Long Stretch
Jun25

Long Stretch

The relaxer status on the bottom of this page is no joke.  I’m just around 29 weeks post.  Yes, you read right.  I have not relaxed since the wedding! Your first thought might be that I’m going natural, after all that would be ‘the’ logical explanation as to why I’m subjecting myself to such a ridiculously long stretch, but the reality is that the idea of going natural is still very much in its infancy...

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Length Check 04.01.2012
Apr09

Length Check 04.01.2012

I promised to do a length check some time ago, so here it is. I’m currently 4 months post and for the photo, my hair was freshly shampooed, conditioned, blow-dried and flat ironed. At this stage ( 4 months post relaxer), roller sets are a waste of time for me because the new growth remains puffy while the rest of the hair is straight – not a cute look trust me!  What works better for me at this stage is to blow dry my hair...

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Hair Update
Jun26

Hair Update

I have to offer my sincere apologies for being so absent for the last little while.  I honestly cannot believe my last post was in April!  It really didn’t seem as long as it did – time sure flies.  Between school exams and wedding plans I was swamped, add to that the sudden death of a family member and well I really wasn’t in the mental space to be blogging.   For that I apologize. Hair wise – I haven’t...

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Relaxer Update 03.06.2011
Mar09

Relaxer Update 03.06.2011

I relaxed last Saturday at exactly 11 weeks.  My new growth was THICK!  I won’t kid you.  You know it’s bad when the stylist says to you “Oh, your roots are thick!” –  translation – “Girl,why you ent come in here and relax sooner, now I gotta work through all dem kinks!” One of the reasons I was able to make it to 11 weeks this time around was in large part to my discovery of the Scarf...

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Making Progress
Feb12

Making Progress

Since my weave setback, I’ve been fixated on curbing the breakage and getting my hair back on track.  I took drastic measures and completely overhauled my hair products.  I tossed a lot during the move and offloaded quite a few on my fiance sine he is now growing his hair. I’m happy to say that for the past 2 weeks or so I have experienced very little breakage and shedding.  The first week it happened I thought maybe it...

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Weave Setback
Jan10

Weave Setback

Everyone is starting off the year with their hair goals etc. but I’ll get to that later.  I want to talk to a setback I experienced during my move. Y’all know I was experiencing a rough patch with my hair in the latter part of 2010.  My hair was inexplicably breaking and really frustrating the heck out of me.  After medical consultations that came up empty except for low iron levels, my stylist suggested I give my hair a...

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