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So, I officially made it to 9 months post (36 weeks) on the 5th and so here is my update!
I'll start off by saying that my transition is going well. You'll be glad to know I have no plans to give up :). I actually had a temporary urge to big chop and just wear braids on and off until I got to a length I was comfortable with. I haven't fully dismissed this idea, but i'll stick to the transition for now. However, in my last transition update I forgot to mention that I have cut a few of my relaxed strands, and by a few I mean one or two. The relaxed end was so thin, like a piece of string so I thought why not! I cut one at the back near my nape and one at the near my hairline. If I do come across another string- like relaxed end then I'll probably just cut it, but I just hope I don't get too carried away lol.
This month I decided to discontinue the use of my KTC brand of Pure Coconut oil, and I am now using Holland & Barrett's Pure Organic Coconut oil. I chose to do this as the KTC one doesn't smell anything like coconuts, which made me slightly skeptical of how 'pure' it claims to be. The H&B one smells like the real deal, and I know I'm not being 'cheated' since H&B is a health store. By the by, they're currently doing a buy1get1halfprice deal so go check it out here, if you're interested. I'm liking this coconut oil a lot. Both my new growth and relaxed hair have been feeling a lot softer.
Speaking of oils.. I haven't touched my Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) at all this month, which is so unlike me. I usually use it as a sealant on my wash days, and I also applied it to my edges daily at one point. I'm thinking of doing another castor oil challenge soon though since its been a while. I always miss the official challenges on Hairlista and other websites lol but I may do my own challenge, like last time. You guys are free to join me too!
If you read my last post (here) then you'll know that I started using an Aloe Vera juice mix on my hair. Most days I've actually used it as my moisturiser. My new growth absolutely loves it. As it's just a spritz, it doesn't leave my hair soaking wet, it dries really quickly and softens my new growth. This means that detangling and combing my hair has been much easier. My comb will literally glide through my new growth with ease, so Aloe Vera juice has been a great find for this month. If you were wondering, I add about one third of Aloe Vera juice and two-thirds of water to a spray bottle. I store mine in the fridge, and shake it up before using it.
My favourite hairstyle for this month has to be braidouts. I've been doing them a lot more the past two weeks. I'll be doing a post soon to show you the pattern I use and 'How I style' etc.
Next week I shall be putting my hair back in braids in time for my birthday on the 29th, as I'm going to New York (eek, so excited!) and I don't want to deal with my hair whilst I'm there. Plus I miss my braids, I do!
Sidenote: If you've been to/ live in New York please leave some recommendations of places I should visit. This'll be my first visit and want to make the most of it!
In the meantime I thought I'd show you guys some new growth snaps, since it's been a while since I did. The picture above shows a comparison of the amount of new growth I had back in October at 4 months post and now at 9 months. I can see a real difference. What do you guys think? And the pictures on the left are random, little twists. My new growth twisted reaches the bottom of my ear! It's growing y'all :)
I think that's all for my update this month. Hope you're all okay!
How's your hair doing this month?