In January I told you all that I’ll embark on a hair growth challenge in a bid to challenge myself to grow longer and healthier hair. I’m back with an update to let you know how it went.

First I have a confession to make. I slacked a lot *covers face* but I’ll tell you my reason, I hope you forgive me. I was heavily pregnant and I just couldn’t stand wash days, the smell of conditioners made me nauseous so I reduced my wash days to twice a month and sometimes once a month, I was lucky I didn’t have to deal with dandruff later on. I however did have product build up due to the long gap between my wash days. To remove the product build up, I used black soap or shampoos containing sulfate for that squeaky clean feel, yeah I know it’s not good but well..


After I had my baby, I didn’t also bother about my hair for a while. I stuck to washing twice a month and putting my hair in cornrows and twists.

Did I retain any length?
Yes I did! My hair is about 12 inches long, I retained about 2½ inches, it was previously 9½ inches
Some tips that helped me retain length even with minimal care includes:




Water, oil and my hair and body butter are my best friends.

Low manipulation

If you do this, I promise you, your hair will thank you.

Gentle detangling

I don’t touch my hair when I don’t feel like it or when I don’t have time. If I’m in a hurry, scarves to the rescue!

That all for now queens! How was your length retention? I hope your hair is treating you well.
♥ ♥ ♥

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  1. Ewy
    10th July 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Nice one dear👌

    • Vanessa
      10th July 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Lol! Thanks Babe

  2. Esther. U
    10th July 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Excellent Pie
    Loved this piece

    • Vanessa
      11th July 2018 / 8:37 am

      Thanks Esther

  3. 30th July 2018 / 9:20 am

    Chai see hair 😍😍. I am hairnvious 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

    • Vanessa
      30th July 2018 / 12:38 pm

      😁😀 Yours is even more beautiful. Thank you Afolake.

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