Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Length Check


After last wash day's marathon detangling session, I flirted with the idea of cutting my hair into a sexy blunt long-bob. That's how bad it was, y'all. I also forgot to mention that about 2 weeks ago, I got the brilliant idea to dust my hair whilst I was sectioning off for my twist out. The intent was to take off no more than 1/4" but I managed to clip 3/4" - 1" off of one section. Smh.The twist out was banging but I'm so not winning in the hair department right now! So, when I went to trim my ends, I attempted to even everything out. I'm not sure how much I snipped, but I'm relatively content with the results. 

Whilst flat ironing, I decided that I wasn't going to place any more length expectations on my journey. It's time for me to really put emphasis on health over length! If I'm stuck in BSL/MBL purgatory for life but have sexy blunt ends---I'll be a happy lamb! Last year, I gave up on using direct heat frequently and I'm happy to say that I've totally mastered the air dry. I went 20 weeks without using direct heat. Wow! That feels so good to say! Just a year ago, I was flat ironing at least once a week! *it's officially confetti time* And I'm actually surprised that how well my ends are holding up since my last relaxer in July. Usually by now, I would be experiencing complete and utter chaos but my hair feels so soft and my bangs are arm-pit length. 


Sometimes, I feel like I have so many shoulda, coulda, woulda moments with my hair. If I would have done this, if I hadn't done that, etc etc. Then I remember what progress is really about: a forward or onward movement for gradual betterment. This hair journey isn't a race nor will it ever be perfect. As long as I am learning from yesterday to make today better, then there is progress. 

Besitos!
KLP

36 comments:

  1. Great progress! Your hair is beautiful!

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    1. Awww! Thanks for the kind words Ms. D!

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  2. Amen to this 'I decided that I wasn't going to place any more length expectations on my journey' I feel the exact same way. Great progress and well done on 20wks without heat

    www.myeverydatreats.co.uk

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    1. Don't get me wrong Maureen---I love the length of my hair and I'm super proud because this just didn't happen overnight. But, I really thought that I would make MBL by now and I most certainly could have but I'd have yucky ends. So, I guess that my love for blunt ends trumps the desire for length right now.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. stunning progress.
    looks very long and healthy.

    ezechimereuchenna.blogspot.com

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  4. your hair looks so great KLP! looks like you have retained so much length even after the trim :)

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    1. Aww---thanks Jas. You are the bestest hair-friend!

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  5. KLP, why is it labeled "Imperfect Progress?" It looks great to me! And it appears you are MBL! Go on and claim it, girl! Congrats!

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    1. I'm most certainly not confident enough to call this length MBL lol! Thanks for the love chica!

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  6. Your hair looks beautiful~great progress!!!

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  7. Congrats on your progress! I'm in the same space as you with the health over length. With good health, length will come.

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    1. I wish that I was one of those chicas who's hair just grows and grows but they're never intentional about their hair care practices. LMAO!

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  9. Great progress! Glad I'm not the only one who has moments of frustration on this hair journey!

    Courtnea of Finally Growing!

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    1. Court---trust and believe that you are DEFINITELY not the only one who gets frustrated. But hey---as long as there is some kind of silver lining---I'm throwing confetti!

      Now...who's gonna clean up all this mess? Ha-ha!

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  10. Your hair looks great! I get how you feel about length expectations, I am in that place now too, but health over length! I think few length checks are the best, less expectations!

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    1. I used to length check every other month---now it's 2 or 3 times a year. I think that I like it better this way!

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  11. Yaaay KLP! No regrets! The changes you've made aren't easy & you have made great progress! Not doing a length check recently made me say the same thing to myself - I'll just focus on health, that's what's best anyway.

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    1. Ditto chica! Plus---ain't no body got time to be flat ironing for 2 hours. I still can't believe that I used to do that every week!

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  12. Your progress is coming along nicely!

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  13. Great progress and look at that beautiful shine!

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    1. I'm convinced that shine is from the Chi and extreme deep conditioning.

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  14. Health before length all the way!

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    1. It's time to finally practice what I preach!

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