My Relaxed Hair

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6 Ways to Combat Postpartum Shedding

 With the blessing of pregnancy and a new baby, some women will experience postpartum shedding.  And after living through two episodes of it, I realize there’s probably nothing that I can do to avoid postpartum shedding.  It seems some women will experience it and others do not.  But for those of us who do

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The Truth Behind Transitioning to Texlaxed Hair

Texlaxing, Texlaxed Hair and Texturizing all seem like the best of both worlds in the battle of team natural versus team relaxed.  You get (1) more texture = more volume than relaxed hair; (2) you get more strength = less breakage than relaxed hair; (3) you get more manageability than your natural hair with the

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Relaxer Update | January 2018

Well after nearly a year’s absence, postpartum shedding and fearing the worst when it came to my hair, I can now report that my hair is alright. Whew! I was really worried about it and that worry partial fueled my disinterest in all things hair.  But between my relaxer prep wash day and this weekend’s

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Relaxer Prep at 25 Weeks Post Relaxer

After hiding from my hair for the past few months, it was finally time to give my hair a lot of attention.  If you remember, I was dealing with so much post partum shedding that it made wash days depressing.  I pretty much lost ALL my edges.  In November, I installed box braids. But because

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Sliding in real quick...

I did not mean to just drop away like that.  But it got to a point where I was either going to be half-hearted with my posts/content or I’d have to take a break.  I opted for the latter.  And even though I’m not quite ready to come back full time, I had a moment

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Wash Day at 6 Weeks Post Relaxer

I pretty clearly underestimated how busy I would be trying to sell one house and purchase another.  But I’m here trying to keep up my hair regimen as well as keep you guys updated on my hair at the very least.  This week I’m 6 weeks post relaxer and the plan was to do another hard protein

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Relaxer Update | February 2017

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

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How I Cut My Hair

How I Cut My Hair: The time finally came to cut my hair! I was anxious about losing the length but I was also so happy to no longer have to deal with thinner ends.  I recorded the whole hair cutting experience and I think that I did a pretty good job.  The “How I

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Removing My Braids & Preparing For Relaxer Day

After six weeks, I was ready to remove my box braids for a full wash day. I loved having these box braids and plan on installing them again in May.  The hair kept up so well.  There was no fraying or frizzing, which I do attribute to the hair that I chose to use (X-pression 100%

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My Experience With Box Braids

I’m taking my box braids out next week! And as I make plans for my real hair, I can’t help but reflect on my experience with box braids as a long term protective style.  When I take them out, they will have been in for 6 weeks! And that is definitely the longest protective style I’ve done since starting