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    Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 9:18am
Hey everyone!!! I'm new to this site and I just wanted to share with you my hair journey. Soooo for most of my life I've had long hair (a little passed my bra strap), but when I was in high school (mainly in my final year), I decided to cut it all off and get one of those cool bobs. Now that was like two years ago, but I noticed after that, my hair wouldn't get any longer than right above my shoulders. I started doing research over this summer (I'm in 1st year Uni now) and I realized that the reason my hair wasn't growing was because of two things, 1) I was straightening it every day, leading to damage and 2) I was relaxing it like every 2 months and wasn't doing anything to take care of my hair inbetween (deep conditions etc) Overtime, I read through hair care forums and watched tutorials on youtube, and eventually came up with my own hair care process and continued this throughout the summer. I wanted my hair to be back down to my bra strap because to be honest I missed hiding behind my hair lol This is what I did from May to now:

1) I deep conditioned 1-2 times a week for an hour alternating between Mane N Tail conditioner and Herbal Essences conditioner (I mostly used Herbal essences after the first month cause I ran low on Mane N Tail and my mom kept nagging me saying the conditioner is for horses)

2) Once in a while I would deep condition with a mix of Avocado, Honey, and Olive Oil (one time I had coconut milk mixed in there....never again...)

3) I stopped using heat in my hair, except for on my bangs (I would wear it open in the front and had the back up in a bun if I had anywhere to go) I noticed a big difference in the texture of my hair when I stopped using all that heat, my hair felt thicker and healthier lool

4) I relaxed my hair sometimes at the end of March or beginning of May and have since relaxed it yesterday (August 8th)

5) During July I read about the Micozonale Nitrate stuff and it sparked my curiosity. Unfortunately where I live they don't sell Monistat, so instead I bought Conesten (It's like Monistat but it contains 1% Clotrimazole in it) and I would apply that to my scalp like 2-3 times a week

Now I don't know what it was, but I guess in combination it allowed my hair to grow 2.5 inches in 3-4 months (August is suppose to be my 4th month, because my last relaxer was in the beginning of May) Anyways, I have pictures here as proof, I read that it's good to take progress pictures, so that's what I did lol

In the first month you can totally see breakage on one side .____. how embarrassing lol I'm glad it's a lot better now


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 9:21am

Good progress!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 9:27am
lool yeah i realized that last picture is a tad blurred so you cant really see the hair well. i was going to post up another picture of it actually touching my armpits, its actually hard for me to hold a camera and get the back of my head :S lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 9:32am
Thanks! :) I'm hoping to be down to bra strap length by November/December :))
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 10:18am
Congratulations on your progress.  Keep up the good work.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 10:51am
where are the pics??? :*(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 10:54am
Great progress. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 3:48pm
Great progress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thumbs UpClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 5:43pm
Awesome!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 09 2011 at 8:53pm
Good job!! I'm trying to work through issues with breakage. This gives me hope!
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