Freshly Relaxed 02.03.2010

Freshly Relaxed 02.03.2010

My new growth had some serious attitude so I had to lay that to rest. Combing was close to impossible without making my scalp extremely sore so I thought it best to relax early instead of making a bad situation worse by trying to stretch longer. I relaxed yesterday at 9 weeks and 2 days.

For those of you following the blog, you know that I’m having some unexplainable excessive shedding. Still don’t know the culprit for sure, but stress is coming to mind since I’m long off all the medications I was on and I’m back to my regular products and it’s still occurring. They’re not many reasons to explain losing hair by the handful, but stress will do it to you every time. From discussions with my stylist it’s really not an uncommon occurrence. She sees it often and reassured me that my hair loss is nothing compared to some of the cases she’s seen. That made me feel a little better but still it’s a major setback for me.

When I walked into the salon I was mentally prepared to lose 2-4 inches. My stylist however was disappointed when she saw that she’d only need to trim 1-2 inches lol. She was ready to give me another cute cut, but instead she did the honourable thing and fessed up that it wouldn’t be necessary to trim that much.

Mizani Butter Blend was the relaxer of choice. I also received a heavy protein treatment with a Dudley product – DRC 28. This is some heavy stuff…not for the faint hearted or the scent sensistive (it smells terrible) but after using it my hair felt very strong. Mizani Scalp Care conditioner was then applied to moisturize my hair and help curb my itchies. It had a nice tingling feel to it, no doubt from peppermint oil. (Peppermint oil seems to be the new ‘hip’ ingredient in shampoos and conditioners. Have you noticed?)

No pics this time around because my designated picture-taker was not available, but no length progress either because of the last 2 setbacks.

P.S.  The photo at the top of this post is my hair inspiration….one day.

Author: Vogue

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  1. Congrats on not having to chop off too many inches! That’s ALWAYS my dread when I go in. I just got my hair relaxed after 6 long months and I clearly should have done it at 4 months cause I had some breakage and had to get 1 1/2 inches cut off! I was sad, but I guess it could have been worse!!!!

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    • Thanks Khalia…we live and learn I guess. I too have done long stretches and then regretted it because I ended up with split ends or major breakage. The one good thing is that next time you’ll know you’re threshold. Congrats on the 6 month stretch though…that’s amazing. I’m not sure I have the will or patience for that long of stretch. How did you care for your hair after the 3 month mark?

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