I ended my relaxer stretch at 22 weeks and you already know that I cut my hair. For this update, I really just want to share my plans for my hair as I continue with these long term stretches. It feels sort of like a new beginning for me and so I want to take my hair journey back to basics. I’m at a place where my hair feels good again and
There are currently three neutralizing shampoos in my hair product stash and it’s time to figure out which one is best. The showdown is between Design Essentials Milk & Honey Neutralizing Shampoo, Elasta QP Stop Action Shampoo and Mizani pHormula-7 Neutralizing & Chelating Shampoo. I will say that none of them are horrible, but there is a very clear winner in my mind. And to confirm my opinions, I actually
I literally lost track of this relaxer stretch. I’m not sure how it happened, but I had no idea whether I had relaxed my hair in March or April. :/ That’s why every time I updated you guys there was a four week swing, lol. Thankfully after looking back at my social media posts last week, I figured out that I was close to the end of my 24 week stretch. This Relaxer
I switched to a lye relaxer like I said I would. And you know what, I’m feeling really good about it. I’ve been using a no-lye relaxer since my first attempt at self-relaxing and I never looked back. And a no-lye relaxer was a safe bet for the self-relaxing newbie that I was, who wasn’t trying to burn her hair (and scalp) off trying something new. For years I was happy with my choice.
In the first few months of my hair journey, I had to look into the differences between a Lye vs. No-Lye Relaxer and make a decision on which option was best for my hair. And I did that. I chose to use a No-Lye relaxer, Affirm Fiberguard Sensitive Scalp Relaxer to be exact. I have been self-relaxing and using this same relaxer consistently throughout out my hair journey. As my
Can I start this one with a disclaimer? Relaxing is a chemical process that can cause irreparable damage to your hair and scalp. It is very important that you do extensive research before attempting to relax your own hair. That’s what I did before I attempted my first self-relaxer and I was still scared out of my mind. Below you’ll find my tips for successfully self-relaxing.
I thought it would be fun to take you guys back to my first (second, third and fourth) attempt at relaxing my hair…at home…by myself. When I first started my hair journey, I spent hours on Long Hair Care Forum reading the archives. I was mesmerized by the beautifully luscious and long relaxed heads of hair on there. My favorite threads to read were the challenge threads because there the