Monday, January 11, 2010

November 2009 relaxer updates [Late]

I am long overdue on updating my blog about my November relaxer. It's so hard to have a Youtube, Fotki, Hairlista AND blogger account. Sometimes, you just seem to miss one of them because there are so many lol. But, better late than never! I relaxed at 12 weeks post on November 27th, 2009. For the first time, I allowed my cousin to relax my hair for me at the hair salon she works at. She graduated from Aveda Institute from Manhattan, and she also has a portfolio of her clients hairstyles. She's really good! And I was shocked when she asked me if she could relax my hair for me. Usually I just let her trim my ends, because she's great at that. I decided to give her a try. I went to the salon where she works at, and she relaxed my hair very nicely with a relaxer called Design Essentials Sensitive Scalp. I am not sure if it's a lye or no-lye relaxer, but it made my hair feel very nice. After she rinsed out the relaxer, she put some treatment in my hair and sat me under a dryer for 30 minutes. She rinsed it out, then proceeded with blow drying my hair with a paddle brush. She trimmed my ends, and then flat ironed. She also gave me bangs. I loved it! I was swanging it all over the place, I thought i was gonna break my neck lol. I officially hired her as my new stylist...no more Dominicans for me! My current length, when these photos were taken, is grazing APL. In 2009, I reached APL more than once, but my ends were thin and see through from the braids and for stretching out my relaxer too long. Ladies, If you're gonna stretch for 6 months or more, make sure on your relaxer day you get a nice trim. I neglected to do that in hopes of claiming length, but unfortunately it left me with dead ends. My cousin cut like 3 inches off of my ends over the summer, then the healing began. I am glad that the splits and thinness are all gone now and I can continue on to greater lengths.

Swanging it!


1 inch away from APL.


I love the bangs! Look at those ends! =]

2 comments:

LaQT said...

Your hair looks great. Like you I did a 6 month stretch and had to cut of about 2-3 inches. I am also grazing APL. I can see why you were "swanging" like crazy.

LadyTaurus said...

Thanks girl! I'm so glad u were able to stretch for that long and get good results!