|New growth shot 4 weeks|
Positives- At four weeks post I have a crapload of new growth and in some areas I'm convinced it's more than a half inch. My hair has been fairly manageable which is expected at 0-4 weeks post but it's still noted lol. I have been able to have fuller buns and ponytails with this stretch (yay!) In middle school and the beginning of high school (before I began to wreck havoc on my hair, I was the ponytail/bun queen. Both my ponytails and buns were so full and bouncy. For years I have only worn buns with inserts or "donuts" until last November, and I only wore air dried or "textured" ponytail. Well at about 1 week post I wore my first straight ponytail and years and it was swanging and bouncy-- the little things. I still have a ways to go before I get back to where I started but I'm happy with my progress.
Negatives- This past week I tried a new soap/shampoo on my hair during clarify week which completely disagreed with my hair. Although the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap is amazing as a face wash, I'm trying to figure out how many uses I can get out of it. I suffered a slight shedding problem around weeks 2&3 but once I made a new batch of BTR they seemed to subside.
I've used my NTM leave-in as my moisturizer primarily plus sealing with grapeseed oil
I'm not sure if I will be using any half wigs or u-parts to get me through this stretch. I might just leave that to the cooler months b/c I'm having too much fun experimenting with my hair. You never know though next week I may have a full lace wig so who knows.
To the left are a few products I will be trying out during the next coming up weeks. I am so excited to be trying both the Paul Mitchell products and Silk Dreams line. Awhile back I used to love the Motions leave-in, which I plan to use on straight hair, so I am going to give the new formula a try. Also I have not gotten around to purchasing a Seamless Comb (there are just too many things on my wish list) so I found this detangling shower comb at my local beauty supply for $1.99.