Hair Update & Faux Length Check!

I’ve been trying to wait to update until I had some really great photos and a perfect length check, but that is definitely not going to happen until I have my hair done again (which will be VERY soon!).  So rather than keep you in suspense, I decided to just give you a quick update on what has been going on with my hair lately - because I just know all of you are waiting with baited breath, right? ;-)

I removed my braids after wearing for six weeks at the salon.  Since I always travel home to New Jersey for the holidays, I treated myself to a visit to the salon with my very trusted stylists.  After unraveling the braids, my hair was sprayed with leave-in conditioner and carefully combed through to remove shed hair.  My hair felt extremely soft and moisturized and surprisingly not dirty at all, despite me only washing it once in six weeks.  Next, my stylist shampooed my hair twice and deep conditioned.  Afterwards, she used a wide tooth comb to detangle my hair and since I was twelve weeks post relaxer, she combed my hair straight down and sat me under the dryer for about 15 minutes to remove the bulk of the water.  Next, my hair was lightly blow-dried then flat ironed.

Flat Ironed Hair Blunt Bangs (4) - Longing 4 Length

I decided it was time for a bit of change so I requested to have bangs cut.  I gave a little teaser on Instagram (@EbonyCPrincess) with the cut hair and your reactions were funny, but I won’t lie – I would’ve said many of the same things!  I loveeeeeeee the results…I haven’t had blunt bangs since I was about 10 years old!

Blunt Bangs Hairstyle - Longing 4 Length

My hair is grazing BSL but again I didn’t get an official “length” check and please excuse the poor angles of the pictures.  My mother took the pictures and I promise – she’s the world’s worst photographer, but she tried her best…bless her heart!  I did NOT have my hair trimmed.  While discussing my length plateau many of you suggested I stop trimming as frequently, especially with all of the protective styling I’ve been doing so I heeded your advice.  I’m happy I listened because I am pretty pleased with the state of my ends:

Flat Ironed Hair Loose Waves (9) - Longing 4 Length

My roots reverted a bit rather quickly, but I was still able to save the style.  Christmas Day I used my interchangeable curling wand, which I absolutely LOVE, to add some loose waves and I gotta say, my bangs were poppin!

December 2013 Hair Update - Longing 4 Length

Overall, my hair is coming along nicely.  I realize that somewhere along the line, I’ve had some random breakage (as evidenced by short strands throughout my head) which is causing the length to be thinner than I’d like.  So my plan is to enjoy my hair a bit more – and give it an adequate amount of time to rest and recover – before braiding it back up for more wigging and protecting.  Eventually I’d like to have the back length cut straight across as bluntly as my bangs…they just look so great!

Ebony C. Princess About Ebony C. Princess

A self proclaimed hair enthusiast and healthy hair advocate, Ebony C, Princess is the chief editor of Longing 4 Length. She shares her personal journey towards growing long, healthy hair while providing hair care tips and information.

  • Courtnea2001

    I love the bangs on you!

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you Court!

  • Li

    That was a good decision. That really framed your face and you have a kind of effortess elegance.

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you so much!

  • Tomes Edition

    Great Length retention. Love the bangs, you look Fab with them.

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you!

  • Britt @ One&20

    I love the bangs!!!

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thanks Brit!

  • Divachyk // Relaxed Thairapy

    Triple threat – you, your hair & new bangs look great.

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thanks so much girlie!

  • Chocolatestarbx

    lovely bangs and healthy hair! GURLLL U INSPIRE ME SOOOOO…

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Wow, thank you!!!!

  • ellerlashanda

    I love your bangs! They look amazing as does the rest of your hair! Also, do you think that the small hairs could be new ones growing back and not breakage?

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you! That is possible….and makes me feel better as well! lol!

  • Jeni of JustGrowAlready!

    Love your new bangs, your hair looks great!

  • Grow It Girl

    Love the bangs. I’ve been toying with cutting side bangs back in. This is the longest I’ve gone without bangs or blonde hair. lol

  • Blessed Tresses (Robin)

    I love the bangs and your hair looks so healthy and beautiful!!!

  • GhanaianEmprezz

    Lovely bangs:)

  • mandy

    You look great! Your hair looks really good, what you are doing seems to be working well!

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you!

  • Shereen

    Your hair looks great! I am loving your bangs.

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you very much!

  • Nina

    Love the bangs (or fringe as we say here in the UK:-)) . Really suits you

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Learned something new! I like “fringe” thank you!

  • Healthy Hair Diary

    Bang Bang! Lol it looks good on you :)

    • EbonyCPrincess

      I was thinking of Pops from the Wayans Bros. show when I read your comment *bang bang bang*! LOLOLOL! Thank you!

  • blutifulblaq

    Love the bangs on you!!

    • EbonyCPrincess

      Thank you Blu!

  • S.O.S Hair

    Fierce and Fabulous!

  • Pingback: Wash Day | Flexirod Updo at 6 Months Post Relaxer - Longing 4 Length