Stretching Relaxers

Relaxer Day | September 2016

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

most effective tactics for retaining length on a relaxer stretch

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). And now I plan to continue implementing what I learned, because it worked.  Even though

Over My Relaxer Stretch | Roller Setting to Get Me Through

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 set.  I’m hoping that having some semblance of straighter hair will get me out of

Slip???  What is Slip?

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, after having several long detangling sessions due to having two textures and a fragile line

How To | Stretch Your Relaxers For More Than 12-16 Weeks.

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 textures, one or more of these things come in and start to cause breakage and/or

Weeks 16 & 17 of My 24 Week Relaxer Stretch | Procrastinating

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 week, I want to do low manipulation styles more.  And I’ve been planning to do