Hello my loves. It has been a while since I’ve made a struggle bus naturals post so here go.
My name is Shannon and I’ve been natural for years now and I struggle. I’ve been working on identifying my natural hair struggles and I’ve had a lil bit of a breakthrough.
- Problem number one. I have not updated my practices with my hair enough. I realized this when I tried to do a high bun and realized I haven’t done one in long enough that my prev methods were for shorter hair.
- Related to #1, I over trimmed again and my length is awkward.
- I fell off doing what works for me.
My hair is not in bad condition at all. Up under my wigs since forever, things are going well in there. I am a mostly juices and berries natural. I just am. I think I got a little caught up in the natural hair community again and that is not my jam.
I am a henna loving, handmade sheabutter using, oils and butters and herbs type natural. SO during the time where we need to be wearing masks I got me a whole ass new plan.
I am rebooting my routine and protective styling to fit what I LIKE doing with my hair, what my hair likes, and what suits my life.
The first thing I’m bringing back are henna glosses on the regular. I won’t be doing full henna treatments because our pipes are old but, a gloss goes all right.
I’m sticking with my hardcore LCO method. It is what my hair thrives on. I’ll do an updated post on individual treatments later.
I’m gonna keep doin my lil ugly Miss Celie braids.
New thing. I’ve purchased a few new headwraps. Since I am an essential worker and I ride mass transit I’ve been wearing masks out. I find it easiest to wear then around a headwrap bun.
I’m going to go back to studying more ayurveda and other herb type things. I love learning more about it and frankly I’ve done well using them.
Now, my goal is to get my hair back to full health with good ends. I’d like to repair or try to fix some of my stress hairloss. If i don’t..fine.
THEN next hurdle will be styling.
How y’all feelin babes?
And a foto of my hair as I was moisturizing and detangling yesterday.Y’all I was spent but I put my lil plaits in and got my hair fully detangled and moisturized.