Before this month, I had been in bob purgatory for over a year.
One thing no one tells you about transitioning relaxed hair is how much breakage occurs at the meeting point between old relaxer and new growth.
Since I couldn’t bring myself to do a big chop, a stylist recommended slowly trimming off the straight pieces. This strand strategy also left me in limbo. Thankfully, an unassuming miracle brand surfaced, just as I was a ready to give up hope.
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While casting for a previous print issue, one model came in with thick, gorgeous and long hair. I was surprised because her portfolio photos showcased quite the opposite.
After commenting on what appeared to be rapid growth, she let me in on her secret; a shampoo and conditioner combo that I immediately got online and tracked down.
The F.A.S.T., short forFortified Amino Scalp Therapy, combo ($69, amazon.com) is a sulfate and paraben-free duo that works to create a healthy scalp environment where the botanical nutrients and ingredients can properly stimulate growth. A healthy scalp is the foundation to healthy hair, so it makes perfect sense.
I put the products to work just one month ago and my bob is finally past my shoulders! The hype is real; I’m convinced that this stuff helped me move past a stubborn stunted growth stage.