Checking up on my curls at 11 months
So I haven’t seen my actual curl pattern in roughly 3 months! I’ve been wearing it straightened or in roller sets, not even bothering to check out the curls during wash day! I decided it was time to see if my curls were still healthy and intact after being straight for so long.
When ever I use direct heat, I make sure to do a reconstructive protien treatment to make sure the curls snap back to normal. I wasn’t exactly sure if this was actually working though, because I haven’t actually worn it in its curly/wavy state.
This week after a reconstructive treatment, I decided to let my hair stay in an unstraightened state to see how curly it becomes. The coils came out in full force once I released them from their sections!
I do think my new growth looks a little short to be almost a year post. I am going to wait until I hit the 1 year mark to see how much new growth I actually have.
While it was fun to see the curls, I quickly became overwhelmed as it started to dry. My new growth is quite rebellious, so I had to slather it down with some conditioner and slick it into a bun.
Usually, I loose a lot of hair when i wear my hair this way. This time I applied conditioner to my hair in small sections and combed it through with a fine toothed comb. I did this to ensure i got rid of shed hairs and have my hairs aligned in one direction. Hopefully I wont have a matted mess on my hands at the end of the week. I’ll keep y’all posted!
Thanks for reading! <3