Hair_Update_Nov_2014 I removed my crochet braids protective style and decided to let my hair ‘rest’ for 4.5 days before I go ahead and reinstall a fresh set of crochet braids (this afternoon to be precise). There is no better feeling than removing a protective style and revealing moisturized hair! I just loooove that feeling. My hair was well taken care of those 3 weeks of protective styling. Moisturizing my braids and oiling my scalp every other day or as needed really really works. After washing my hair – very basic routine: shampoo, deep treatment (Shea Moisture Strengthening Hair Masque w/ coconut milk, honey and olive oil added – no heat) and then a round of V05 conditioner because the treatment does not soften my hair the way conditioner does. I then twisted in my hair overnight. What I have come to realize is that stretching my hair with twists or braids simply emphasizes my sparse strands. My twist out hair looks ‘gappy’ / ‘stringy’ / ‘thin’ (still no definition) but forget the twists and my hair shrinks into a beautiful ball of coily curls that I absolutely love (pictured above)! So no more tedious twisting at nights for no reason. Nope. I’m just gonna rock it in all its shrunken glory 😀 I’m also not length checking (don’t need the depression haha). Its moisturized, its shiny, its healthy and that’s all that matters. Will length check in 4 months when I hit my 2 year nappiversary. Until next time, stay beautiful; stay blessed xo