Hair Update

Time for a hair update.

An updo done with two parts

An updo done with two parts

My hair has grown (stands up and does a victory dance). Obviously my hair has grown, because that is what it does, it grows, we just have to be patient and try to retain as much length as we can. Honestly, I’ve been a little lax on taking care of my hair. I haven’t moisturized it as often as I should have and there were days when my hair would get tangles and I was too lazy too untangle it. I have to get back to treating it like silk, my hand in hair syndrome seems to be getting worse.

The Good News:
1. Again, it’s grown. The back is actually past collar bone length, the front past my nose.
2. The shedding I experienced has significantly decreased – I believe this is due to detangling more thoroughly, although not as often. I now use a wide toothed comb along with my fingers.
3. My fine and fragile strands seems stronger, mostly due to regular protein treatments.
4. My edges are filling in, thanks to castor oil and protecting them.

The Bad News:
1. My hair has started to tangle more at the roots, which I’m trying to figure out how to deal with.
2. I’ve noticed my ends are a little frazzled and I have seen a few split ends, although I dust my ends approximately every two months.

I usually get box braids/twists, yarn braids or wigs to protect my hair. I went two whole months with my hair out which was liberating and taught me how be more creative with my hair, especially for work. I ended up doing a lot of updos for workThe shedding I experienced has significantly decreased – I believe this is due to detangling more thoroughly, although not as often. I now use a wide toothed comb along with my fingers.

Here are a few pics:

Shrunken hair style

Shrunken hair style

 

My edges are growing back!!

My edges are growing back!!

 

An updo done with two parts

An updo done with two parts

 

How it looks from the back

How it looks from the back

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Categories: My hair, Zimbabwean & African Natural Hair | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

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12 thoughts on “Hair Update

  1. Maz

    gorgeous hair Tafi,am natural too and I found your site through the yarn braids search

  2. Maz

    same to you!thanks

  3. Tatenda

    Hi Tafi I’ve just come across your blog and i’m enjoying reading your posts. Your hair is looking great.
    I just wanted to find out what feedback/comments that you get about your natural hair from family, friends, colleagues etc.
    I stopped relaxing my hair towards the end of 2012 and now starting to think about ditching the box braids. I need to prepare myself lol

    • Hi Tatenda, thank you.
      I’m actually writing a post about that soon; reactions from people around me.
      Honestly, the feedback at the beginning was mostly negative, especially from women. But they got used to it, and as my hair has grown, I’m now getting a lot of positive comments. My parents and boyfriend were actually really encouraging, they thought it was great that my hair was mine and I was taking care of it. Their comments mattered most. My female colleagues were the worst, I got comments like, ‘don’t you have money to do your hair?’, Lol… I got a lot of positive comments from strangers though, especially naturals… So it was about 50/50.

      • Tatenda

        hi Tafi

        Good to hear that you got positive feedback from people that are close to you. I really wonder why some women are so negative about our natural hair.

        i actually wore my hair out recently and got positive and one negative (hanzi it looks like a bushman’s hair lol). I wore my hair in two goddess braids and my work colleagues loved it. I never got as many compliments before when i wore my hair in braids.

        What i’ve learnt so far is to be confident in my how my hair looks – or fake it even when i don’t think it looks as good.

        Regards,
        Tatenda

      • Bushman’s hair, lol… It’s a mindset, hopefully it will change as more women see other women like yourself, rocking their natural hair confidently. Am glad you mostly got positive responses though, that helps 🙂

  4. Hello Tafi. You have a cool blog. And you’re a cutie too. 🙂

  5. Tanya

    Love it!!!!!!Glad to see Zim having an awakening to the natural side of things!!!!!! Well done Tafadzwa!!!!!

    • Thanks Tanya. Yeah, it excites me too, when I see Zimbos in Zim with embracing their natural hair….

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