So, annoyed by my seemingly stunted growth, I decided to cut some bangs and forget about my growth in that region. Then during my wash-n-go experiment a few weeks ago, as I was finger detangling in the shower, I noticed how far my bangs stretched. No more "stunted", they had finally retained some length in the past year! It made a lot of sense 1) considering Jc's article on "Trimming for Longer Hair" on The Natural Haven combined with me 2) practicing gentler detangling in that area. (I'm usually impatient by the time I get to the front of my hair for detangling.) So those two methods helped my bangs retain some length. Do check out Jc's article for a thorough explanation of how trimming helps! I think I might do another cut (about 1 inch) of the bangs.
Now for some random hair shots:
|One week after flat iron. Wore the straight hair for ~3 weeks. |
Majority of the time, it was in jumbo twists and bunned.
|February length check. ~3 weeks after flat iron. |
For the next ~3 weeks I will wear wash-n-gos using Cyntriarf's method again.