So far so good... Loving my progress
I actually do not have any progress pics, sorry... I don't even know how long my hair is (hoping for full SL) because I've decided not to use any heat until my next relaxer Aug 1st 2009. Since I won't be flat ironing, I can't accurately evaluate my growth. I feel it has grown, but I am trying to stop obsessing on the growth and really try to focus on understanding my hair. I think that is where I made the most progress.
I am now on a 9 week stretch. It's going well considering my last relaxer did not take and I have a lot of new growth for this stage of my stretch. I thought I wouldn't be able to manage, but I'm doing fine. So happy.
I've scheduled my relaxers for the remaining of the year and also for the year 2010. I have an important wedding, but my relaxer falls exactly right for June 2010.
I really want to cut down to 4 relaxers a year. I don't know if I'll be able to stretch 12-13 weeks regularly, but that's my goal for 2010.
So here are my scheduled dates :
*This year doesn't count, I've already relaxed 4 times jan-mar-apr-may :*(
Aug 01, 2009 (right in time for my DH's b-day and wedding anniversary)
Oct 8th, 2009 (in time for my b-day!!!!)
Dec 22nd, 2009 (in time for you know what...)
March 17th 2010
June 16th 2010
Sep 15th 2010
Dec 22nd 2010
Of course, I won't follow this schedule to the T. I will just follow the time period and adjust according to my actual schedule. I will always relax between 11 and 14 weeks. I found that it is better to plan my next relaxer so that I know what to do to avoid unnecessary breakage and disappointment. Also, if I need to book a hairdresser and have my kids babysat, the advance scheduling helps.
All I have to say is HHG everyone!!!!!!