My ultimate goal has always been to reach MBL with blunt ends. After 3 years of slowly but surely cutting off my ridiculously over-processed thin ends, a shedding fiasco, and the worse relaxer experience of my life---I think that I finally made it!
My bangs are finally the same length as my hemline; something that I've lusted after forever. It's safe to say that protein layering is working, that my hair loves whipped butter, and that my hair is thriving without frequent direct heat.
One Year Post Relaxer Feels Like...
Accomplishing. I expected my ends to be a hot mess. I expected breakage galore. I even gave myself a pre-flat iron pep talk. I reminded myself that my ends might not be able to withstand 52 weeks of detangling several textures. I didn't want to be disappointed if my hemline was a crooked mess.
Liberating. The freedom of not having length goals is exhilarating. I love my air dried hair---especially when my hair is set in bantu knots. The bigger and fluffier my hair the better. I'm in the celebration zone with my hair. I'm actually having fun with my hair on a regular basis.
Frightening. I'm claiming MBL. I'm claiming healthy ends. I'm claiming my reaching my goals. So...hmm...what do I do now? I have no desire to relax my hair at all. I really don't want to chop my relaxed ends off....today. For the first time in 3 years, I have no idea where this journey is going, but I like it. I like it a lot.
While I figure out where this journey is going, I've promised myself to have a great time on the ride. Where is your healthy hair journey going? What are your goals?