Let it Grow!

I’m no hair guru but I’m also not new to the “natural hair” movement. I’ve been natural all my life. I have 4b/4c…mostly 4c hair and it does NOT like to be messed with. My hair has more attitude than me when I’m hungry, sitting in LA traffic in 100 degree weather.

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Yes, it’s purple!

Because of this, I wear protective styles most of the time. But while people wear protective styles to grow their hair; I wear protective styles to keep my hair!

 

 

When I was in high school I used to religiously go to the salon and get my hair pressed (straightened). Every week I would see less and less of my hair. I would think it was the salon I went to so I would give my hair a break to grow back and switch to another place. Like a cycle, my hair would fall out the second I started pressing it again. One hair stylist told me my hair goes into shock and recommended me to stop putting heat in my hair. Now you know it’s real when a hairstylist who does hair for a living tells you not to press your hair.That wasn’t necessarily a problem for me because I hated that hot comb! I also hated not being able to walk too fast or I’ll sweat my hair out. I hated that no matter what I did and how hard I tried, I would always somehow manage to get the back of my hair wet in the shower. But sweating was the issue since I played soccer and softball. My hair usually lasted a good day and a half. If it rained, that was it! So her telling me I shouldn’t press my hair was not a big deal for me. It was actually good news. I haven’t had heat in my hair for about 5-6 years now and I don’t miss it at all.

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Haircut March 2015

 

You would think I would have long locs by now. Well I did actually get a really short cut last year because I didn’t have time to twist it up every night and I just wanted a new look. But before that, my hair was only just above shoulder length stretched out and it usually stayed that length.

 

 

 

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October 2016

 

Fast forward to now, I got tired of the short cut and I’m starting to grow my hair back out. So I stopped getting the haircut and just let it grow. Which reminds me, I should really schedule a trim! It’s growing though and I’m so excited because I really missed my hair!

What hair products do you guys use to grow your hair? What methods do you take? What are your secrets?

~Kelsey Sherri

*Featured photo: the Quann twin sisters.

Instagrams: @tk_wonder and @ciprianaquann

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