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
After struggling with retaining length for over two years, I finally saw success thanks to all of your invaluable suggestions. It really helped to get me in gear and focused on these last two relaxer stretches. After cutting about three inches in October 2015, I was able to gain it all back (see: last length check).
I have been over this stretch for the past few weeks. The tangles, the longer wash days — the wash days in general, ugh, I’m so close to throwing in the towel. But with three weeks left, I just need to calm my nerves. To help me get through this week I decided to do a roller
With the increased length of my relaxer stretches a few things have increased in importance to me and one of them has been slip. I always heard people get excited about a product (particularly deep conditioners) when they had slip. But as a relaxed head I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. However,
Normally when stretching your relaxer for 12 weeks or less, we can follow a pretty standard hair regimen: Shampoo, DC and style with minimal breakage. But for most of us when we hit 12 to 16 weeks, that’s when things start to go awry. Between the dryness, tangles and issues with styling two different hair
Last week’s braid out was ruined by a run in with some serious rain. I tried to salvage it by re-braiding that night but that was a fail. I ended up having to cowash to reset and air dry in a bun. Since then I haven’t done anything but air dry into a bun.
These past two weeks I’ve slacking on my hair agenda. I’ve been trying to consistently add a midweek co-wash as I get deeper into this stretch, but I’m finding it’s a lot easier to convince myself not to do it. In addition to adding more moisture to my hair with an extra wash day each
Still aiming for stretched and detangled new growth, I opted for a flexirod set (click here for my tutorial) after last week’s blow out. Putting my hair on the flexi rods forces me to go throughout my entire head in small sections to detangle, thus ensuring that I remove the shed hairs.
I want to do my best to document this 24 week stretch attempt so that (1) if it is successful, I’ll know what to do next time or (2) if it is a failure I’ll be able to pin point where things went wrong. Since I usually get stressed with my stretch around 15-17 weeks
…NOT! Lol, I know I shouldn’t joke about things like that, especially given the number of relaxed hair blogger who have transitioned within the last year. But not me, at least not right now anyway. I will however be attempting my first ever six month stretch and I feel like I will have to embrace