After my last trim, I realized that I am essentially keeping myself at the same length. At first this was completely intentional as I worked to trim away my thin ends but now I’m ready to forge forward to achieving BSL hair thick healthy hair! For some reason, this has been extremely challenging for me. I’m not frustrated about it because although I’ve stalled between APL and BSL, my hair is in great shape. So having healthy hair does ease any disappointments about not achieving a certain length, I am here to tell you. It’s true health over length and all BUT we all know that we can have both!
One of the things I think has stalled my retention is too much styling. Not necessarily manipulation but actual styling. In my estimation….I do more to my hair than most long haired relaxed healthy hair journeyers. Before 2013, I never protective styled long term and getting into a bunning rut was unheard of! However, I’ve seen more retention with protective styling this year even with my big two inch trims than I do when wearing my hair out and down. Yes, I miss my flexirod sets, rollersets, braid, twist and bantu knot outs but I want to reach my length goal a bit more at the moment.
I hope to celebrate New Years Eve with a slim body and gorgeous BSL hair. Wish me luck and let me know if you’ll be joining me!