Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hair Update

Relaxer Update 8/15 @ 10 weeks
As usual this is well over due.... However better late than never :) . After taking out my box braids, I'd planned to take those out and install faux locs for the end of the summer. It was all going so well until I got about 20 locs in, and my braider told me to come back later?! Apparently she had some meeting that came up all of a sudden, and she really had to go. Now mind you, I live about 45 minutes away from this lady, and my appointment was at 7:30am. As I am driving home, fuming by the way, I notice these locs are extremely tight and hurt to be moved. I started contemplating if I really wanted to endure the pain for the next few nights/walk around with a stiff neck just for the sake of a cute hairstyle. (also I was really worried about my edges for real). So long story short, I ended up taking the locs out as soon as I got home and canceling my appointment. A few days later I relaxed my hair at 10 weeks post on August 15th.
Fresh Trim & Rinse

Length Check Nov 2015
Since then I've been rocking braid-outs nonstop throughout early fall. I'm so proud of the way my braidouts have been turning out, especially when bantus used to be my go-to. After 11 weeks of braidouts, buns, and 2 heat passes. I relaxed my hair at 11 weeks post on 10/30. I used my usual ORS No Lye Relaxer both times, and this most recent relaxer left lots of texture in my hair that I did not mind. Two weeks later I visited my childhood stylist for a black rinse, and a much needed trim. I try to visit her atleast twice a year to get a professional trim, because that is one thing I do not DIY.

This stretch I plan to do more bunning than braid outs because winter is here hunny! I had the pleasure of waking up to true Winter Wonderland this morning in Chicago. So that means less manipulation, drier hair, and most deep conditioning sessions. Hopefully I'll be checking back in with my new improved braid out soon, and trying some no heat curl styles for the holidays.