HIIII Loves! Eeeeeeek, I haven’t done a curly hair diary post in a while so thought I’d share some pictures through my curly hair journey. If you go back to my very first post here on my curly hair journey you can read more about how it all began. This is more of an update on how my hair looks now compared to before. 🙂
Looking back to 2012, I remember that’s when I decided to start taking better care of my hair. I tried numerous times going the “no heat” route but would fail; I always gave in. It’s like you try but out of no where, “Oh, Leyla! Next week I’m celebrating my birthday!” So then what? Well, I thought the only way to look nice was straightening my hair. Every outing, every occasion, I would straighten my hair. I would last probably 2 weeks at most but then started back up with my hot tools.
One summer day in 2013, I decided to put myself to the test, I started with a small goal– no heat for one whole month. SO I did it– went a whole month with no heat. I then went two months with no heat. Let me tell you, a couple months into my journey, I seriously started seeing a difference and loved it! Seeing the results and curl pattern changing I was excited to continue and kept me motivated. Even though it became easier to not put heat in my hair, around the holidays and my birthday, I still did in fact straighten my hair. 🙁
Fast-forwarding to today, my hair is completely different; I actually have curly hair! I have maintained doing my
weekly coconut oil treatments but not as often as I should be doing them. I’ll admit, I’ve gotten really lazy keeping up with treatments but I at least try making sure I get treatments in twice a month. Since my journey began, I have gotten three hair trims, dyed my hair, and straighten it. I don’t straighten it often though and fewer times then before when I would during the holidays. I could honestly count the times I have. In 2014, I put heat in my hair 4 times and in 2015 (so far) zero times :D!
I now love my hair and I am so so happy to see all the ladies I’ve inspired through my journey. It’s not easy and takes lots of patience but in the end, it’s all worth it. My tip to you: try taking a “progress picture” monthly so you can see the changes in your hair pattern and hopefully that pushes you to continue. You don’t know whom you’ll be inspiring as well 🙂 ♥
Who doesn’t love happy healthy hair? Let me know about your curly hair journey…how’s that going for you? I’d love to hear about it!