In my previous post I mentioned that I was dealing with breakage especially in my crown area. My hair was growing, but the length in middle was not matching up. Also I have been in a nasty funk when it comes to my hair. I wasn’t pleased with any hair style, so I knew it was time for a change. It’s time to cut my relaxed hair.
I have a confession! After relaxing my hair in February, I stayed at family member place for 3 weeks. During that period is when the laziness of not taking care of my hair became worse. Although I kept up with washing my every week, I failed in how I needed to take care of my hair during the week.
With this stretch I’m focused on retaining my length. In the month of March I was on my A game with protective styling my hair. I would braid my hair and kept them in for a week or two. This really helped me with keeping my hair moisturize and protected from the weather.
“It’s time to give my hair some rest
and rock a protective styles”
With this stretch I am really focusing on retaining my length. My hair is growing the way I want, but holding on to my length has been difficult. I keep hanging on Arm Pit Length (APL), but now it’s time to move on to full Shoulder Length (SL).
In my last post I wrote that I wanted to go to a hair salon for a professional haircut. Well I planned to find a salon and get the job done, but something else happened.
During my hair journey there have been some parts that have been my problem areas. I decided to do a little project and concentrate on the parts that need some extra TLC.
The problem areas are my edges, nape and crown area. For now I’m mostly focusing on the nape and edges. My problem is growing out both areas. The growth rate is a bit slower than the rest of my hair and the sensitive part.
I planned to do more protective styles. During my hair journey I noticed that bunning my hair 95% wasn’t the best style to do. Because of the pulling and styling in a tight pony tail.
My protective styling consist of:
- Cornrow braid or twist
- Self made wig
- Braids or twist
By applying one of the styles, it gives me a chance to leave my hair alone for a period of time and also helps to grow out my hair. I also need to work on applying an oil to my scalp on a weekly basis. The oil that I prefer for my scalp is Jamaican Black Castor oil. Using this oil will make my new growth thicker.
Here are some pictures that I took when my hair was freshly texlaxed – August 16 -.
Since September 19 have been protective styling with a wig. I plan to keep on protective style my hair in the month October and hopefully also in November.
Protective styling to the rescue!
Texlaxed hair | how to deal with your edges and nape