2 Week Update

As many of you know, there are several hair growth vitamins being produced today. Per my hairdresser’s advice, I decided to try one of these vitamins. I have been taking the Mane Choice Vitamin for about 2 1/2 weeks now, and I have to say, I have seen some growth. My curls have started to drop and I feel as though my hair is a little healthier than it was before I started taking the vitamins. Since starting the vitamins, I have not changed my hair routine. I still moisturize daily with water, olive oil, and shea butter. I have admit, I was skeptical about taking the vitamins at first; however, now I’m happy I did. I’m so excited to see what type of growth I will get once I have reached the one month mark.

Stay tuned to see how  my healthy hair growth journey is going!

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Discovering Your Hair Texture

After the big chop, it is easy to become uncertain about your hair texture. Every natural is different, we all don’t have the same hair texture and it is highly unlikely that after relaxing our hair for many years, and reverting back to natural, that we will have the exact same hair texture we had when we were younger. So, after the “big chop” it is imperative that, we as naturals, discover our hair texture or our curl pattern. There three main different types of curl patterns: the wavy, curly, and coily pattern.

The wavy curl pattern has more of a looser curl, while the curly pattern has more of a spiral curl, and the coily hair texture has more of a tight curl that is in more of a kinky, z-pattern. When I big chopped, I was disappointed to discover that I didn’t have the loose, spiral curl pattern. Instead, I have the kinky, tight curl pattern. Within this curl pattern there are three sub types: Type 4A, type 4B, and type 4C. Naturals with type 4A hair have a very tight, visible curl, unlike naturalistas with type 4B and 4C hair textures. With the type 4B hair texture, it is hard to find a defined curl pattern. Instead of having a very defined curl pattern, type 4B hair tends to situate itself in more of a Z-pattern; meaning, it zig-zags instead of curls. Type 4C hair is somewhat like type 4B hair in that it doesn’t have an extremely defined curl pattern, but unlike 4B hair, 4C hair does appear to have more of a coiling to it instead of a defined curl pattern.

Once I became natural, it took time for me to discover what my hair texture was. Initially, before doing the big chop I wanted so badly for my hair to be very, recognizably, curly. Well, that is definitely not the case. After doing much research, I came to the conclusion that my hair is mix of 4B and 4C. When I have product on my hair, it has very tight, defined curls. However, without product, my hair is somewhat curless, and extremely coily. Before natural, we seem to have an idea of what we want hair to look like, but after becoming natural, we realize that our hair texture is completely different from what we wanted or believed it would be. But, that’s why we have products to give our hair that extra natural “umph,” that sometimes it needs. As naturals, there is a variety of curl patterns. That’s the amazing thing about natural hair!

You know what my hair texture is, now I want to know yours! Comment below with your hair type! 

Keep an eye for my next post, “So you know your hair texture… now how do work with it?” 

Growth and the Mane Choice Vitamin

 

The one thing every natural wants…. GROWTH. I went natural because I wanted curly hair. But, while going through my natural journey, and cutting off ALL of my hair, I realized that there was one thing I wanted much more than curly hair, and that was long, curly hair. When I cut off all my relaxed ends and went natural, my hair grew back within a year. Now that am three years natural, my hair is longer than what it was before I cut it. I use to wonder what was making my hair grow so fast. I realized that doing all the right things that my hair loves allows my hair to grow and to grow healthy. I know sometimes, like other naturals, I go through a phase where I think my hair is not growing. However, I’ve come to realize that is not true. Our hair is always growing; however, some people’s average speed of hair growth is quicker than others. So, when you look on YouTube or other social media sites, and you see other naturals with extremely long hair, don’t think that your hair cannot reach that same length. One day it will, but it may not reach it as fast as others.

There are several people out there who have secrets and routines that they believe grow their hair very fast. However, the fact of the matter is, our hair is going to grow at the rate it chooses. I have to admit, I sometimes get a little bummed out when I still don’t get the length I want. But, I know it will come. One of the things I decided to do to give my hair a little help with growth, besides the usual maintenance techniques, is try out the Mane Choice vitamin pills. Per my hair dresser Brandy at Huetiful Salon, I was told that this vitamin contains all natural ingredients and will not only treat the hair, but also the body.

I just ordered a month’s supply of the vitamins two days ago, so they should be here by next week; hopefully. I am excited to start taking them and see if they will give my curls a little help with growth! Stay on the lookout for a review, coming to you soon, right here on The Natural Hair Diary.