Kim Coles’ Grow Out Challenge

I took the plunge! I kept looking at the blogs on the NaturallyCurly Website for Kim Coles’ Grow Out Challenge and finally decided to join. The challenge “dares you to forgo bad habits during this 6 month quest for BIG, healthy natural hair.” I kept reading the blogs and thinking that my hair was in such bad condition that I couldn’t possibly join. Then I thought about it and realized that that’s exactly what the challenge is about! So I’ll be learning and taking better care of my hair for the next 6 months and forever. My goal is to grow out the rest of my perm with minimal breakage. My hair has already suffered enough.

I wouldn’t say that I wasn’t taking care of my hair, but there’s just so much to learn about natural hair. When you don’t know, you just can’t do any better.

All that to say that I’ll be blogging here and there! So far I’ve been doing separate posts. I’m not sure that it’ll continue that way. I’m taking it one day at a time.

Now to the juicy stuff…

So everyone over there had been talking about this twist and curl, so I finally decided to try it this evening. Not such a great idea to try it in the evening because I’m not sure my hair will dry by the morning. I washed my hair and deep conditioned it with Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Conditioner with some added olive oil. I used to do this on my relaxed hair and it worked out so well. I’m not sure I really liked the results on my natural hair. It did look shinier, but it was very tangled. It didn’t give me that soft finish that my Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Balancing Conditioner does.

After I rinsed out the conditioner, I two strand twisted it and rolled it on these foam rods. Hopefully I get great results in the morning. If not… TRAGEDY!!!!

This is my 15 months of natural hair. I feel like it should be more, but such is life. You can clearly see the line of demarcation and how thin the permed ends are. Good thing I stopped perming. When I see pics like this, I get tempted to just cut off the permed part.

This pic is my twist and curl.  Tomorrow I’ll post pics of the outcome. I’m hoping for the best. Edit: Memo to myself…  don’t overlap the hair when setting it on the rod. It won’t dry!