March 25, 2015

Relaxer Prep Wash Day…

I’m just about 15weeks post relaxer and I’m ending my stretch this week.  I was planning for 16 weeks but I don’t want the hassle of relaxing my hair over Easter holidays. I just want to relax and spend some time with my family.
Relaxer prep hair products 

March 23, 2015

My Hair Lately…

I have skipped a couple of wash days because I haven’t been doing much to my hair.  My weekly regimen hasn't changed and my style of choice has been flexi-rods and buns. While bunning,  I used the tension method to stretch my new growth with a blow dryer. The tension method is simply stretching your new growth with your hand and blow drying your hair so it dries in that stretched state.  The tension method does a great job in stretching my new growth but the process could be tedious and overwhelming. If you’re strapped for time do not attempt this because, you could get frustrated and impatient which will lead to you mis-managing your hair, which ends up breakage. Flexi-rods is another great method to stretch your new growth.
Flexi-rods as my go to style

March 21, 2015

Am I Texlaxed???…

My first self relaxer in December 2012 left me with severe under-processed hair that I opted to get a relaxer by my hairdresser 6 weeks later on February 2013. In 2014, I mastered the courage to attempt self relaxing again and haven't looked back since. I knew for sure I didn't want bone straight hair but not texlaxed hair either because that almost looks natural.  Then I realized there are various types of texlaxed texture, which are tightly coiled or loosen pattern. I chose the loosen pattern. I don’t comb through my relaxer, but smooth it out with my fingers and I also add natural oils to buy me some more time during processing time.
My hair texture after relaxing it

March 16, 2015

My New Growth @ 12 Weeks Post…

Waving a big hello to you guys. I know I haven’t posted in a little while but I’m working on improving that. I've also been keeping up with all your blogs.

I’ll be honest my stretch wasn't going so well when I was 8 weeks post relaxer. The single strand knots were driving me crazy and I was wondering how I would make it to 16 weeks with this nightmare.

Air drying my hair loosely simply wasn't going to cut it anymore so I decided to try flexi-rods and I must say it made my life a lot easier. My new growth was stretched, the number of single strand knots was reduced, my hair was loose, and so I didn't have to worry about any tension from my hair being pulled in any direction.
New Growth @ 12 Week Post Relaxer