Saturday, March 8, 2014

Relaxed Hair journey post - I texlaxed for real on July 23rd '09 (July 28, 2009)

I relaxed, or should I say, I texlaxed. It was late when I finished so I did just a little blog about it. Here are my impressions of my third relaxer since the start of my journey.

At the beginning of my journey, I had decided to texlaxe instead of relaxing bone straight because I thought my hair would benefit greatly from this technique. I must say that it is working nicely. My hair is not as fine and thin even the first day. Usually, people complain that the hair has no body or volume when it was just relaxed and stays like that until one or two washed. Not so for me, this time. After I deep conditioned, applied leave-ins and air dried, I went to bed with the scarf method while my hair was still a little damp. Next morning, before work I moisturized and sealed and went to work with my hair down just to see and feel how it was. I should have bunned, my ends were dry at the end of the day.

I think texlaxing is for me. I don’t know how I will handle the two (or three) textures when my hair is longer but for now, I like it.

My hair didn’t reach shoulder length (close but no cigar – stupid layers). I was hoping, but I realize my hair grows really slowly. But at least it grows… and I’m still growing out some damage so it’s not 100% healthy and retaining length easily. Also, because I insist on self-texlaxing (and doing everything else myself), and my technique isn’t on point, I may battle damage here and there. But, since my hair is short, I am willing to risk it because I need to learn this and be able to do everything for my hair myself.

My stretch wasn’t as damaging as I feared. My next stretch is set for 10 weeks (next relaxer : 09oct09). Even though I didn’t reach 9 weeks this time (I had 1 week to go), I feel that my hair was so under-processed last time that it gave me tools to handle stretching and I am not afraid to skip directly to 10 weeks.

I love this journey...

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