Yeah boooy *flavorflavvoice! 20 weeks of stretching my relaxer is over and I can finally relax a.k.a. texlax my new growth.
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).