Checking My Length and My Ends | January 2016 Wash Day

Flat Ironing Wash Day Fancyflairlady
Last weekend was the half way point of my relaxer stretch and I have been doing a really good job of not using any heat on my hair, so with the new year upon me, I decided to blow dry and flat iron my hair to see how my hair was doing.  I was curious about my length, but even more importantly I wanted to check on my ends.

 Wash Day Routine.
I’ve been sampling out this new Pre-Poo combination of Aloe Vera Juice and Wheat Germ Oil.  So far I’m liking it.  I let it sit on my hair for 20 minutes before rinsing. I shampooed with Shea Moisture’s JBCO shampoo and deep conditioned with my current fave, Silk Elements KeraMinerals Smoothing Deep Conditioner, for 30 minutes.  After rinsing and allowing it to t-shirt dry for 5-10 minutes, I applied GVP The Conditioner and CHI Silk Infusion to my hair.  I blow dried with my new blow dryer (which I’ll tell you more about on a later date).  Even though I was 13 weeks post relaxer I wasn’t too concerned with getting my roots super straight so I went with slightly larger sections for flat ironing (larger than 1 inch sections to flat iron).  But I did have the flat iron was turned all the way up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit spraying my hair with Proclaim Spray On Glosser just before flat ironing each section.

 

The Results.

 

When I was done, I recorded a video of my length check (above).  In my haste to get the video recorded and get out the door, I didn’t take a still picture for comparison.  And I’m still kicking myself for the brain fart.  But below you’ll find my attempt at screen shooting a still from the video, but if you want to see how my ends are and where my hair is overall compared to my October 2015 length check watch the quick 1-minute video above.
 January 2016 Length Check Fancyflairlady
With maybe an inch of growth and my ends looking to be in decent shape, I am extremely happy with where my hair is half way into this relaxer stretch.  I plan to keep up my current wash schedule and hopefully with my next length check I will see continued success with maintaining my ends and adding length.

 

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13 Comments


  1. Your ends are in great shape. Looks like 6 month stretches works best for your hair. I only flat iron my hair on relaxer day and now you are making me miss my straight hair.


  2. Your hair looks so full and healthy! I'm over here haircrushing lol! I think your ends are in great shape, also. You have me curious about the Silk Elements KeraMinerals Smoothing Deep Conditioner too. I might need to add that to my wishlist.


  3. Thanks, Tomes. But…Avert your eyes and steer clear of the flat iron until your next relaxer! lol


  4. Thanks, Afton. I've increased my moisture game a lot. It's a lot of work, but its working.


  5. I commented on your video but – GORGEOUS!!!


  6. Your ends are looking lovely! Congratulations on all the length retention. Ends can be so stressful…

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