Thursday, September 27, 2012

That Moment When Your Bald Sides Grow In!

Lately, I've been wanting to give up on this hair journey. Why? Because I really don't know. Yep. don't know! Right now, I'm in protective styling mode because I just don't feel like dealing with my hair. I have noticed though, my hair grows faster when its in a protective style, so I am curious about the progress aka growth it's been doing.

I'm still sort of in this limbo stage of--should I just grow it out to natural or keep it texlaxed. Mid-way through my hair journey I changed the goal of my HJ and this blog. The original purpose of the blog was to track my tresses for one year without ANY chemicals, but mid-way through dealing with those two textures on vicious war of trying to stay alive was A. MESS. so I did a texturizer, which I lovvvved the results.

But I've been on youtube rampage lately and watching these natural girls rock out those kinky textures with fierceness. My natural girl on the inside is yelling WE CAN DO THIS! My new fav natural youtubers are BlakIZbeautyful and Iknowlee. My gawd. I'm telling you I'm almost there, like right at the edge of jumping into natural hair goodness. Until then, I'm still tracking my tresses. The daunting task of deciding which way to go is the stressing killer though. Right now, I just want to chop ALL my hair off and really start from brand spanking new. Yep, I said it. A big chop (BC) is sounding about right! I'm ready to face my hair dead on!

Anyhoo, enough of my emotional hair rant and back to the purpose of this blog post, which is to do a length check on my bald sides, which was the main reason why I wanted to started a HJ and blogging about it. I mean I am quite impressed.

Top left the beginning of my HJ, Bottom left 3 months into my HJ, right my weapons of choice: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave-in and Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
6 months into my HJ; freshly relaxed
9 month into my HJ, 4 months post. I'm sure if I decide to relax again it will be longer.    






















I'm pretty darn impressed, only because I've always struggled with thin/bald sides. My entire life. I tell you, I am diligent with taking care of them with M&S and putting extra-extra conditioner on it on wash days. The hard work is really paying off, of course, I have more to go but the point is my sides were shiny bald.

Have you had any trouble areas that you have worked hard to thrive? Please share with me. I love hairspirational stories!

17 comments:

Ghanaian Emprezz said...

That's a good progress. I'll be working on my edges too.

Cess B. said...

Thank you! Stay consistent, edges are stubborn!

Jenna said...

great progress with your edges! rehabilitating edges can be a chore

Cess B. said...

Thanks Jenna!

Vee said...

That's some awesome progress! Keep it up!

Cess B. said...

Thanks Vee!

Tonkabelle said...

Go Cess! Lovely amount of progress.

Some ME Time said...

Great progress and I love the information about the process you and your hair are going thru!!! I'm looking forward to your updates!

Some ME Time said...

Great progress and I love the information about the process you and your hair are going thru!!! I'm looking forward to your updates!

Some ME Time said...

Great progress and I love the information about the process you and your hair are going thru!!! I'm looking forward to your updates!

Arieal DeLotte said...
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Cess B. said...

My regimen was diligently moisturizing and sealing.

I moisturized with my favorite moisturizer at the time which was Neutrogena Triple Moisture shown in the pic. I made sure it was nice and moist then I followed up with Jamaican Black Castor oil as my sealant. I did this twice a day in the morning and evening. Some diligence and patience they can grow back.

Arieal DeLotte said...
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Cess B. said...

My edges were completely bald a little over a month time. I started my regimen immediately. Because my edges were bald my wraps were very thin on the sides. I wore my hair swoop and behind my ears.

I've never heard of Nequal. Let me know how that goes.

Remember diligence and patience!

Shernika Taylor said...

I lovvvee this its soooo inspiring....so after a month did you see hair in the bald spots i just started your regimem with the neutrogena n jbco earlier this mnth n it looks like an improvement too me unless i just have very high hopes my edges was completely bald too wish I would have been read your blogs (:

Shernika Taylor said...

I lovvvee this its soooo inspiring....so after a month did you see hair in the bald spots i just started your regimem with the neutrogena n jbco earlier this mnth n it looks like an improvement too me unless i just have very high hopes my edges was completely bald too wish I would have been read your blogs (:

Shernika Taylor said...

And one question in this process am i suppose to put relaxer on my sides?