My Curly Hair Journey: Six Months In

January 24, 2021

How it started... 

Back in July 2020, I shared the beginning of my curly hair journey with you, and I want to give you an update of how it's going. I was so excited to see the changes in my hair already at the beginning of my journey, but there have been a lot of ups and downs, and incredibly frustrating moments throughout the last six months. There have also been a lot of changes and hope. 

Once the hairdresser was able to open again, I went in for a trim, and it made a world of difference getting rid of nearly two years of split ends, but then I started to struggle again as my hair became really dry and started falling out. It wasn't severe, but every time I would run my hand along my hair, there would be a large quantity of strands that would come out at the ends. That's when I started to realise that my hair may have a sensitivity to coconut.

The struggles continued as I searched every where for products that do not contain coconut or coconut derivatives (which is not easy to find in drug store brands...or even online). Once my hair calmed down from the coconut, it seemed to be doing better, except that I couldn't figure out how to make my curls look less scraggly, tangled and frizzy. 

That's when I started doing more research. The curly haired people on Instagram have been a godsend, and I have learned so much from them. Once I found people that have similar hair to mine, I started to experiment with different techniques, and how to use the products I have. One thing that I learned that has really helped me is that it doesn't matter what products you use, it's how you utilize them.

The photo below is from my last wash day, and I couldn't be happier with the results. It's days like this that give me the most hope...that and looking back at past days when I took photos where I thought my hair looked amazing. It really does help to document the good hair days so that you can see the changes, and progress, that have been made. 

I knew going into this that it would be a lifelong journey. The people that I have found to learn from have been working with their curls for 2-3 years already, and I am only at six months. I know that there is so much more to learn, and so many more changes that will happen along the way!

How it's going!

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