So I announced the Waist Length Hair Challenge (I gave it its own topic on here for easy reference: Hair Care: WL Hair Challenge) to you guys that me and my friend challenged ourselves with and again, welcome any of you to join us. Please Click Here for the guidelines if you are interested in growing along with us.
This is crazy. I can't believe I agreed to this challenge. I don't really want hair that long but I've never had hair this long in my life and want to prove a point to myself: that I'm capable of having hair that long. So I want to try something new to say I did it.
Quick Stats on My Hair:
-Current Length: Shoulder Length (last checked in March)
- I have 12in left till my hair will reach my waist (so that equals out to at least 6" per yr)
- My hair should be Arm Pit Length by the end of the year
My Plan of Action
- LOTS of protective styling going down: I won't confine my hair to being up all 365 days of the year but most of its time (weekdays) will be in the following styles.
- Twists: I luv that I can leave them in for up to 3 weeks doing virturally nothing to them but moisturizing them. They are the epitome of "get up n go" hair and I luv how they look on me. The longer my hair gets, the more styles I will be able to create with them.
- Braids: This summer I want to play around with different cornrow hairstyles.
- Buns & Up Dos: I would rock my hair in various types of these styles all week and treat myself to wearing my hair out on the weekends.
- I'm thinking about maintaining straight hair at various times in the cold months/winter and wearing it in various up-dos to keep the ends protected. Just to change it up from time to time. I would straighten my hair without direct heat via: rollerset and silk wrap which I affectionately call the "RSW Method". This method gets my koily hair straight with great body and shine and I don't risk employing heat damage. Next time I do it, I will provide pics and a tutorial on how I do mine.
Keeping my hair moisturized, ends sealed and tucked away, and manipulating my hair as little as possible is the name of this game. These practices will ensure that I keep most (if not all) of my length. Happy Hair Growing ladies!