I still haven’t measure my hair, but I can tell how much it has grown by how much my hair hangs down my neck. Since April, I’ve been a strict CG Method follower. But, since I’m more concerned with my hairline growing back more fully, I’ve started to use castor oil again and have become more of a modified-CG follower. In June, I started to incorporate pre-poos and using sweet almond oil to keep my hair moisturized. Normally, using conditioner (Tresemme Natural) as a leave-in works well as both a leave-in and slight hold. But, with the 100+ temperatures in Northern VA, my hair was starting to feel really dry and brittle. So, first I tried using Eco gel to lock in the moisture, but I feel it was too “heavy” for my hair and discontinued. Now I’ve been using Paul Mitchell “The Conditioner” as a leave-in conditioner.
My edges are still the problem areas for me to get to regrow. So any help will be appreciated! I will have to wait to see if the castor oil will work again. I read up on the benefits of sweet almond oil to help with hair loss and have mixed the almond and castor oil together to moisturize and massage my scalp and edges. I’m going to give it awhile to see if it will make a difference and jump-start the hair growth. Only other issue I’ve noticed is a lot more hair shedding. I know it’s shedding, since the bulb is attached. But I wanted to get others thoughts on if this was a normal “shed” process?
Health & Fitness
June and July have been pretty active for me: (1) Started a new job (Yippy!); (2) Planning a move in late July and dealing with packing/movers; (3) Dealing with the commute. So, with weight loss, what little I did lose previously was wiped out due to not having the time to exercise and eat home-cooked healthy meals. I’m not going to lie … the McDonald’s workers know me by name :). But by August, I should be settled and have a routine set ,so that I can plan time to go to the gym and take exercise classes. I know I have a lot of excuses as to why I’ve haven’t kept up, but I’m ready to re-commit and finish strong for the challenge.
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Congrats on the new job Cassandra. Regarding the shedding, I had crazy shedding in the short time I used Tresemme Naturals, it was the only thing I did differently and once I discontinued use my hair stopped shedding. I now have new staple products from Shea Moisture and I have next to no shedding or breakage which leads me to believe that the whole ‘shed 50 – 100 hairs per day’ thing is incorrect because I now shed maybe 100 hairs per week if that (I keep a hair journal so I can track things like shedding).
Regarding the edges, I combed out my 5 year old locs in March of this year and they did a real number on my edges. I began using Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my edges every other day with a little water and my edges filled in pretty quickly and have grown 2 inches in 3 months.
These are the things that worked for me, hope this helps.
Oh and definitely drink plenty of water it does make a difference. Good luck!
This is a post I did on JBCO last year:
Thanks so much! I’ve been trying other CG-friendly conditioners. such as Suave Naturals, so maybe I need to go back to Tresemme Naturals. I never had an issue with Tresemme Natural, but it could be stress due to all the recent changes going on in my life. I’m going to restart using Castor Oil again, but will dilute with Sweet Almond oil. Even though my hair may look thick, its actually thin strands that are very dense on my head. Thanks for the advice!
Thanks E., I will be bringing back the Castor Oil in my routine.
Cassandra, Your hair is soo pretty. I too use Paul Mitchell “The Conditioner”. I love that stuff.
Thanks GiGi! I just started using it over the past month. Love it since it gives me definition and a slight hold if I don’t scrunch out the crunch. Overall, a good product and CG-friendly!
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