6 Month Stretch

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

Length Check | October 2015 vs March 2016

Hey guys! I’m dropping in to share my current length with you all.  I relaxed my hair this weekend and this is my current length (along with a comparison from my last relaxer in October).  If you pay attention to the images on the back of my shirt in the side-by-side comparison, you can see the how much longer my hair is after this stretch.  I’m very happy with my progress.  I’ve

Lots of New Growth | 23 Weeks Post Relaxer Wash Day

I made it to the (almost) end you guys!  I’m 23 weeks post relaxer and relaxer day is on the horizon.  This second attempt at stretching for 6 months was a little more daunting than the last, but I did my best to be patient with my new growth.  In preparation for my relaxer day, I wanted my new growth stretch, but didn’t feel like flat ironing.  I opted to just

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

Relaxing Six Months of New Growth

I’ve shared the results of my six month stretch, but this is how the relaxer day actually went down.  I was trying to add my snapchat story for you guys to watch at the end of this post, but it wasn’t really working out the way I wanted.  Instead, I included screen shots of the whole process.1. Relaxer day started with me gathering everything I needed to get me through

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