Welcome to black girl growing hair. This is my online diary about growing my hair and dispelling the myth that black girls hair just doesn’t grow – a myth even I have believed and used to tell people who asked why my hair was so short!
One of the reasons I started this is because all the blogs I find on this topic seem to be written by people who already know what it takes to grow gorgeous long hair and invest a lot of money and time in growing their hair. I’m hoping to help girls like me who are on a tight budget and are just learning how to grow their hair as they go along.
When I was younger, my hair was always around eye length. But for the most part, I always cut my hair. I suppose I’ve always thought it was too high maintenance and life was just easier when I had short hair (about 2inches long)
Over the years I would braid it, weave it, cornrow it etc but the Minute it was out, I was running for the scissors.
But I always wanted long hair. Weaves bothered me simply because it wasn’t my hair. I wanted hair I could comb through, that someone could run their hands through, and I didn’t have to cover any tracks. And lets face it, we can’t all afford brazillian hair. I have bills to pay!
In 2012 I decided to become a flight attendant. All I wanted was to be able to do my hair in a bun lol weaves achieved this but I hated the idea of always having to have them redone. I wanted to relax on my days off without constantly going back and forth to hair salons and working it into my schedule.
So here we are! 2013 and its time to look after my locks. My hair growth over the last 6months (since I last cut it) has been amazing. My hair keeps growing and its getting thicker every day. So now I’m fighting the urge to cut it again and just want to see how it goes. I’ve never really taken good care of it but this time round, I want to do it right.
In my next post, I will talk about my new ritual, but thought I would do an intro quickly first just to give a bit of background.
Happy growing folks 🙂