I have been w/ out a relaxer for almost two yrs now and my hair is slowly healing itself. And I mean slooowww. When I see pics or look at vids of other African American women who stop getting relaxers and cut their hair I see that they get tons of growth w/ in two yrs. My hair on the other hand hasn't even reached an inch yet :/. Maybe on the top of my head b/c that's where my hair grows the fastest. But the hair on the sides and in the lower back (a.k.a "the kitchen") it's still really short.
Now I know one of main reasons my hair is still short in those area's is b/c I can't stop twisting my hair there. It's a bad habit that I've had since 5th grade. It's so hard to just up and stop now after all those of twisting. But I gotta learn how...maybe if I slowly ween myself from touching my hair so much. -sigh- I swear my hair grew faster when I had a relaxer. I'm learning so many things and ways on how to take care of my natural hair. Thank my lucky stars for youtube! Those "hair ladies" (I call them that lol) on there saved my life xD lol.
So now I'm going to be taking more active steps in my hair re-growth process. I have a good regimen for shampooing, conditioning and moisturizing. But what I left out was the health part. I don't always eat right and so I don't get the necessary nutrition I need. Now, I have started taking women's multi-vitamins and some Biotin pills for hair, skin and nails. Hopefully with these added things and me not touching my hair as much I can start seeing some real growth progress.
For those wanting to know what I'm taking, here's a pic:
Biotin 5000 from GNC and DG Health Women's One Daily multi-vitamin
I kinda feel like an old person constantly taking pills a certain time of day XD lol But I know this is for the best. I also wanted to start taking multi-vitamin's anyway b/c I wanna be healthy now and for when I get older. Just helpin the body out.
The next time I post a pic about my hair may be in January to see if I notice a difference in growth. Maybe earlier if I do see a difference before then. Wish me luck >w<