Hey Folks! So I actually kept up with the frequent cowashing...averaging about four to five times a week. Around Veteran's Day weekend I stopped for a few days and then went back to it...took another break because I wanted to rock loose twists for Thanksgiving...and then went back to cowashing.
Now in the beginning my hair really thrived and I do think my hair likes cowashing/getting wet daily. But some time after Veteran's Day my hair started getting a little more tangled and single strand knots were popping up all over the place. I freaked out for a second and then realized that I haven't properly trimmed my hair since...June I believe and for me I know that I've got to trim within the two to three month range. I'm coping with the tangles for now because I want to trim on December 10 because I'm going to start following the Lunatips method of trimming the hair. I'll be doing Omega 2 which is supposed to increase hair growth...we'll see how it goes. So until then I'm going to continue to cowash until I run out of conditioner (which should be soon). I'm down to 1/4 full bottle of Tressame Naturals, 1/4 bottle of Qhmet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee, 1/2 a bottle of Kinky Curly Knot Today, 1/2 a bottle of Koils by Nature Cocoa Deep Conditioner, and finally 1/2 a bottle of Desert Essences Coconut Conditioner....oh and a full bottle of some Sunny Isle Conditioner that has way too much protein to use regularly and might be getting tossed. So why am I getting rid of conditioner? Well....I'll explain that in a later post, I promise.
So what are my next plans and what is December's challenge? Well I'm not really planning anything for December...might just wear twist outs and see how far I can stretch the style without retwisting...if not that then I might put in some mini twists after my trim since the hair will be fresh and knot free...but then that kinda ties in to January's challenge (hint hint). Who knows what I'll do but I'm definitely thinking about something to give me a break from my hair. I'm still not seeing a whole lot of retention which tells me I'm doing something wrong...I just don't know what. While I have loved the daily cowashing, I'm getting super tired of touching my hair every day, waiting for it to try and then putting it into a bun. Just feels like too much and hey, maybe that's why I didn't see a whole lot of retention from this challenge.
Anyway I'll let you guys know what I end up doing. I know it won't be extensions because...well I just don't want to put any in (not to mention the fiancé would hate it).