Until then.... i decided not to co-wash (washing with conditioner only) my hair yesterday. Instead I twisted it into a few big twists to stretch it out while i showered. I was getting ready to pick it out :)
(Please don't pay attention to my messy room and huge roots!
"What? it's laundry day!" - Brenda in Scary Movie
I was super happy while twisting my hair though because i realized that i could get all my hair into 6 big twists, while before my hair wasn't long enough and had to go into 8 or more twists.
So, while picking my hair out, i started feeling like my afro just wasn't big enough, like shrinkage was taking over..... so i blow dried it!!! Yes, i broke down and blew it out and fell in love with my fro even more!!! I didn't even notice but she has grown so much! This was the first time blowing out her majesty, but she felt good, especially since i sprayed her with my CHI 44 Iron Guard heat protector spray before blowing her out.
This was my afro on 6/21:
This was my afro yesterday:
I love wearing an afro, although i only wear them for a day or two probably every other week. I find that wearing an afro can be very drying so i don't wear one often but when i do, i make sure to constantly moisturize.
I also don't like combing my hair because i hate feeling like i'm damaging my hair by ripping through knots and tangles. I usually take my time and finger detangle my hair in the shower with conditioner so i never rip any hair out or cause split ends.
Since going natural, my hair has thickened out immensely and when i pik it out, there is very minimal shedding.