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Curly Nikki

Hair Tip of The Day

By January 27th, 20218 Comments

Hola Chicas!

About a year ago, I noticed a ton of short hairs along the crown and sides of my head. My wash-n-gos became very frizzy and unruly looking, and I was generally not happy with my hair. Immediately, I jumped to the conclusion that I was experiencing breakage…potentially severe breakage. So of course, I jumped online and found some wonderful information on Longhaircommunity.com. Apparently, it is relatively easy to tell the difference between baby hairs (or newly sprouted) and broken hairs. Newly sprouted hairs have smooth ends that often come to a point, while broken hairs have jagged, rough ends. Imagine my delight when I was able to clearly see that I was experiencing an abundance of new growth that would lead to fuller hair in a year or so.

I attributed my baby hairs to henna and supplement intake (multi+msm+biotin). I had been using henna for 5 or 6 months at the time, and I’d been taking my supplements for a couple of months. I think the henna allowed me to grow out hairs that were originally to0 fine or weak to grow before! Whatever the case, my breakage scare turned out to be a wonderful gift! Those hairs are now long enough to blend in with the length, and have doubled my volume. If you’re experiencing a similar situation, don’t fret…your hair could just be growing BIGGER 😀

8 Comments

  • Serita says:

    The same thing is happening to me right now. On both sides of my head, in the same spot, I have what "appears" to be clumps of breakage but I kept saying to myself, it can't be breakage because I've been taking such good care of my hair: Henna'ing, DT's, baggying, and taking supplements. Then I remembered reading Nikki's post and I went in search of it again. Needless to say, I found it and now I'm sure it's new growth and NOT breakage. Thanks Nikki for sharing your experiences with us.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nikki!!!

    Even though im still transitioning, i have noticed the same thing you went through. I have little curls sprouting all over. It makes me just want to do my chop already!!!

  • Angelique says:

    omg i had the same problem….i thought i was doing something wrong or had bad frizz but then i had to think i had just got my hair trimmed and started takin vitimins and supplements…yay!!! im so excited!!!

  • D_luv says:

    the audacity of hope.

  • Anonymous says:

    love your site, and i have a quick question. what brand of green tea do you use for your henna? green tea is a great antioxidant. what i’m trying to figure out is whether you use one containing lemon to help the dye release.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is funny because I am wondering the exact same thing. hmm I still don’t know for sure since my hair is chemically colored (since the begging of the year) and i’m having a hard time getting it moisturized. it must be breaking? it looks quite diffrent too.

  • Ugochi says:

    oh, this is a reassuring tip!

  • Connie Ward says:

    This is so exciting. I’m transitioning now, and I’ve been noticing all these new curlies and frizzies around my edges and near my ears. I was worried too. Thanks for the good news!

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