Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hair Health | Anemia Damage

Hi Curlies!

In the past year I had some health issues with a fibroid and anemia.  My hair got really thin from excessive shedding due to the anemia.  Fast forward to now and I am no longer severely anemic and my hair is growing back! Yay!  However, it is like growing out a perm all over again.  I have thick curly healthy hair for about 4 inches then its thinner for rest of my hair about 8 inches or so.  

I have decided to document my return to healthy hair as it may help someone else!  There is so much information out there about transitioning from relaxers and/or growing out heat damage, but nothing about dealing with other hair traumas.

I plan on growing my hair for another year and then cutting off the thinner ends.  I will post my progress every 3 months or so and update my weekly routine, if needed.

My current routine is as follows...

  1. Prepoo and gently detangle with coconut oil
  2. Cleanse with either Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo OR Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Co-Wash
  3. Deep Condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque for 30 min with heat
  4. Apply Shea Moisture Transitioning Milk OR Curl & Style Milk as leave-in
  5. Apply Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothing Cream
  6. Twist or Braid and allow to dry
  7. Untwist or unbraid, fluff, and style

Here's my re-growth so far..

December 2013

 May 2014

June 2014

Stay tuned! Next growth check is August 2014! :)