Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Relaxer & Trim update @ 25 weeks post


I texlaxed my hair at 25 weeks post relaxer, this is the longest relaxer stretch that I have ever done and I don´t think that I will be doing another one that long anytime soon.
This time around I did not use the just for me texture softener, I opted for the Revlon lye relaxer regular strength and the results were really good because it left a lot of texture in my hair. The just for me texture softener is good but it left some parts of my hair straight after application and since my aim is to leave as much texture as possible in my hair I guess I will not be using it any more.

                                            Texture turned out just as i had imagined it.





The other thing I did different this time round was to only apply relaxer to the areas where my curls are too tight. I left out the nape and the sides because the curls in those areas were loose enough to pass as texlaxed. I got this tip from Tendayi of africanhairblog.com (Thanks Tendayi).
As always, I used the half and half method to apply the relaxer to avoid over processing my hair. I proceeded to do a mid protein step using the L’Oreal total repair immediately after rinsing off the relaxer. I immediately followed with my motions neutralizing shampoo and rinsed it off after a few minutes. After the relaxing process was done I neutralized my whole head just incase there was still relaxer left in and then I deep conditioned with the lustrasilk mango Shea butter cholesterol.
Since I wanted to flat iron my hair, I did not want to use my home made leave in so as not to weigh down my hair. I ended up applying the Gliss kur liquid silk leave in conditioner and the chi silk infusion serum and proceeded to air dry.
                                                  These are the ends I cut off.

I knew I had to trim off some hair since I had suffered a setback a few weeks earlier but I didn´t know how much, on straightening my hair it became clear that I had to cut off a lot. 
The ends of my hair were just too thin for my liking. The thin ends were at mid back length, so I would say that I was mid back length for a minute. I ended up cutting my hair back to right above bra strap length. And since I am joining the Gahl length retention challenge 2013, I am hoping that the length I lost will grow back in time. 

I will be doing reviews on all the new products very soon, I have to keep looking for new products because I now have more texlaxed hair than relaxed hair and unfortunately the products I used to use just don´t work as good any more. 
Please excuse the poor quality of my pictures, I am trusting God for a new camera since mine broke.

Have you had to cut off thin ends lately? what are you doing to retain length?


17 comments:

  1. I am going to cut off about 3 inches of my bone straight relaxed ends in June at 6 months post telax. I can't wait! I want to get rid of these thin ends this year to be 100% texlaxed. Your hair looks so good after the cut. I know it was alot, but look how much fuller and thicker your hair looks!

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    1. Ohh thank you, it does really look much better after the trim, relaxed ends really look terrible compared to texlaxed hair, i wish you all the best in your texlaxed hair journey too!

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  2. Trimming is a bit painful but the end result justifies it. Nice growth there!

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  3. Thank you! That´s right, those ends had to go. it is better to have short healthy hair than long hair with struggly ends.

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  4. I like the texture and thickness of your hair. And I'm sure you'll be back on MBL in no time!

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    1. Thank you dear, i hope it won´t take too long ;)

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  5. Hello dear
    I've finnally read thru all ur blogs since 2011, n I'm quite impressed. Heard of ur blog 4rm Dr Fomsky n indeed I'm proud of my relaxed african hair. I ve a very coarse hair, very difficult 2 realx n even straighten. Its always wild difficult 2 tame I can hardly pack it in 2 a bun its dry. Tell me what shld I do 2 ds hair of mine pls I need answers

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    1. Hi Odibo,
      I am so sorry to reply you too late. for some reason i did not see your comment :( I would suggest you get a good moisturising conditioner and a good leave in moisturising conditioner to help soften your hair. This will definitely help to keep your hair mangeable.

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  6. hiii.i love you guys :) quick question.i normally texlax using Sta Sof Fro - Blow Out Relaxer n iv been getting great results...until today!!i have 2 textures,some r straight,some are curly.it still has volume tho.so,is it possible to try texlaxing again?if so,kindly share some tips :( and how long should i wait before trying again?thank uuu. God bless

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    1. hi Wakesho,

      I am afraid texlaxing again will make the straight parts even straighter and weaken them even more which might cause breakage in the future. If you can manage the two textures that would be better for you. Did you want your hair to be curly in the first place?

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  7. no.i wasn't going for curly.jus looser curls n manageability.i miss them now. So i guess i'll hav to grow it out? :(

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    1. yes, that is the only option, keep your head up you will get there :)

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  8. hi lovelies. I'd ike to know about kuza indian hemp.do any of u use it?i find it very thick.is it good for our hair?

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    1. hi there, i have not used this product but i would advise you to listen to your hair. if your hair feels soft and moisturised after using it and you don´t get any form of dryness from it, then go on using it. You say that it is too thick, maybe you should go for a lighter oil such as coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Nice time!

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