Help... 8mos in and still a twa

NaturallyCrissyNaturallyCrissy Posts: 2Registered Users
hey all,,

HELP! I have been relaxer free since September 2012 and did TBC on december 2012. I have had a rough go with the natural route. I think that I am a 4b girl and I do use Shea Moisture products. I also use Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner when necessary but Im not gaining length. I just need some direction...dont wanna go back to the creamy crack lol.


  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Welcome! Relaxer won't help you gain length, is shrinkage or breakage the issue?

    You can try speeding up growth with regular scalp massage (some swear by sea kelp bioferment), daily physical activity (get your 10,000 steps every day) and a balanced, varied, nutrient dense wholefood diet. You might also try products aimed at hair loss/ growth such as Regenepure or Komaza Care.

    If you have an issue with shrinkage check out YouTube for styling/ stretching/ accessory ideas. Personally I adore the look of a TWA with an oversized flower.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • NaturallyCrissyNaturallyCrissy Posts: 2Registered Users
    I guess you could say shrinkage.... the curls are so tight that they are extending... my hair is dry and I need some moisture.. ahh its so confusing and complicated or maybe it isnt
  • emmmadilemmmaemmmadilemmma Posts: 8Registered Users
    Scalp massage does help a lot. Mix scalp stimulating essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, or peppermint into your carrier oil of choice (I recommend jojoba because it's similar to the oil that your scalp naturally produces), massage the oil mixture into your entire scalp for 5-10 minutes, then wash it off with a moisturizing shampoo. Make sure you get your scalp completely clean afterwards, because oil buildup on the scalp can slow down hair growth. Also, I've noticed that my hair has been growing at a faster rate since I started taking biotin vitamins.
    2B, medium textured, medium porosity

    CG since Sept. 2012

    Cleanser: Jason Dandruff Relief Shampoo (sulfate free)
    RO Conditioners: Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner, Nature's Gate Jojoba
    Gels/Styling Products: DevaCurl B'Leave In, AG Cosmetics Re:Coil, Aussie Instant Freeze Gel, BSRHG
    Protein Treatment: IAgirl's gelatin protein treatment
    Amla treatment every other week

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