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 .
After 22 weeks post it was finally time to relax my hair. I told myself I wasn’t going to stretch for more than 20 weeks, but hey here I am. Don’t get me wrong I love stretching my hair and see my hair grow. But after a while I couldn’t deal with the thickness :(.
As always I used ORS to relax my hair, but I went back to the no-lye relaxer. I had some difficulties using the lye relaxer. I also I didn’t like the end results when I used the lye relaxer. Yes, with the lye relaxer I achieved more texture, but the relaxing process was a bit difficult for me. But now I’m back the no-lye relaxer and yes I’m happy.
It was time to relax my hair. I said the last time I wouldn’t stretch my relaxer more than 16 week, but damn it man I stretched for 25 weeks. There is nothing wrong with stretching your relaxer for so long, but I wanted to minimize it to 16-20 week. The last time I relaxed my hair I was 31 weeks post… yup 31 weeks.
I decided to relax my hair because it wasn’t manageable for me. The struggle was real when I tried to style my hair.
The week before I did a protein treatment to prepare my hair for the relaxer.
It’s time for the creamy crack !!!
 I always prep my scalp for the relaxer. I part my hair in small section. Then I apply Vaselineon my scalp only. I grease my scalp because a Lye-relaxer is harsh on the scalp. Yup I said it!! I’m also thinking of switching back to a No-Lye relaxer. I will tell you why in a different blog post. But yeah.. after greasing my scalp I apply the relaxer on my new growth only. When the relaxer is applied I smooth out the new growth with my fingers. I only use my fingers to smooth out the new growth.
I couldn’t take it anymore so i decided to texlax my hair at 31 weeks post. Wooow 31 weeks. The last time I told myself that I wasn’t going to stretch that long, but for some strange reason I did it again.
During my stretching I used some new products and I know (for sure for sure in my African voice) that Elasta QP Olive oil & Mango butter Moisturizer helped a lot with soften my new growth. I’m so happy that I got this product in my life. Elasta QP is one of my fav from my hair products collection.
Before my hair journey I wasADDICTED to the creamy crack (relaxer). So when I started my hair journey it was hard for me to stretch my relaxer .. but with some great tips I found my way. I’m now at the point that I stretch my hair to 24 weeks ..
Im proud of myself for stretching so long .. but I decided to stop stretching to 24 weeks. I see that I’m more focused on stretching so long then taking care of my hair *sad face*. This couple of weeks my hair has been breaking and shedding like crazy and I think it has to do with my stretching.
This weekend I can finally relax my hair .. I’m 24 weeks post. But after this no more long stretching.My new stretch regimen will be 12 – 20 weeks. It’s funny instead of building up I need to build down.