Monday, June 7, 2010

Weekly Report: 3 weeks post (May 31-June 8)

I am now 3 weeks post relaxer!

This week is not so much different from last week. I wore my hair in a bun for the whole week, and combed my hair only once this whole week. I don't know if I'm going crazy or hallucinating, but I'm beginning to feel some buds of new growth sprouting up. They say your hair grows faster in the summer time so that might be the reason! This past week, the weather was HOT and HUMID, and I sweated a lot. I really felt like washing my hair in the middle of the week, but I don't co-wash because my hair hates too much manipulation. I also drank a lot of water to help keep me hydrated and also to get that hair growth going. I kept my hair wrapped up in a satin scarf every single minute I spent inside my house, despite the hot weather. I just feel so much more at ease when my hair is wrapped up when I'm home for some reason lol. It's kind of like my "at home protective style".

I washed my hair today, and for the first time finally got around to actually documenting the whole process on my YT channel. You can view the video by clicking here. I had some shedding during my wash, but I'm not sure if its because I only combed my hair once this whole week or if its a deficiency. I am taking iron supplements, but I'm going to research on garlic supplements to see if they're safe to take.

Pretty much all I did this whole past week was leave my hair in a bun, and moisturize and seal almost everyday, probably missing 2 days. Tonight (June 8th), was my first time since my relaxer to apply Castor oil to my scalp. I plan on applying it to my scalp twice a week, because I don't like too much manipulation. I also bought a few things from the beauty supply store this week. I ran out of plastic caps and duckbill clips, so I restocked on those. And I also bought my first bottle of Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor. Omg...I love this stuff! I mean, pretty much, breakage is non-existant with this product. I think I'm gonna kiss Lekair goodbye :( I have a review coming up for the Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor, so stay tuned for that.

I also got to thinking about whether or not I want to relax at 8 weeks post this time around. I mean, I haven't relaxed as early as 8 weeks post for almost 4 years! I'm a long term stretcher and it just feels....wierd! It's too soon. But during my last relaxer stretch @ 12 weeks post, I had a scary amount of shedding, so my cousin advised me to relax @ 8 weeks just for this stretch to see how my hair reacts. I dunno, its seems so early to me, but for the sake of my hair's health, I'll do it. But I'm gonna try to see if i can try to hold out for probably 10 weeks maybe? It depends on how my hair feels..Sometimes I feel like my hair has a mind of it's own..ugh.

Alright, thats my report for this week!