June GOC Update: Miss Leah (#7)


by Miss Leah of A Diamond Through the Fire

I can’t explain how thrilled I am with my hair growth process! Almost a year ago, I told my fiancé I wanted to get a sew-in (weave) for our wedding day. His reply was, “Why don’t you grow your own hair?” Wooooow, I’d never thought to grow my own … CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

I began searching online for assistance in growing out my own hair. While stalking Curly Nikki for hair tips, I saw a post with Shelli of Hairscapades. It was love at first curl! Looking at her hair and reading her story encouraged me. If she could do it, I knew that I could attempt to do it. At the time, she didn’t have a blog, so I went to Curly Nikki’s site to see if there were any updates from Shelli. After some time, Shelli started up her own blog, Hairscapades! I was thrilled to say the least! She began the GOC sometime after that and I decided to join. I didn’t have anything to lose (besides straightening my hair weekly!).

It has been a long road, but it was totally worth it. It took months of experimenting to find the right balance for my hair. TRIAL and doggone ERROR before I finally perfected my routine. Loads and loads of patience was needed to perfect my unruly day 2 twist-outs and tons and tons of products to get my curls to lay just right. I didn’t know what I was in for in the beginning, but I STUCK IT OUT.

I am sooooo glad that the GOC was my starting point. If I hadnt joined, my hair would probably be shorter than the 08/10/11 picture. I went from heat damaged to healthy hair. Though it’s been a rough road, it’s been well worth it! I want to thank all of the hair gurus for their constant encouragement though this journey: Shelli of Hairscapades, Nikki of Curly Nikki, Wes of Spiced Honey, Michelle of Radiant Brown Beauty, Rece of A Hair Story (she is also the reason I started this blog) and countless gurus on YouTube: Naptural85, Haircrush, LeobodyC5 and Longhairdontcare2011. I literally went on all of these pages DAILY searching for assistance with my tresses :). I look forward to waist length by next year!!!


Want a sneak peak of Miss. Leah’s wedding day hair?!? Check it out here!

And check out her other GOC- The Sequel posts here:
Initial Submission
April Update

Want to see where it all began with the first GOC? Find Leah’s entrée into the first GOC here:
GOC Contenders – The Fourth Wave


3 responses »

  1. So after reading this post I peaked at your blog. Lol, that’s what lurkers do. I love the wedding hairstyle and I’m happy that you took your fiance up on the growth challenge. More importantly, despite your family losses, I am encouraged that you “Stand” (a little Donnie McClurkin). Truly God is a Father to the fatherless, and your story typifies that.

    Blessings on the big day and beyond.


    • Awwwww thank you so much *tear* I’m always excited to know someone has checked out my page!! Though I’ve been through a lot, God has remained faithful. Stand was my moms favorite song to sing at church 😉


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