Sorry for being MIA! School has been crazy, graduation is coming up (Spring 2018), and trying to find a job/internship in Marketing has been tough. But I’m back! I want to make 2018 my year for growth both for my hair and my body 🙂
I recently also got braces and will be sharing my journey with my teeth looking bomb af!
But let’s get on to this hair growth challenge! I have been watching hundreds of videos (literally lol) on long term protective styling to get waist length hair. Often I mostly found videos on micro braids, mini twists, or weave. I’m not down with weave tbh, and after putting in some braids (Box Braids on My Natural Hair Only) I’m not a fan of those either.
So I thought about mini twists since I’ve been falling in love with micro locs and mini twists give that vibe. So on Dec 27 2017, I installed these beauties:
plan to maintain these for 3 months at a time. Washing bi-weekly by putting these in braids and shampooing the scalp, then the twists with conditioner.
Depending on how I feel, I might even keep these installed but wear wigs or crochet braids just to spice it up. My biggest fear is these mini twists turning into locs because I don’t think I can commit to that. So I’ll also be sharing how I prevent that from happening.
Ok so here are the guidelines that I’ll be following. Comment if you also want to join!
- long term protective style for 1-3 months at a time
- Massage scalp once a week (Friday)
- Wash + Condition scalp and hair bi-weekly
- Oil and check ends every three days to prevent breakage/matting/locing
- Finger detangle only
- Maintain the parts so there’s minimal combing
I hope I can keep this up!! I’ll be checking in biweekly with updates. My goal is 6 inches of growth maintenance. I’m currently at around 11-13 inches of hair length, so 15-19 inches will make me be at waist length.
Do you have any hair length goals? let me know in the comments!