After 23 week being post relaxer, it’s was time to texlax my hair. Every time I tell myself that I’m not going to stretch my hair for more than 16 weeks, but hey here I am. This time around I my normal relax routine had a twist.
This stretch was really getting to know my hair all over again. My downfall in the beginning of my stretch was dealing with a lot of split ends. I have changed my regimen a bit and been using different products. Mizani has been my saviour with this stretch.
Although I still have some bone straight hair, but my texlaxed hair is nicely growing.
With every stretch I tell myself that I won’t go further than 18 weeks post, but here I’m again at 24 weeks post relaxer. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with stretching for a long period of time – I have been doing that for the longest – but I wanted to try something different and see how my hair will react.
With every stretch my focus has been with retaining my length. At times I’m still dealing the extreme breakage and split ends. Like sometimes I will talk to my hair and ask “Can I get a break?” and living in the Netherlands doesn’t help either – the weather is pissing me off- but on the positive note, I’m happy with my new growth. I’m transitioning from relaxed hair (bone straight texture) to texlaxed hair (semi straight hair).
It’s time for the creamy crack!!! I finally texlaxed my hair at 23 weeks post. I promised myself that I wasn’t going to stretch for more than 20 weeks, but hey, another 3 weeks doesn’t hurt anybody.
During the stretch I have seen positive progress with my hair. Mine new growth was nice and thick, but still manageable. The only downside were my nape and edges. I still haven’t find a regimen to grow them nicely – project saving my edges and nape is coming soon –
I finally got the time to relax my hair at 21 weeks post. I planned to relax my hair last week, but due bad timing it wasn’t possible. I also wanted to do a protein treatment one week before, but I changed my mind and will do the treatment next week. So before the relaxer it didn’t prep my hair.
This time I wasn’t really happy with my new growth. The inches of growth was okay. But if look at the positive side, my new growth was soft and manageable. I could have stretch my hair for a longer period, but I want to stop at 20 weeks post.
While I’m writing this post I’m 7 weeks post relaxer – woow time flies by –. I always get a happy moment when it’s time to relax my hair. The biggest struggle that I have is after how many weeks am I going to relax. There has never been regular cycle for relaxing. This time I relaxed my hair after 22 weeks (5 months).
For relaxer treatment I used ORS no-lye formula in normal. I have been using this formula for years and it has never let me down!!
My hair really has different texture when it comes to new growth, so i try to be careful while relaxing. But I think I was too happy because my hair was sleek after the relaxer. Although I put some Almond Oil in the oil it felt like my hair was bone straight. – even my sister looked at me like girrrl did you bone straight your hair – I could definitely see and feel a difference between a lye and a no-lye relaxer. A lye relaxer gives my hair more texture, but a no-lye relaxer is more friendly for me to use. I’m happy that i switch back to the no-lye formula.
What are my G O A L S
I’m suffering from thin ends – ugh – In this coming cycle I’m going to concentrate on getting my ends even. I also want to relax my hair after 20 weeks. That means that the next relaxer will be in January .