I thought about starting my timeline the day I stopped brushing, but then figured "what's the point?" Thought about it again when I reached a month, but once again put it off. So here I am now at a month and almost 2 weeks, being UN-lazy, finally. I stopped brushing June 7th and saw tons of sectioning within the first hour of having dry hair after my shower.
Anywho, June 25 I found myself in the hospital until the 30th due to pulmonary embolism, which is where I got my first taste of the negativity that comes with being nappy headed. During intake I was accused of having lice, not the bugs mind you, just the eggs, (because that makes all the sense in the world) so they were going to have to shampoo and comb my hair. I'll admit, I wasn't too far into the process, but I did cry. Not only was the thought of them combing my hair heartbreaking but I was also extremely humiliated to see the intake nurses standing outside my room laughing as they watched me cry. I'm pregnant, they've just found multiple blood clots in both of my lungs that could kill me and my unborn child, and I'm wondering if I made a mistake by leaving my 2 year old asleep at home without telling her goodbye first and these people want to make fun! Anyways, I told them they weren't getting near my head with a comb. So for the next 3 days I sat in my hospital bed while the doctors and nurses are in and out of my room wearing protective garb and when I leave my room I'm ordered to wear a cap so as not to infest anyone else. After 3 DAYS OF HUMILIATION I'm finally able to get someone to come in and check my head, give the all clear AND an apology and everything is hunky-dory again. No more leper Mokey. For now. A month in I really don't feel like I've made too much progress. My hair separated really fast, and then pretty much hit a stopping point. No knots, no loops. I was using a knotty boy shampoo bar which tends to make my scalp pretty itchy so I've recently switched to Dr. Bronner's. Once a week I spray my hair with a pink salt spray and follow that with my bs wash. My sections seem to be tightly twisted (not sure if that's normal and I don't think it would show up in a picture) with looser hairs wrapping around them, holding the twist in place, if that makes sense.
1 month (and 2 days):
Still have a couple of clumps of hair that just don't seem to want to join any of their peer groups. At almost a month and a half I feel like progress has come to a complete halt and possibly even gone back some. It has rained here every day for the past month and is EXTREMELY humid. Should I be trying to protect my hair from the elements or just let it be? I duuunnnnooooooo. Will update again on the 7th.
updated by @brandy-alanna: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM