So, the last post about my hair was December 14, 2010. WHEW!! That’s been a while ago! My hair has grown a lot since then. I would like to thank my pregnancy hormones. lol I had my first child in 2013 and I’m due to have my second any day now. (She’s due March 19!) During both pregnancies I noticed that my hair and nails grew a lot. Yes, I take prenatal/multivitamins before, during and after pregnancy but during pregnancy is when I saw the most growth.
I started retightening my own hair in 2013 shortly after my son was born. I wanted to save money and plus I didn’t want to sit in a hair salon with a newborn for hours. So I went to YouTube to find out how others did it. Some used a hair pin. Some used a yarn needle. Some even used a paper clip. :-0 I tried the hairpin method, it didn’t work that great for me then I tried the yarn needle method. Works great!! I joined 2-3 of my locks together during the summer of 2013 because my locks were breaking off and I felt that they were too small. My locks are still small just not tiny.
For those of you who don’t know, retightening is when you tidy up your locks at the roots. That’s a good way to put it. 🙂 You are retightening/interlocking the new growth to start looking uniform with your locks. I used pliers to widen the opening of the yarn needle a little because I knew that my locks were thicker and wouldn’t fit through. It takes me two days to do my hair. I do the front half one night and the back half another night. I start around 9 pm and stay up til 12am-1am each night. So it takes me about 6-8 hours total to retighten my hair. It seems like a long time but it isn’t bad. 🙂 While I retighten my hair, I’ll watch a few episodes of my favorite shows and time flies by.
Below are some pictures of my hair before and after I retightened it. I’ll probably roll it to get some curls or plait/braid it to get some crinkles. When I do that the curls/crinkles last about 2-3 weeks.