Update: Fall Hair Challenge!

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to give you an update on how my fall hair challenge is going. It’s been about a month since I started. The first couple of weeks were easy! I kept my hair in twists. It actually felt great not having to do anything with it at night and every morning!







After that second week, I was itching to do more – put my fingers in it, try a new style, or something. That’s when the challenge began! So, I went to the beauty supply store and purchased a wig.







LOL! This was a life saver! Now, I’m hooked and am planning to buy a few more. I still keep my hair twisted, as seen in the first photo. I’ve also noticed some growth by giving my hair some rest. Overall, I am very satisfied with how things are going.

Some things to keep in mind when you are wearing wigs:

  1. Maintaining your natural hair is still very important.
  2. Never put a wig on damp hair, you can develop fungus, among other things.
  3. Wash, condition and moisturize your hair regularly. Wash at least once per week. Moisturize it daily – particularly at night.
  4. DO NOT use a stocking cap under your wig. A satin wrap or nothing at all is better. Stocking caps cut off the circulation which could lead to further scalp damage.
  5. Massage your scalp daily to promote circulation that may be prevented while wearing your wig.

I will update you again in about a month!

Thanks for reading!


My Fall Hair Growth Challenge

I have decided to do a hair challenge. For the last six months, I’ve been doing too much to my hair and I’ve noticed very little growth and lots of shedding. This is typically the time of year my hair sheds a lot.

Last week, I gave myself a good trim and put my hair in two-strand twists. Then, I pinned it up, as shown below.






As part of my fall hair growth challenge, I will keep my hair in twists and pinned up. The goal is to keep my fingers out of my hair as much as possible, only to wash, condition, re-twist, and re-pin.

It’s only been a week, so I will check in again in about three weeks. I researched and found that most people’s hair only grows an inch per month, so I’m going to test that theory.

Are you ready to join me in the hair growth challenge?

Thanks for reading!

~ Crystal’s Whole Health


Why Trim Your Hair?

Knowing when to trim your is a very important part of the process of growing long hair. Many women (and men) think trimming hair defeats the purpose of growing hair long.

BUT, when you trim away old dead ends, you make room for new healthy, stronger hair. So, here are three tell-tell signs that you need to trim your hair:

  1. You have split ends
  2. You have damaged hair
  3. Your hair is out of shape

Source: http://blackhair.about.com/od/blackhairproblems/tp/needhairtrim.htm?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews