Phew let me tell you this has been the summer of all summers here in DC. We have had 100 degree heat for weeks! My hair is enjoying food grade Aloe vera gel, caster oil and vegetable glycerin in the heat BTW. I also made a batch of Flax seed gel, tested out a humectant by Safi Haircare, did a chunky twist out and another shingle set. I also had a very disturbing discovery... All this amidst quite a few wash and go days and a total lack of keeping up with the blog here *hides face*. The back-log will be up like- every day this week lol.
I cut my hair appropriately just in time it seems though. I see a few other lovely ladies have also taken to the scissors (Texture Playground - I see you! and chisellecouture not to mention celebs like Janet, Crisette, and Solange). It seems that once we (black women) meet or reassess our hair goals and self image we realize what is easy, what is cuter :-), or that the thrill of CHANGE is so close at hand. It is just hair, and it WILL grow back. My decision to cut my hair was made easier because now, after 9 yrs natural, I know my hair grows, I know it can look excellent long, but I know it can also look excellent short.
I am at a crossroads however. My roots tell me I've gained about an inch of growth since my trim and color a month and a half ago. The color growth is hidden in the masses, so I'm not too worried about that, but I really wanted to keep a short chic style for the summer. It's fighting back! I have not decided what to do yet, but I'm leaning towards a trim in a few more weeks.