5 Months Post Big Chop Length Check and Hair Update

5 Months Post Big Chop Length Check and Hair Update. In this post I do a quick length check on my five months post big chop natural hair. I also share some pictures of my hair in its blown out afro state. Marsha's Journey

Hi there! I hope you are having a great Sunday or whatever day it is when you are reading this. Today’s post is just a quick catch up and length check on my hair.

So I did the big chop at 10 months post big chop on the 23rd of July I think…I can’t remember exactly but the end of  this week would make it 5 months since I’ve big chopped.



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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Wash and Go is Not Turning Out Right

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Every time I scroll down my Instagram feed I see beautiful naturalistas showing off the most perfect curly hair and I think how wonderful is it. But for every one of these posts there are a whole host of followers in the comments complaining about bad hair days and bemoaning the fact that their hair is not turning out like that. As I go about my day almost everyday I’m asked multiple times whether in person or online : “How did you get your hair like that?”; Followed by “how can I get mine to look like that?” After directing them to my blog or Youtube channel I usually ask a few questions to see what they are doing wrong and offer some specific solutions. And while everybody’s hair is different and no set of rules apply to everyone I have noticed many commonalities among persons who complain that their hair just doesn’t turn out right or is dry, frizzy, undefined etc. I have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons your wash and go is not coming out right and not to worry I will be offering some advice on how to fix these problems. So if your wash and go keep turning out wrong keep reading:



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Combat Frizz and Get Popping Curls With This Protein Treatment on Your Natural Hair!

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My hair has been fully natural now for about two and a half months. Since I did the big chop I have been doing moisture based deep conditions once a week. I do not have a benchmark against which to judge whether my hair is doing great or not. However, what I know is that my curls are not clumping the way I would want them to without product in my hair. See exhibit A below- very frizzy.

 

Based on this observation and a little research I have decided to incorporate a protein deep conditioner into my routine. I know there are other things like Clay and Henna that might be able to remedy this issue but I need to do some more research before I start reaching for those Ayurvedic products. Plus I have prior experience using protein while on my relaxed hair journey so I inherently felt comfortable giving protein a try before anything else.



In picking a protein treatment I decided to forego my all time favourite ORS Hair Mayonnaise to go with something I always wanted to try but never did: the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment.

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How to Maintain Healthy Natural Hair Without Overspending

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The most frequent question I get is “What do you use in your natural hair?” So obviously people are on a quest to find products that are going to have their hair looking it’s best. Today I am going to give you a guide for how to find these products without breaking the bank.



I recently did a more condensed version of this on my YouTube Channel. You may watch it now (video can also be found at the end of this post also) if you’re strapped for time or you prefer your advice in video form.  In this post I will be sticking to the five tips I mentioned in the video but I will be expounding upon them a lot more.

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