Natural Hair

6 month Big Chop Update

It’s time to check my hair growth! Remember I cut off all my hair in June to start fresh. My curl pattern had changed due to Henna (just my own personal experience) and it just wasn’t holding a twist. In addition to me coloring it “myself”, not deep conditioning it like I knew I should, left my hair dry – when leads to breakage.

So…I cut if off.

June 2nd
December 2nd
At 6 months, my hair is almost 6 inches. It was already about 1 when I cut it off.
So it’s grown about 5 inches in 6 months.
Same Day 12/12
But the night before I twisted it and this is the result of that: TWIST OUT.

If this is 6 months of growth, I am excited to see 12 months. I believe I am going to straighten it in month 7 to actually see how long it is. If you see from the ruler (above) picture, the back will come to my shoulder!

What have I been doing?

1) Pregnant – taking pre-natal vitamins, which I will continue to do after the baby is born.
2) Jamaican Black Castor Oil – I bought this on the day I cut my hair off and have been using (not daily but consistently) it often on my scalp and sometimes hair.
3) Protective Styling – since I cut my hair, I wear it out maybe one week out of a month. The other 3 weeks are some sort of style that keeps my hands out of my head.
4) Moisturize – even though my hair will be in a protective style 3 out of 4 weeks, I still let the shower water run through it often. I still condition it and oil my scalp. Not daily, but often.

I am happy thus far with my growth.



You Might Also Like

  • Katherine Phillips
    December 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Love it!!!

  • Yolanda Christopher
    December 5, 2012 at 12:15 am

    This is some awesome growth.

  • Redhead Baby Mama
    December 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    5″ in 6 months? Thats some serious growth! – but I realy love the short do.

  • Tia
    December 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing your daughter’s regimen!! My daughter is two and I need to get into a better routine with her hair.