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Relaxer Update 2

So I was 10 weeks posts (about 2 months), when I relaxed yesterday.  This stretch was a bad one for me.  I traveled a lot for track and school began to kick my butt.  As a result, I became inconsistent with my regimen.   Then I ran low on products, and just started to improvise.  By the last few weeks, I was praying time would go by faster so I could come home and relax.  I’m very happy to say, my first year of college is officially over.  I got home yesterday, and immediately got to work on my hair.

I used ORS Olive Oil Professional Creme Relaxer (Extra Strength).  I’ve found that the regular formula in most relaxers leave me with under processed/texlaxed hair, which isn’t what I’m looking for at this stage in my hair journey.  I grabbed this to try it out, and I LOVED it.  I know for a fact I haven’t gotten better at applying relaxers (I’m still pretty sloppy, and I still need to work on my speed), but the results so far look great.  I got the bone straight results I wanted and it looks like I didn’t over-process my hair.  I’m so proud of myself, and will definitely stick with this relaxer from now on.

Here’s how my relaxer day went. Continue reading ‘Relaxer Update 2’

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February Updates

  • Relaxer Update 1:  I relaxed!  I don’t think I can stretch more than 3 months, not because it’s impossible, but because I’m still learning about my hair and how to deal with it in its stretched state.  It was getting very hard to deal with my two/three textures so my friend who likes to do hair did my relaxer for me(at a bargain, might I add).  We used the Optimum Care Relaxer, Regular (the one in the deep red box).  It was great because not only did she relax my new growth well, she was also able to get my texlaxed hair bone straight.  I know not many people like this because they like they’re hair to be thick, but I was blessed with already having very thick hair already, even when relaxed.  It’s why stretching for really long is harder for me, because my new growth is extremely thick, and trying to deal with both of them takes a lot of time, patience, and care,  lots of things I have to sacrifice while being away at college.  I’ll probably try to stretch for more than 3 months over the summer, when I can actually dedicate time to my hair more.
  • Rollerset Update:
    I was able to rollerset my hair twice this month.  I tried the ponytail method, and it was much quicker and easier.  My results weren’t ideal because I didn’t have access to a good dryer, but I still enjoyed the process.  I wanted to take pictures, but my camera died and I have no idea where my charger went.  I’ll try to find it so I can take some for this month.
  • I’m trying to enjoy my newly relaxed hair for a little longer than I should.  I got it done last Wednesday, and I’m trying to enjoy it until the coming Saturday.  The Sunday after that I plan on doing a doing a hard protein treatment, as well as a moisturizing deep treatment.  That means I’ve been being extra careful with my hair at the moment.  Moisturizing and sealing every night, and making sure to keep it wrapped or in a bun when I’m not wearing it down.  Also, when I do wear it down, I make sure to seal my ends very well, because I know it will be brushing my shoulders/clothes more.  As far it seems to be doing well, though.

That’s it, basically.  Next week is spring break, and I plan on giving my hair some proper TLC while I’m home. 

HHJ

Gemma 🙂

 


Hair Updates

Wearing my hair: buns

Last Relaxer: October 26, 2012

Next Relaxer: February 2012

Last Trim: June 17, 2012

Length Goal: Full Armpit length

Last purchase: Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, Dove Damage Therapy Cool Moisture Conditioner

Wishlist: Flexirod Set, Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration Leave-In & Moisturizer, Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer C.C., more miscellaneous oils, more DC

Loving: Dabur Vatika Coconut Oil Experimenting with: Sulfate-free Shampoo, using conditioner as a moisturizer

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