Sooooo I haven't really done any of the changes that I set out to do to get back babying my hair. I'm actually in a waaaaaay better state (of mind) now than I was before, and I know that it was affecting my health. I feel a lot better now. Anyways, I wanted to go back to wearing my hair in twists but I can't even think about doing my entire head. Back then my hair was a lot shorter (and I was much more disciplined ) So I have another plan...
I tried the styling creme from Urban Hydration and y'all.....that was an absolute mess! Either it didn't mesh well with my other conditioner or it's just crappy and flakey. At first I was like whoa this hold kinda strong...then it was sticky. Once it dried then came the flakes. I "undid" the damage by revisiting some old products. I really like the Palmer's Repairing conditioner, it has just the right amount of thickness for me and it clumps my hair well. I've gotten use to the weird ass coconut smell now too lol On top of that, I used Shea moisture's Curl Enhancing smoothie. I don't think I've used that since I first went natural. I know I didn't know how the hell to use it either I probably plopped it on and went with it.
Anywho, I got great results from that combo and i'm very happy I think I'm going to have to learn to work with my hair in a wash n go like state and just start protecting it this way. I've been loving styling cremes for my hair! I put my hair in two plaits tonight after I put the CES on the ends of my hair. I might baggy my ends tomorrow.
A few weeks back I did Ryler styler rollers and I got a different result. It might be because of the conditioner I used, I'm not sure. Anywho, it was suuuper fluffy and I liked it. I'll include photos of it. I probably took the photos after a week with the style, so it had expanded a bit more than before.
The second batch of photos is how my hair is looking now. More shrinkage but I don't mind. So my short term goal for now is just to keep my ends moisturized. If and after I make that a habit, I'll work on some other stuff haha (Overall, my length looks more or less the same)