My braids break is here!! Thank you Lord! Now, I can train for my marathon, hit up Thailand and Singapore and celebrate the rest of my fingers for a couple months. *does a praise dance* Ha-le-looo! In the meantime, my tender headedness has caused me to have a slight headache from the heavy handed braiders πŸ˜” Praying to be able to style these without wincing in a few more days. No more real hair updates until after I take them down sometime in November. Bye dolls!

My braids break is here!! Thank you Lord! Now, I can train for my marathon, hit up Thailand and Singapore and celebrate the rest of my fingers for a couple months. *does a praise dance* Ha-le-looo! In the meantime, my tender headedness has caused me to have a slight headache from the heavy handed braiders πŸ˜” Praying to be able to style these without wincing in a few more days. No more real hair updates until after I take them down sometime in November. Bye dolls!


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oh my gosh . . . I have so many questions! I don't even know where to start? Your hair is gorgeous!!! When you speak about weaves. . . how? What? Do you braid up all your hair? Where wigs? What is your regimen... I am so curious! Your growth is admirable.
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Thank you very much :) When I get tired of twisting, braiding, Bunning, etc., I get sew ins or mini twists or some other style where I don’t have to do it myself. With sew ins, I usually have a bit of leave out (for natural looking parts and blending), so that gives me an idea of my length without having to sacrifice all my hair to flat irons and curling irons. Patience and not bending to my and everyone around me wanting to see my hair straight is what has helped my growth. The ‘no heat’ life pays off for me. I blow out my hair usually for trims twice a yr or so. Hope I answered your questions!


I’m making good on my promise to do a length check for my 4 yr progress. It’s been four long years of transitioning to natural and 1 1/2 of being fully natural. I will have braids for the next 8 weeks, so I wanted to get in a quick check before I forgot. I measured 20 1/2 inches in my front and back crown area. I started to measure more but it was midnight and sleep was calling me! My last trim was in June but I’m going to aim for December for the next one. I was aiming for waist length (just to see if it was possible for me) and am almost a few inches from tailbone! I contribute my length retention to no heat (the desire to straighten is usually calmed by a protective style of some sort, like weave or mini twists), drinking loads of water and low manipulation. I do wash weekly but lately, that’s been stretching to two weeks lol! I know a lot of the journey is a mental one but be strong and try not to buckle to those stereotypes that have been engraved in our minds about our own hair. Healthy hair is the only thing I’ve ever been concerned with and that is possible whether you straighten, relax or not. I was itching to flat iron it but opted for my blown out braid-out look instead. Just a little inspiration for my friends out in Tumblr land…happy growing! *air kisses*


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Ooooh I’m jealous!

All this beautiful healthy hair!

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……Ahhh, soooo like I was saying, let’s be responsible consumers and do our research AND responsible influencers/health professionals and not promote BS!!!
___________________________________
#SomebodyHadToSayIt #BoycottWaistTrainers ❌ #ImOkWith #LosingFollowers #ForSharingTheTRUTH #IMightHaveJustSavedYou #AnExpensiveMedicalBill #PleaseDoYourResearch #OnTheHealthRisks …. HEALTH BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE!!! Please TAG whomever you think should see this image. It’s important we, as a health & fitness community bring attention and awareness on this topic. ✊ (at www.litalewis.com )

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