Saturday, November 7, 2009

Growth Updates

a comic strip!

My 3 month update pics are wet hair comparison pic. March and June are with conditioner and September is without. I couldn't figure out why my hair was frizzing and drawing condish.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Healing Previous Damage

I never had the courage to part my hair in the back and take a picture since previous hair damage; before starting my new hair journey. Also this is the result of using Aphogee products, Ayurvedic methods and stretching relaxers.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

6 Days Post Relaxer "Hair Out" Day

Since my relaxer, I've been wearing protective styles to protect my new relaxer and my scalp from the summer heat. Since our high temp. was 91 degrees with a few clouds, I figured it would be ok to wear my hair out. I should have curled my pin curls a little tighter so my hair wouldn't be on my neck or clothes.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

My New Growth is Off the Chain

As of today, June 18th, I am officially 7 days and waiting on my relaxer!! Since I started using Castor oil regularly, my new growth is off the chain and then some. It seems as if my relaxer is 16 weeks instead or 11. I have one more hair wash and the one after that will be my hard core protein treatment, the next day or so will be relaxer day!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Braidout w/Perm Rods

Ok, its the day before wash day and you know me, it's experiment day.
Since I'm 5 weeks post relaxer, my hair is beginning to looking weird and new growth is popping out; I need to find a different way to do my hair while I'm waiting to relax. With this braid out, instead of using the green magnet rollers, I used the pink perm rods. (had them for years) I rolled my hair in no special direction, as you can see, my hair has taken a shape of its own. Until next time.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Post Damage Length

I'm almost back to my post damage length from early 2008. The pic with the white shirt is Feb. 2008, before I seriously started on my NEW hair journey. The purple shirt is April 2009 and my hair is almost in the same hairstyle, the front is the only difference. April 2008 is when I seriously started on a healthy hair journey.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Memphis City Schools..Spring Break March 2009

I took my nephews to my husband's and I favorite vacation the mountains for their SpringBreak09. This was my first time washing my hair while vacationing away from home and it felt weird. My hair was sooo dry (4 1/2 weeks post), and I didn't want to have a set-back so I went to the local Walmart to purchase some of the same items I use at home, that were left behind on purpose except for my olive oil mix and Chi. I knew I couldn't walk around on vacation with my hair looking crazy so I finally got on the bus and bought a flat iron. I washed my hair and wet wrapped, put on satin scarf and dried about 10-15% with scarf on with the hotel's dryer, then I flat ironed the next evening. I loved the results and I'm glad I did it. So, the next time I'm traveling, I'm not going to let my hair suffer and not going to miss wash days because I'm on the road.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Corrective Relaxer

I thought I nipped it in the bud this time. While my hair was still wet, I noticed I still have some wavy strands. All I can say is I'm very disappointed and I put my hair shaft on the line for doing this corrective relaxer. But on an up note, I can say my roots are really straight and no weird after relaxer breakage..yah me!!! :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Early A.M._ Before Hair Wash 4 Weeks New Growth

A lot of people ask how long before you can tell your hair is growing. At my third week my scalp was feeling rough, but it wasn't my scalp, it was my new growth coming in. To the date, today is my 4th week post relaxer and its a little noticeable by camera. I'm planning on relaxing on my 8th week. My last stretch was 16 weeks and that was a little too much to handle relaxing alone. I'm planning on correcting what I missed last time and catching all new growth this time around.

Friday, February 13, 2009

.......................3 1/2 days post relaxer!!

These pics R 3 1/2 days post relaxer and I can tell that my bang thickness has grown down a bit. The first pic was taken in the am before the wash and the other one was taken in the pm after the wash. No more hair cuts, I'm only dusting now but its still tempting, lol. As I notice my hair is thicker and fuller on the left side and for some reason my hair is shorter and somewhat thinner on side. That weird because my hair is usually longer on the right. The reason may be because I favor to sleep on my right side. Time to rotate!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's Windy Today!!

Ok, the weather is crazy here in MS, cold with snow flurries one week, the next is shirt-tail weather. Besides being able to leave home without a coat or light jacket, its windy. Its more windy today than yesterday. So today when I left the house I decided to wear a scarf because I'm 3 days post relaxer and I'm not trying to get my hair in a tangled messed and set-back my journey.

Monday, February 2, 2009

15 Weeks Post Relaxer

Ok, I have one more week left before I tex-lax, I'm currently 15 weeks post and I can't wait to try Silk Elements relaxer. I will hopefully pick that up sometime this week while I'm in prep mode. Now its time to step up my game to a little protein on my next two washes. My hair hates protein, and still prone to breakage whenever I use it.