It’s been about 16 months since I last colored my hair, and as I haven’t posted on the blog, I thought I’d share a photo update photo. My hair is now just below the shoulders and I haven’t cut off much of the still-dyed hair, but I’m getting ready to because it’s fading and I think it’s also affecting the white hair that follows it.
If I would do anything different during the growing process, it would be to have a monthly cut to get rid of some color. Ideally, I would’ve just cut off ALL of the color I could, but I’m not brave enough to have done it at once and just grow out super short hair. I really like my hair long, so the growing out process would’ve been awkward for me, I think.
I still get compliments and questions, but the people around me are used to it and life has moved on from discussions about my hair. It’s just my hair now, and only when I wear it curly/wavy using the plopping method as with the photo above, do I get questions.
I don’t use any chemicals outside of the curl product, *Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, which I love because it smells so yummy and leaves my waves soft. I wash with baking soda and rinse with apple cider vinegar and once a week or so, I deep condition my with coconut oil. I slather coconut oil all over my hair, cover with a plastic bag (recycle everything you can is a future blog topic), cover with a shower cap or towel, I use the *Turbie Twist because it’s easier to keep on the head. I leave the coconut oil on for as many hours as I have free, sometimes all of a lazy, Netflix binging Sunday.
*Please note that these are actual products that I use and love. I am not a paid sponsor for any product).