At the start of my journey I could barely grasp the hair, but now I can get small rollers in for my rollersets. The main thing that I have been focusing on is keeping my nape moisturized and massaging my scalp with Castor oil and avoiding stress in that area. Also, when relaxing I usually relax this area last, so the relaxer is only on this area for a couple of minutes really. Under-processing my nape allows for more strength in that area. Not only have I seen progress in the length and thickness, but also the texture. It is so much softer, no longer stiff and course. Thank you Darcy's Coconut Lemongrass Transition Crème, JBCO, and peppermint oil!
I remember my old stylist used to tell my how the texture of my hair at my nape is just different than the rest of my hair and that it just wasn't going to grow. Her solution was to just hide it or keep cutting my hair short. I opted to take another route. I've mentioned before that I feel the main cause for my damaged nape was definitely over-processing. This is why it felt so course. I've also realized that my nape grows so much slower than the rest of my hair, so this plus the fact that I used to get my hair relaxed bone straight every 6 weeks was a bad combination. Check out my previous post here to read about some other causes of nape damage and tips on remedying this problem.
This area is still a work in progress. I will continue to focus on baying my nape as I have been and hope to see more progress soon. I'll be sure to keep you all updated on my progress.
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