Relaxer Updates

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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 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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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

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Relaxing my hair with a new relaxer for the first time.

I know you’re giving me the side eye right now for having yet another relaxer day post for you guys.  I mean, what do I think this is…a RHOA reunion? lol.  But please don’t throw tomatoes at me, lol.  A lot happened with my last relaxer and it was way too much to consolidate into

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Switching to a Lye Relaxer | My Initial Thoughts

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

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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

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Last week I thought I was 11 weeks post relaxer when I relaxed my hair, but when I looked back at the calendar I realized I was way off.  I actually relaxed my hair at 14 weeks post relaxer, which partially explains why my new growth was so out of control.  I was so focused

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Let me start out by saying that this was probably the most chaotic relaxer day process I’ve had in a long time.  The relaxer application went smoothly, but after that — it was sheer chaos, lol.  (Spoiler Alert: There was a happy ending, as evidenced by the picture above).

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I relaxed my hair at almost 13 weeks post relaxer using Affirm Fiberguard Relaxer (No-Lye).  And despite the slackness that went on with my hair over the last few weeks of this relaxer stretch, everything went well.  I did not do an official length check or flat iron with my hair, but if you watch