One more month left in the L4LPSC! Let me start off with how last month went for me: I feel like I didn’t show quite as many creative hairstyles during February…but I’m proud that I still met my goal of providing at least one tutorial per week. I wore my hair down once for church during February, in a braidout but immediately pulled it up once I arrived home. Sidenote – am I the only one who takes the BEST naps after church known to man?!
I tried a new product that is quite popular, but just new to me – Cantu Shea Butter Leave In. I was over a friend’s house when I used it to create the braidout pictured and oh my word…I see why it’s so popular. Just as soon as I finish a couple of my products, I plan to purchase it for myself for a full review. You may remember me saying the one area of my hair regimen that does not have an absolute staple preferred product is my leave-in. If you’ve used this product, please let me know how you liked it and how it works best for you.
I am definitely 9 weeks post right now, my buns aren’t looking as great so I spent most of the month in a sloppy looking bun. I’ve noticed a big increase in shedding. Remember last week’s wash day when I thought it was due to not moisturizing regularly? Well – this week I made a great effort to M & S every day but it still seems to be shedding. At first I thought it was because my hair was cornrowed for a few days, first with my Diana Ross wig then with my u-part from Tonsure Hair – which many of you loved via Instagram! Thanks for making me feel glamorous!
But even after I took my braids down and wore a regular old bun, the shedding was still more than I feel comfortable with. So, I’ve decided to ride out the rest of the challenge and end my stretch by hiding my hair under a wig – style and details to come. I plan on relaxing my hair at the end of the challenge to have a good comparison for my retention. If I retain an inch, it was successful for me. I know we average a half inch per month, but if I can even retain one inch every three months that means at the end of the year I will have gained 4 inches in length. I can live with that! But we’ll see because I’ve not checked my length at all – last year got me out of the habit of continuously watching my hair growth and I am thankful for that. I swear holding that mirror up in the bathroom to see the back of my head every week is nerve racking, lol!
How is everyone doing? Has the L4LPSC helped any of you become a protective styler? I’ll admit I’m a reformed “hair out” wearer – I would have never thought it possible for me to go three months with my hair up. Granted, I can’t just do regular buns – I enjoy styling my hair too much for that, but I haven’t felt nearly as restricted as I thought I would.
On the other hand, you may be ready to just let it whip! Keeping your hair up for three straight months is not an easy feat; is anyone ready to rip their ponytail holders and bobby pins out and let your hair flow in the wind? (let me stop talking about it because the more I think about it…the more I want to do it! lol). Let me know how its going and bloggers – link up below so we can stop by! 🙂