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 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
My current moisturizing pre-poo treatment was inspired by the Moisture-Drenched Pre-Poo*. Ms. Chicoro’s recipe calls for three ingredients: 1/2 cup Aloe vera juice or gel, 1-2 Tablespoons of your favorite oil and 1/4 cup of coconut oil. I have been using about a half cup of Aloe Vera Juice and 2-3 Tablespoons of Wheat Germ Oil for my moisturizing pre-poo.
When you’re on your relaxer stretch, I think there’s this sweet spot where you are so content with the way that your previously relaxed hair and your new growth are working together. The sun is shinning, the breeze is blowing and your wash days go by with out a hitch and you begin to think,
Protective Styling has been a crucial component to my growth length retention rate. And with the ease, cost effectiveness and low commitment of buns, they are a favorite for healthy hair journeyers, like myself. Of course you can incorporate braids, wigs, weaves and other methods as a protectively style on your hair journey, but my personal