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Transitioning Hair Update August 2016

I am now 35 weeks (7 months and 4 weeks )  into my transitioning journey. Sheeeesh I am so impressed that I lasted so long. I had a chat with a friend about how I never thought I would ever go 7 months without a touch up. I literally thought it would be impossible and that my hair would break to oblivion. Well here I am, 7 months strong and my hair is fuller than I could ever imagine.

Maintenance.

Because it has been quite chilly out, I have been protective styling my hair majority of the time. I might continue with protective styling until I big chop because it is keeping me away from a lot of temptation.

I am very sad to say though that I have not been playing my part on caring for my hair under the protective style as I should. I got lazy and I am going to do better this coming month

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Hair Condition.

My hair is still doing well. I have seen excessive shedding here and then. I know it comes with the territory though so I am not too depressed about it. I need to have a mini chop though because my ends are abit  thin so I am happy to let them go.

Count down to BC.

We are 18 weeks (4 months) away from being all natural!! I am so excited for it so much so that I get so tempted to big chop. Every time I stare longingly at my new growth I just want to chop everything off and be natural once nje. but I have decided to transition for this long for a good reason.

 

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Goals for September.

  • Do more LOC when my hair is out.
  • Have a protective style for the last two weeks in the month.
  • Use Castor Oil more often on my hair.
  • Perfect my cornrow skill.
  • Attempt at installing a weave on my hair myself.
  • Mini Chop.

I am going to do my best do be disciplined and achieve these goals. I will be back next month with an update and goals for the next month…

 

Wish me luck.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Uzoma | Don't Touch the Hair

    Congrats on making it to 7 months. What’s your favorite way to protective style? I really want to try braiding again but I don’t want my hairline to become a memory. 🙂

    August 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm
    • Reply Lebok

      Thank you Uzoma, I usually do crochet braids and I learned to do them myself so I don’t pull too hard.

      August 30, 2016 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Lebogang

    Congratulations on your milestone, I like your curl pattern. What do you think is your hair type?

    August 30, 2016 at 11:32 am
    • Reply Lebok

      Thank you Lebo.. I think 4a or B I will be able to tell when I’m fully natural

      August 30, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Lungi

    Keep going Lebo! And hide those hair scissors in a place where you can’t easily reach them

    September 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply kelebogile

    And your hair line looks so healthy and strong, regardless of weaving and braids.

    September 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply Lebok

      Thank you… It is and I am so grateful for that

      September 3, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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