Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Awesome video for detangling natural hair and also very funny! She uses a Scunci brush (Drugstores) and Wet Look comb (Sally's) -- I've had it for about two months and I love it!. For more on their products, check out Oyin Handmade's official website.


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In most cases, unless natural afro-textured hair is not combed (i.e. styled or grown into dreadlocks), its unique shape itself often limits the length that the hair can reach because the act of combing and brushing tends to break the ends of the hair; resulting in what is effectively a "natural haircut" each time it is styled. In other words, due to conventional grooming practices, loose natural afro-hair, upon reaching a certain length (which varies by the tightness of the coil), reaches a "steady state" such that it does not appear longer despite continual new growth.

Source: Khumalo, NP "African hair length in a school population: a clue to disease pathogenesis?" Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Sep 6(3),144-51. 2007



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Thoughts?


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Okay, so I've been 100% Natural for three months already! Yay, me! However, it's been seven months since my last relaxer. Time goes by super fast!

Positives
I realized my hair has some curly coils.
Detangling is a breeze! (I love my D4)
My 'fro doesn't shrink up as much as it used to.
I rock my 'fro now

Negatives
None!

Growth
My hair is the same length all over. The back reaches my shoulder, the sides reach below my ears, and the front reaches between my eyes.