Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hair Update!

Two weeks post + trim
I have not updated since the last relaxer, but so much has happened! This year I decided to push my stretches from 12 to 16 weeks, and it really wasn't bad this first time. After relaxing my hair in February, I left it out for about 6 weeks before installing a sew in.
Sew in installed March '15

Now, 3 years ago (May 2012), when I started my hair journey I vowed to never install another sew in again. Then just a year later I let a friend glue a quick weave in my hair, which led to my biggest set back yet! Definitely a blessing and a curse, because it allowed me to chop a lot of my hair off and begin again from scratch. Once again, I vowed to stick with wigs or other styles that would allow me to have access to my hair.... So after all the trauma with sew ins, this past March I decide to try one more time LOL. I spent many hours researching the best ways to take care of your hair beneath a sew in, and decided to give it another shot. I only intended to leave it in for 8 weeks, but I went on a vacation at the end of May/ early June so I left it in for about 9.5 weeks. As you can see my hair is not in shambles, and I will probably get another sew in later on this year in the fall.
Blow dried texture after relaxer

I waited a few days after taking down my hair, then I self relaxed at 16 weeks post. I actually left quite a bit of texture in my hair, but I am very happy with the results. Two week later (today) I went to my old beautician so that I could get a proper trim, and record a length check. I plan to wait another 16 weeks to relax again, and after the first 6 weeks I will install another long term protective style that I am really excited about! I will also do another post which explains how I took care of my hair while in a sew in:)


  1. Jas! I had to drop in and catch up on your posts! Your progress is amazing! You are doing great maintaining those thick ends! Glad you didn't give up completely on your sew-ins. we have witnessed many who successfully maintain their hair this way, Looking good girl!

    1. Aw thank you so much for stopping by girl! I know I've been MIA, but I'm still going strong on my journey. And yes I was so happy when I took down my sew in and still had hair LOL


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