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

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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, April 15, 2015

My hair is suffering

Split ends, dryness and breaking and I am babying my hair. What is it that I could be doing wrong? Who knows? I continue to work with my hair.
What am I doing now?

Well, I have been adding a hot oil treatment as my prepoo. I was hoping that this would help with the overall strength with my hair, but I have yet to discover what is going on. I have yet to find a protective style. I am still tending to my hair day after day. I was hoping to put a flexi rod set in, but the rain in lower Alabama has been rough for a few days, so I have been trying to work around the weather by utilizing my professional go-to hairstyle: the pincurl updo. Quick, sleek and out of the way, I have been working with this style all week. Today is my last work day of the week. Thankfully, I will actually have time to give my hair a good washing so that I can tend to my hair properly.

I am currently five weeks post. My goal is to stretch my relaxer until December and see what the Christmas holiday takes me. I am stretching in order to start over in my HHJ as a full texlaxed lady. We will definitely see though, The urge to bone straight relax my hair grows stronger within my soul everyday, lol. However, school and my job keeps me out of my hair. I continue to work on finding out what will save my length while I stretch. I plan on trimming my hair once a month to keep my ends blunt and to chip away the dead, overprocessed relaxed ends. The very thought of ridding my relaxed ends keep me encouraged to continue to run this race I call a HHJ.

Until next time,
Alexis

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Update Post, but no pix

Hello, ladies.
It has been a few weeks. School, work and my personal life had my full attention, and I apologize for that. I just wanted to come to you with this blog post about what's going on.

1. I am still still trying to stretch my relaxer. I wanted to announce that I am not relaxing my hair anymore until December. Do not talk about me if I do not make this goal, lol. Ok here is the logic:
I am currently transitioning to texlaxed. Some of my roots are texlaxed, but I have some NG too. However, I cannot determine what is texlaxed and what is NG. I know both are there but I cannot differentiate the two. SO, to avoid overlapping any previously texlaxed hair, I have decided to stretch my relaxer for close to nine months. I believe that 9 months will give me enough time to see the clear difference. Eventually, I want to be able to start snipping the relaxed hair away. I have even thought about stretching for an entire year, Big Chop as a natural and start over by texlaxing the natural hair and start complete as a full texlaxed head anywhere between December 2015 - March 2016. I have also considered texlaxing two more times this year and cutting relaxed hair off. I have also thought about gradually transitioning while trimming along the way. I am all over the place. I do not know where I am going to end up. In addition, I have thought about texlaxing in August and December of this year and cutting almost half of my relaxer hair off before the new year. Right now, the decision is so hard to make, so I have been considering all sides and I believe as I continue to grow in my transition that I feel like I will make the better choice for myself. Do I see myself going completely natural? I do see myself doing, but that is not a goal for me. My goal is to have a loosen curl pattern. However, I have not allowed my hair to grow out to where I could even lay eyes on a curl pattern. So that will be a first for me. I will actually see what my natural curl pattern looks like. I believe that I would go natural is my natural curl pattern is loose; however, I am unsure of the curl pattern and do not believe that it is quite loose. So we will see.

2. I am on a 60 day challenge. This 60 day challenge includes me squating 5 days a week, working on getting dental work done, take vitamins to get grow stronger nails and taking hair vitamins for 60 days. I started 4/1/15 and will end 5/30/15 and I will give an update on 5/31/15 in time for my birthday, 6/1! The goal is to have some type of life back there, to grow out my hair more and to have the remaining painful dental work done. Last year, I experienced some dental pain on my birthday. I was very uncomfortable for birthday, but I do not plan to repeat it this year. So, I will be working hard to have my teeth fixed before my birthday.

3. One day, I spoke with my mother about obtaining some braids and wearing them for a while. If you didn't know, I am counselor at a residential rehab facility. My mother and grandmother told me that they did not believe that braids had any place in a professional field. They were trying to discourage me from getting them. But I am more bent on getting them. My goal is to wear some type of braids for a month, give my hair a week to two week break and rock more braids. My goal is to stop having to comb and style my hair every morning and to protective style.

So hopefully, we will see some progress soon.
Until later,
Alexis

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