Hair journey recap

My hair journey is going great. I noticed some growth after my last relax which was on 10th February. My hair is healthy and I’m loving it more daily.

Regimen changes

I’m still using my regimen, I recently tried the black tea rinse (still looking forward to the benefits). Sometimes I get busy and ignore my hair but I’m not doing that again. I’m on a better and more organized schedule. I’m looking to grow my hair, be more consistent with my regimen and trim (get rid of split ends).

Tested new products
I also purchased Simply Organic Jojoba Oil and some essential oils by Now Foods (Jasmine, Anise, Patchouli, Clarysage and Cedarwood).

Length check

My current length is between Armpit Length (APL) and Below Shoulder Blade (BSB). I’m due for a trim but I’m terrified.


Tunrie

Hair journey recap

I started my loc journey on the 7th of January. We’re 2 months and counting. I don’t miss being a loose natural and I can’t wait for these buds to mature.

Regimen changes

I switched up my washday after realising that sectioning and washing under the showerhead increased the possibility of having my locs unravel. I recently went with the lazy girl method where I put some shampoo and water in a spray bottle, section my hair and then spritz and lather concentrating on the roots.

Using this method, I saved time on my washday but didn’t accomplish the main purpose of switch-up. In fact, my locs unraveled more than they have during my previous washdays. On the bright side, I think this is the cleanest my scalp has been/felt this year.

Tested new products

I tried out the Jamaican Loc Gro product. A well-meaning friend got it for me and even as I was dubious about it, I still decided to give it a try. Verdict: NO! This stuff is just grease and apart from the 1-minute tingle (it’s minty) I get after applying it, I don’t see any other pro.

Length check

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Setbacks

Since my hair is unravelling quite a lot, I might just have to crochet some sections so that my washdays can be less time-consuming.

Goals for the coming months

My goal for the coming months is simple. Maintain a clean scalp and moisturise my baby locs until they bloom!


Until next time!

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