I’ve Big Chopped about 3 times… most recently in October ’09. The reason this time took was because I promised myself to see it through, and just let my hair grow as is. It’s been a journey. Tears, frustrations, and head-wraps but I keep on keeping on. I figured, I made this decision and I owe it to the betterment (is that a word?) of my hair to do right by it. And my hair has rewarded me by growing beautifully, strong and so thick.
My current regimen: I have finally mastered Twist n curls (third attempt) so for now, I rock those. I also love wash n go’s. And since I live in Sweden, I learned how to braid my own hair with extensions, so during this past winter, I rocked that as a protective style.
I shampoo my hair once a week, and I deep condition every second week. I like to oil my scalp and ends after my wash and then again during the week. This seems to work very well for my hair as well as just leaving it alone. I recently did a (Henna) Indigo treatment in April that I want to do every month.
My nightly routine: I sleep with a scarf. I bun my hair and just tie the scarf around my head. I really want to try a bonnet, but for now, the scarf seems to do the trick.
Current products: My staples are: Amla oil, Shea butter, Caster oil infusion (mine has many other oils in it), Jasmine hair oil, Argan oil, Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, and Aloe Vera Gel. I also like Garnier Fructis strengthening shampoo. On a recent trip I may have gone a little overboard with products, buying up a few products from Ausie, several from the Herbal Essence’s line!
For more information about my journey please visit me at: http://afropeanqueen.blogspot.com/
I gotta say, I love your blog, and the CurlyNikki fam! I come here on the daily! So yep, you got a follower in Sweden!!!!!!!!
Shaved Head ’09
Hi, Chica! Love your post here! Beautiful as always!
Thank You so much ladies @ Lorian, the style was a twist and curl which I pinned up into an updo by curling the hair into each other and holding it down with tons of pins.
I love your hair. Thanks so much for the info. How did you achieve the style in your last photo?
Wow, what a pretty face–and being bald wasn't the first thing I saw and your growth is lovely…keep up the good work! Shirl
@Angelique, I twist two strands with oil and the ends with Shea butter than i take drinking straws that I have cut up and curl the ends, secure with Bobby pins I adapted the technique from this site. @ Crissyq, keep strong, it took me three attempts and sometimes I want to go for that forth shot, but i was lucky to Find something that works for me. It really is an ongoing process.
Awesome hair growth. Love your look bald and with curly hair. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you ladies so much for the lovely words and compliments!!!!! If I didn't already have a big head then it would-be just as huge as my next fro. This hair process has truly been a journey for me and since finding this site I know I am not alone, and I love coming here and learning as well teaching myself about more than just hair. Thank Nikki, your blog encourages me to keep on keeping on,its been an amazing forum to visit to know there are sisters like me, going through what I am going through and they get it!!!! Peace and Love Christina
You're beautiful at every step in your journey.
You're hair is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. How do you do the twist and curl? P.S. You rocked the bald look. 🙂
Thanks for posting because i too am on my third attempt. I am glad to see I am not alone.
Your hair looks gorgeous!
Love your progress!! Your hair is beautiful!