The other day I was thinking about my hair and reflecting on the fact that we are already half way through 2013…time has flown! I also realized that essentially I have been protective styling my hair about 95% this year. Never in a million years would I have thought that I’d hide my hair for this long!!! Basically I’ve been lazy and opting for wigs and weaves is easier than doing my real hair every week and secondly I am SO focused on length retention! Another factor is most of the styles I’ve been coveting lately could only be achieved with a wig or weave.
Once I realized that at the summer’s end, I will have protected my hair for 9 out of 12 months I figured why not keep going? And not just regular protective style like buns and updos but LONG term protective styles where my hair is not being manipulated for at least a month at a time. I’m so ready to achieve and finally claim bra strap length hair already…and I know it will be a while before I am satisfied with the length overall (trims, growing out some layers, etc) so why not push for all the retention I possibly can? Plus I am having a LOT of fun with my weave and wigs!
So here’s the plan: wear my bob sew in weave for six weeks (around July 12). Remove and allow my hair to rest and recover for two weeks. Install another sew in on July 26th with my Perfect Locks Virgin Indian Curly hair and this way I’ll also be able to give a better review of the hair since I’ll be wearing it consistently. I plan to wear that hair for 6-8 weeks which takes me to about September 20. Then I’ll relax my hair and braid it up to wear either a full lace or half wig depending on my mood for a month during which I’ll use my new growth aid. In November I’ll install my 10 Minute Hollywood Sew In again which will take me to the end of the year for my final reveal! I do plan to dust my hair (trim less than an inch) myself in between installations.
Your thoughts? Think I can do it? Summer = weave for easy swimming and outdoor activities. Fall = wigs/one piece units so I can apply my growth aid? Anyone want to join me? I’m hoping to grow past BSL then have a big trim/cut at the end of the year taking me back up to BSL with beautiful ends.