I know I am not alone on this natural hair journey. I have officially been natural since 2009 (when I did the big chop,) but I have found out that this journey is ongoing. I am excited to take you along with me so that we can share tips and feel not so alone as we rediscover our beautiful hair. So, today I want to share my recent decision to help get my hair back looking healthy.
To give you a little history, almost two years ago, my doctor confirmed that I was anemic and told me to start taking prenatal vitamins to build up my iron. A few months after taking them, I started noticing that the vitamins were making my hair grow in thicker. I could tell a huge difference from the hair growing in and the hair towards the bottom of my hair. I loved this thick new hair growth, but my ends were looking hit! Well, last week, I finally decided to cut about two inches off to see how much my curls would improve. OMG! I love the results.
Below are two pictures of my hair before I cut two inches off.
In the picture above you can see that hair coming out of my ponytail doesn’t have a nice defined curl.
In the picture above, you can see a curl pattern, but it’s loose and thin towards the ends.
In this picture above, you can see the fullness of my hair and how my curls are more defined.
To achieve this look, I washed my hair. Then combined it out while the shampoo was in it. After rinsing out the shampoo, I dried it with a towel (so it wasn’t dripping wet) and then used Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk throughout my hair. I fluffed it and shaped it with my fingers to create an even fullness. Also, for those who want to see if prenatal vitamins will work for you, I used Family Dollar brand for $5.
Stay tuned for more natural hair journey tips and styles next Monday.
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