This is my current hair length! This picture was taken 3 weeks ago when I was blow drying my hair.
A few days later, I blogged about My Lazy Hair Routine For The Past Weeks That Works which was basically doing simple braids, leaving my hair alone and wearing buns on the rare days when I had to go out. As a natural hair teen, it worked fine for me.
I never claimed that it was perfect, grew my hair 50 inches or changed my curl pattern.
It was simply a lazy routine cycle that worked for Me. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I am a self proclaimed lazy natural and I’m not big on hair regimens.
I write a lot of topics that are invaluable for other busy/lazy naturals like me. Some are:
In My Lazy Hair Routine , I talked about the 3 hair products that I found myself using repeatedly:
– Coconut oil.
– Shea butter.
– Organics hair mayonnaise by Africa’s best (mostly on my ends).
I told you how I rarely moisturised and still survived with my hair intact. I told you how dryness became an issue at one point, how I took care of it and how I avoided breakage.
I also said that I’ll answer the question “Was this routine a good or bad phase for my hair?” in another post. This is it.
The good things that happened from leaving my hair alone
1) I haven’t detangled since my last wash day. Did you notice that? I didn’t need to since my hair was mostly in braids.
2) I have lots of new growth. They are so springy!
3) My ends were less exposed.
4) My hair took a big break to rest and recuperate from My Braid Out Marathons
5) I didn’t suffer from breakage thanks to my organics hair mayonnaise.
6) My hair remained stretched.
7) I spent more time reading and didn’t have to worry about things like planning hairstyles in advance.
The not so good things that happened from leaving my hair alone
1) I ignored moisturizing so my hair got dry and I felt guilty sometimes.
I honestly can’t think of anything else 🙂
Why didn’t I suffer massive breakage?
I made sure my hair was thoroughly detangled on that wash day before I started the braids and leaving my hair alone routine. The braids kept my hair from getting tangled again which meant less breakage for me.
Also, the hair mayonnaise is a light protein treatment and also contains water which is why I love putting it on my ends especially.
It was my lazy moisturizer and breakage insurance.
The truth about this post:
This routine was just my hair laziness in writing. It isn’t a defined or strict routine. It’s not set in stone. It’s a random routine with two main recurring themes; braids and leaving my hair alone.
Do I regret going with this crazy routine?
No, I don’t. I have done worse.
Does this mean you should ignore your hair?
Despite my lazy natural hair routines, I take care to make sure that my hair remains healthy.
So if I notice that anything I am doing or not doing to my hair is causing damage, I will stop it immediately. I hate breakage, limp hair etc.
If it works for you, go for it. If it doesn’t, stick with what works for you. Every hair is different.
I tackled problems like this in my post Are You Tired Of Hair Regimens Or Can’t Nail Down One? so if you’re facing a regimen problem, do check it out. It’ll help you out greatly.
And yes, the part two of that post is on the way :). I know a lot of readers enjoyed that posts because I covered a lot of categories that you might fit into.
I’ve been honest about my crazy hair routine and I’d love to know yours, normal or crazy!
What is your hair routine?