First Protective Style for 2019

The whole surprise laid in the fact that I'd planned to braid in April but somehow, my hair dresser has been able to install box braids for me!

We used 3 packs as I requested for long braids. I will keep them for 8 weeks and get a new one installed. Why?

The goal this year, as I mentioned, is to reach shoulder length and one way to do this is to protect the hair. Now, considering that the hair is super short, daily combing won't augur well with the retention I want hence braids will be a good option for the year. 

In other news, I'm 4 weeks post relaxer and it's very exciting seeing new growth come in.

I'm still on the Synergy hair skin and nails vitamins for the next 20 days. After that, I may opt for Alive gummies or women's gummies for the remainder of the year. 

I haven't mentioned any relaxer application because the touch up at the earlier part of January was to cover up the bald edges I had. Fortunately the edges are growing back. 

If all goes well, my hair should be around 4 inches by April hence trimming off the remaining coloured parts will help better with retention. All the same, I may decide to keep it until the end of the year. 

Talking about 2019, we are 1 month gone already and 11 months to go! I'm counting and taking it one month at a time to enjoy this process. I'm in no rush to play with my *natural* hair until I reach a comfortable length.

I'm using natural to refer to my own hair. So, the big question is whether my hair is going to stay relaxed? I don't know yet. All I know is I want my hair to be healthy and to grow. When I see the growth I have in April, I'll decide on what to do.

Until then, stay tuned for more hair updates as we count down to the braids take down. 


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