Friday, December 20, 2013

Relaxer Update Dec. 2013

Relaxed trimmed and "bumped"
I got my hair relaxed on Thursday the 19th at about 10 weeks post. And once again I was pretty satisfied with the results. I am full neck length now after trimming off a bit to even up my ends. The last three relaxers I have been trimming like crazy so I think I am about to go awhile without a trim. My ends look great, my hair is full, bouncy, and shiny, and my edges are filling in nicely.

from top to bottom dec
oct, aug.
This past stretch I kept my hair braided and moisturized under a few different wigs that I have yet to post about. I've realized that my hair benefits from less manipulation to retain the most length. I've actually been seriously considering wigging all of 2014 with the exception of relaxers. I am aiming to be full APL a year from now so I need to retain all the hair that I can.

I did get a small burn in the nape of my neck that was pretty painful. My scalp hates relaxers! I swear every time I get close to the end of a stretch I start getting all itchy scalp and I just can't help but scratch. This next stretch I am going to do my best to not irritate my scalp prior to getting a relaxer.

My next stretch will consist of...

1. 12 weeks long- brings me to mid March
2. 95% protective styling
3. Babying and massaging my edges to fill them in more
4. Atleast 3 overnight deep conditions
5. Purchasing a seamless comb



15 comments:

  1. Your hair looks so thick and healthy! love those ends!

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea! I'm trying not to be so scissor happy after this one.

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  2. Your hair looks great! It has really grown out nicely since your cut in August. I'm thinking about purchasing a seamless comb, too.

    Also, I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! Hope you accept :)

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    1. Thank you Melanie! And yes I need to hurry and grab that before my newgrowth starts to grow in. Thanks for the nomination I'll definitely be accepting!

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  3. Your hair looks really nice and shiny, keep up the good work.

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  4. You hair looks so healthy here, i'm super jealous!

    P.s. now following :)
    Mixed Hair

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    1. Thanks girl! I just hope I can maintain my full ends as it grows out. I'm checking out your blog now!

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  5. Oh gosh. First, this is the cut that my hair dreams about. You know when I'm mad as heck at my hair and I want some retribution for all of the tangles, knots, and utter disrespectful shade that it throws me every now and then. Hahahahaha! Second, my hair loves my Magic Rake Seamless comb and over night deep conditioning. You'll probably love it too!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Yea I love this cut as well!

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    2. Thank you ladies! My hair loves the Magic Rake Seamless comb, I'm going to buy my Mom one soon. I'm loving this hair cut/ growing out process but I'm also missing bunning :/... lol there's always something

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  6. Why do you want to cover up that beautiful hair with a wig? You should walk in the sun with it!!

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    1. Lol thanks Anon that's so funny...by now looking forward to my relaxer in March so I can let it flow! I just know that it grows best in protective styles

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