Finally I am able to write a blog post! The last few weeks have been so busy and just was not able to do any posts. But I do have great news for you. The long term transition is going very well. The back of my hair and the edges are officially 1 year post relaxer. And the crown is now 6 months post relaxer.
|washday: different textures!!!|
This was one of my goals and I am so happy to have reached it, now I am more sure than ever that I will have a successful long term transition. What is really working for me is keeping my hair moisturised all the time. This keeps my new growth soft and manageable. Not combing on a daily basis has also proven very effective in combating unnecessary breakage.
Many of you have been asking me how I pull that off since I don´t put my hair in protective styles like braids.
|texture on wet and air dried hair.|
Well it does take a little practice. If you are just beginning try combing every two days, then proceed to three and go on until you are comfortable going for days without using a comb on your hair. It also helps to decide what hairstyle you are going to wear that week. Maintaining one hairstyles is much easier than changing it up everyday. A nice soft bristle brush and some kind of styling cream/ gel will also come in handy in order to keep your edges down all through the week. But remember to only use a Gel that will not leave your hair hard to touch. A good example is aloe Vera gel. In the pictures below I Used a mixture of water and glycerin to moisturise my hair and Aloe vera gel and the soft bristle brush to keep my edges down.
|My magic weapons: water and glycerin mixture, brush and aloe vera gel for edges.|
Are you on a long term transition journey? what is helping you go through with it? I still need more tips ;)