Current Hair Info

Current Relaxed Length: blunt Full SL
Current Curly Length: 1/2 inch all over
Current Stretched Curly Length: 1 inch all over
Last Relaxer Date: January 19, 2015
Next Relaxer: May 2015
Last Trim: February 21, 2015

Current Hair Length

Current Hair Length
February 21, 2015


Hair Goals 2015

Hair Goals:

Keep hair rodded for a month
Braid out for a month
Updo for a month
Sew in for a month
Braids for a month
Reach full APL
Graze BSL before 2016

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Emergency Relaxer Update

If you follow me on Instagram, You will know that I relaxed my hair about ten days ago. Unfortunately, I had to cut my stretch short due to my ends. I know this sounds crazy. I had the twists in and thought I may have experienced some breakage. After I took them out, I realized that I did not, I started protective styling. Well, when I would do my weekly washes, I would see a few split ends with every wash. I would cut the few I would see, and I would go on with the wash and another week of protective style. But this was the same thing every week. I got a little worried that if I continued to search and destroy this way that I would 1) not have any progress with my upcoming relaxer and 2) I would cut myself an area that was shorter than the rest. I couldn't risk it. My ends were scaring me too bad. I felt like best way to determine this was with a relaxer. I mean straightening my hair could have been easier too, but why add more strain to my weakening ends anyway??? That was my logic. Anywho, I realized about four days before the I relaxed that I was going to. So I prepped my hair with a good wash and protein treatment. A few days later, I relaxed at 9 weeks post. No new details to mention on how I relax my hair since I am working on a regimen. However, I am pleased to announced that I retained length and my ends were treated and dealt with. Despite cutting the stretch, I regret nothing. I was in the business of saving my ends, and it proved successful. I am going to relax in December next. I plan on babying my ends until that relaxer. I would love to be grazing BSL for Christmas, but I will settle for thick hair that is at full BSB.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

8 week post texture shot

At 8 weeks post, this is what I am looking at. It doesn't look like much, but believe me when I say it is rough to deal with. I can't barely comb it lol. But I have been researching detanglers and I cannot wait to fully use them. 
Nothing too lengthy, but I wanted to share!!!
Happy Hump Day! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Motivating Myself MONDAY

Good morning.
I have decided to type a weekly motivation post. I need this, lol. I get into a rut about how my hair isn't as long as I would like it to be, especially since I have been on my HHJ for almost five years. However, my family keeps telling me that this is not my season: for my hair, for graduating, for a boyfriend (recently single), marriage, career, etc. It hasn't been my season for while now, lol. Here I am, 25 years old, and I am not where I would like to be. But I am going to have to keep my head up. A lot of inspirers (is that a word???) have said that a person has to be humble and grateful in their current situation before they are blessed to move up and upgrade. Well, I am very thankful. I am thankful for the knowledge I have gained so that I can do better by my hair. I am also thankful for the ability to complain, because some people cannot complain. Life gets tough, sometimes seem unfair. But if I keep my head up, I won't be so consumed by it not being my season. I will enjoy life, one day at a time. APL hair and single. Hopefully not for long though, lol.

Have a great week!

Wash Day and Length Check

Happy Monday folks. I have been extremely sick since September has been here. Honestly, I have been too afraid to wash my hair with fear that I get even worse. Yesterday, I washed it. 

1. First I prepooed with warmed conditioner and left it on for about 40 minutes and rinsed. 

2. Next, I shampooed my hair and rinsed. 

3. Next, I applied a new detangler I purchased Friday. I massaged my roots and ends with it, then I rinsed. 

4. Lastly, I applied heat protectant to my hair and sat under my hood dryer for 20 minutes. Pressed for time, I blow dried the back of my hair (trying to make it to church). Finally, I flat ironed my hair straight. 

I wanted to do a heat pass and a length check because I have been so worried about a setback. However, when I saw my hair in the mirror, I felt a small weight lifted. I fear thinness, breakage, setbacks,  a need of a big trim. But this pic was very comforting. 
Both pics were taken on the same day, just different mirrors. It looks like I am on my way to full APL soon. 

I have been considering ending my stretch early, but this pic makes me want to continue to stretch to see how much more length I can get before my relaxer day. I am 8 weeks post and 12 weeks from my relaxer. Hopefully, I can make it. 

The reason why I did not name products is because I am trying to get a regimen together. I am no where near naming products, but I believe that I have a system constructed. 
One day at a time. 


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