In the last 6 months of 2012, I wore protective styles consistently, which helped me retain some length and reaching this milestone in January of 2013.
In April,I embraced my hair once again and did not care that my twists were looking frizzy after a few days. So I rocked two strand twists and twist updo quite a lot and ocassionally wore a twist out.
At this time, I had learned that roller setting my twists gave the illusion of full hair.
Then I explored further because I wanted to have faith in my hair that it could hold styles.
Believe me when I say I enjoyed these styles. I really learned to love my fragile fine hair.
Then in June, I felt like my hair needed a break, so I started the protective style journey again.
Once I gained confidence about using extensions oneself, the sky became my limit. Marley hair became a must-have iny product/ tool stash.
So in July, I got creative more with Marley hair by adding little pieces of hair to makey flat twist updo look full.In August and September, I wore short Marley twists and jumbo Marley Hair Flat twists.
Then I took a bold step and installed crochet braids which I wore for six weeks.
I kind of got tired of protective styles by the end of October they I decided to play in my hair again. But before then, I gave myself a good trim. I believe this made my twist out and Afto look healthier and fuller.