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- Well, here I am. I'm taking the plunge and I am so excited. Nope, I'm not getting married, I'm going natural. Yep, all the way. I have started to change my diet already, but now I am ready to take the next step and and grow the relaxer out of my hair.
My last relaxer was April 24, 2008 so I am already 2 months in. I decided to get kinky twists (Memorial Day 2008) to help me along the way and they have been great.
On July 10, 2008 I took out the kinky twists and went ahead and did a small BC. Yes I did. I love it! I plan to BC on January 1, 2009 for the New Year.
Wish me luck!
UPDATE: I BC'd on August 22, 2008!!!! I couldn't hold out until the new year.
UPDATE: April 24, 2009 - One year without a relaxer!!!
Hair Goal: Healthy APL Unstretched Hair
Terms Related to Shape
Shape- how each individual hair naturally bends and twists creating coils, curls, kinks or waves
Coily-kinky – locks of hair are curled very tightly into an “o” shape with a diameter of 1/8” 1/4’’.
Coily-curly – locks of hair have a defined “o” shape” looped into a corkscrew affect with curly diameter approximately 3/8” and larger
Kinky – locks of hair have a zig-zag “z” pattern without ever creating the “o” of Coily hair. The bends are very small and frequent.
Wavy – locks of hair have loose “s” shape without ever creating the shape of an “o”. The bends tend to infrequent, only occurring about every 1 inch or greater.
Terms Related to Length
Length - average length of the hairs
Short – hair length at lowest part of earlobe or above
Medium – Hair between lowest part of earlobe and shoulders
Long- Hair past shoulders
Terms Related to Volume
Volume - number of hair strands per square inch
Thick - very dense amount of hair, cannot see scalp without parting hair. Cannot see through strands of hair
Medium - mildly dense amount of hair, can see through very few sections of hair
Fine (thin) - lower number of hair on head, can see scalp when hair moves
Terms Related to Texture
Texture – refers to the thinness or thickness of each individual hair strand
Coarse – hair strands are thick
Medium – hair strands are of medium thickness and fairly strong
Fine – hair strands are thin and fragile
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