Wash Day Experience: Two Years Since I Big Chopped


          Hello Everyone! It's been exactly two years since I chopped my hair off. I wanted to do it on my birthday so I could celebrate both occasions together. It's been a full year since I used heat on my hair also. I keep my hair routine very simple now. I am staying away from protein. If you know a deep conditioner with a mild protein or no protein at all, please let know. You will hear me mention the word shampoo occasionally, but I am trying so hard to stay away completely. My hair is really loving the no shampoo business.  If you read my last post, you know how much I enjoy co-washing my hair with my beloved Alberto V05 Clarifying Conditioner. It gets the job done, period. It cleanses the scalp without stripping the hair from its natural oil.


#WashDayExperience

The Wash Day Experience

  • My wash day experience was pretty much like last week, which was a success. I co-washed with my clarifying conditioner.
  • I moisturized my hair with my oil mix (extra virgin coconut, castor, and olive oils) while my hair was still damped. I love to add oils after washing my hair to lock the moisture in. Jamaican black castor oil is my go-to oil for sealing my ends, but using my oil mix works as well. 
  • I applied castor oil on my scalp to keep my hair moisturized under the crochet braids (pictured above) 
  • I braided the part of my hair that's left out, and put my hair in a low bun after drying. 

2013 to 2014 Comparison
2013 ==>>>2014
           I have learned so much about how to take care of my hair during the past two years. There were lots of failures, like not moisturizing my hair while it was in micro braids, and using too much protein. I suffered from heat damage during the first year. I also used one shampoo that left my hair dry and caused excessive shedding. The good thing is that I have learned from my mistakes and I still have more learning to do. And more products to try too:-) My goal is to grow out my edges and go extensions free by the third year. 

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47 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday gerrrl!!

    I honestly look forward to taking doing my first big chop! I'm still very much concerned about whether I can take good care of it. What's the rate of your hair growth? Was it consistent?


    xx
    www.mzcocoh.blogspot.ca

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  2. Best of luck and sure it will be a celebration
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  3. One of the things I love about blogging, you get to save all this memories and come back to them later. Great post, abviously you have made lots of progress.....

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  4. Congrats hun, you are doing a great job of taking care of your hair.

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  5. I can'*t even imaging how much time and care your hair needs. But you've done a great job hun! Well done! Oh guess what I am down to the last wash out of that darn bottle, next time it's the new one for me, S said he'll use up the rest. Yeah life is great ;-) so celebration here as well, come on hun let's celebrate together and doing the happy dance.........yeah I know I am being silly :)
    kisses darling
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  6. Well done Nerline!!!!
    Kisses darling!!!
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  7. Well done Nerline, you are doing great! And inspired me to take more care of mine as well. Keep it up, I know you can get that goal by the year! xo

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  8. The rate was not consistent. My hair grew about 1/2 inch a month, a little bit more when I use Jamaican black castor oil on my scalp. I trimmed my hair a lot too.

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  9. You are not silly, Lenya! I am doing the happy dance with you hun!

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  10. You look so pretty!!
    Have a nice day!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  11. Great job so far, your hair looks so healthy.
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  12. Awesome progress Nerline, definitely feeling inspired. :)

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  13. Looks like a good 2 years of growth and retention!

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  14. Wow, your hair looks full and healthy. I'm glad you found a routine that is working for you.


    xx,
    Tania

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  15. You look stunning dear and it is always fun to work with kids.

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  16. wow, this is such an inspiring post…ur hair looks amazing!!! It's so full and healthy, I hope my hair looks as nice as yours on my 2 year anniversary xxx

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  17. I noticed you don't use the same products every wash day. Is there a reason for that?
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  18. Hot is the right word for how I was feeling.

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  19. Taking so much effort on your hair really paid off. Well done doll!

    xx Lori
    http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.de

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  20. Your has grown a lot! Love the puff!

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  21. Looks great! I came across a blog that actually had some great suggestions on conditioners , if I remember the writer and link I will send over to you :) But this is her blog:http://www.msdeekay.com/

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  22. Great job with your hair Nerline!! I guess once you find what works for you then just stick with it. Congrats!!

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  23. You look sexy in those shorts and you have healthy hair that everyone wants, Hugs!

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