Thursday, September 24, 2009

September Relaxer Update..

I relaxed my hair on September 4th but being busy and tired with work and school, I never really had a chance to update my blog. Sorry!! Well, I relaxed my hair on September 4th @ 10 weeks post relaxer. Since starting my hair journey, this by far is the shortest stretch for me. Being without box braids has made me realize how hard it is to deal with my actual hair when it is not braided. The summer heat and using growth aides and what not, has made my new growth crazy! I think i got about 1-1.5 inches in a period of 2 months, which is pretty good! I was planning on relaxing my hair at 12 weeks post, but with school opening up, and other things going on, I decided to relax it at 10 weeks. I was also experiencing a lot of shedding, so I had to shorten my stretch a little bit. Again, I relaxed with Soft-n-Beautiful no-lye relaxer with Triple Hydration Oil. Its a good relaxer, but my hair is very resistant, so i still have a few waves here and there, mostly in my crown and nape areas. I am now 3 weeks post relaxer and i plan on relaxing either at 11 or 12 weeks next time in November. In the photo below, my hair was roller setted after the relaxer, which is why it is bumped at the ends and looks full shoulder length. I am actually APL here.

A few days later, I got a much needed trim. Let me tell hair felt sooo much better. I was APL before the trim, but it bought me back up to full shoulder length..i have like 2 inches or so to reach APL again. Did you know i was APL 2 times already? lol..I no longer care about length anymore, its all about healthy hair. Healthy ends will promote healthy growing hair ;)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Jamaican Black Castor Oil results!!!

I placed my order for JBCO on July 10th, received it July 14th, and started using it right away. I used it every single day [in the morning and night] as my sealant after moisturizing with either S-curl or Wave Nouveau. On wash days only (once a week) are the times i use it directly on my scalp after my hair is done air drying. I mixed it with MN and applied it to my scalp. My hair has become thicker and longer too..i love this stuff! I will definitely be buying more of this in a few weeks! Check out the picture below!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Relaxing 2 weeks earlier...

I decided to relax at 10 weeks post instead of 12, making this the shortest stretch I've ever done...The summer heat has contributed to a lot of the growth I have this time around. Also, I've been using Jamaican Black Castor oil faithfully as a sealent after my Wave Nouveau moisturizing finishing lotion every single day. I use it on my scalp mixed with MN only on wash days though. I've done protective styles 99% of the time this summer, and only used direct heat [with a heat protectant!] only 2 times. The reason why im relaxing so early is because school is starting soon and honestly, i really dont feel like wearing my hair in a ponytail/bun. I also have a baptism to go to and many other things going on. I also decided that if i do a major trim on my ends, i will start stretching my relaxers to 6 months again just so i can be BSL by Spring 2010. You know i can not stretch that long with out braids, so if i do go along with that decision, i will be getting braids in December when im 3 months post. Stay tuned for my relaxer/trim updates coming up on Friday September 4th!