What's Rachie up to? - Hair Update Week 10, 2014... :-)

Hey There Guys!

We have reached the 10th week of the year already. And its been a little while since I've done my weekly update. Not much has been happening really. I have kept my hair in twists this week - the low manipulation will help to keep my hair on my head and out of my brush if I can help it! 

I washed a Deep Conditioned yesterday. I was noticing a few broken hairs when I was de-tangling prior to the wash and so I decided to do a protein treatment as well... Oh lordie I'm getting ahead of myself, I'll get to my wash-day details in just a bit...

Onto the Update... :-)
Last relaxer date: February 22nd, 2014
Currently: 2 weeks and 2 days post relaxer.
Next Relaxer: I'm not sure, Seriously considering doing a "corrective relaxer" at 8 weeks post, I'll definitely keep you guys informed.

How I'm feeling about my hair today: about 7/10 today :-)
Points gained: 

  • I've been good about my protective styling, moisturizing and sealing nightly as well as my daily 3 liter water intake and daily vitamin intake.
  • I've been diligent with wearing a scarf or having a silk pillow case to sleep.

Points lost:
  • My hair has a lot of texture still, so, as I mentioned in my last post, the line of demarcation is still there, and my hair is prone to breaking. I was hoping to wear my hair "free" for about 3 weeks to 4 weeks post relaxer, but for the health of my hair and my length retention goals I'll have to just bite the bullet and stick to protective styling for now.
  • My exercising has been sporadic and needs improvement, *side eye TO MYSELF* Lol.
  • I could be more diligent with my juicing and smoothie-making. I have all the ingredients in my fridge, I just need to get cracking.  

What have I been up to???
Hair-wise this week went well...
  • I've kept my hair in twists throughout the week, re-twisting on the weekends.
WASH DAY 09/03/2014
  • I undid and carefully de-tangled each Twist.
*Eeps! do you guys see my 2 new grey hairs in the second picture? Sigh! Lol.
  • The hair lost at the end of de-tangling was not bad:

  • I did a pre-poo with Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner and Vatika Oil

  • Rinsed and finger de-tangled in the shower with warm water
  • Shampooed with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo - focusing on the scalp.

  • I then did a Protein Treatment with Nexxus Polymedic Emergency Reconstructor for approximately 20 minutes - I finger detangled for the first 5 minutes of this time, because this conditioner gives AMAZING SLIP! Luv it!
  • I then rinsed this out with warm water and shampooed with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo,  a very small amount this time, just to get the protein conditioner out thoroughly.
  • I coated my hair with HEHH Conditioner followed by a healthy helping of Coconut Oil root to tip. 

  • I Deep Conditioned under the over-head dryer for 20 minutes.
*Guys forgive me, I so tired I HAD to lie down!*

  • After my hair cooled down a bit, I rinsed my hair with cool water, finger de-tangling under the running water, massaging my scalp and smoothing my hair out to the ends.
  • I then did a quick ACV rinse, rinsed with cold water, then proceeded to air-dry with my scarf as a I normally do. To see how I typically Air-dry my hair you can check out this post. 
So that's about it. This week I'll be keeping my hair in Twists. I'll do a deep conditioning session and re-twist again next weekend.
For this week's posts, I think I'd like to focus on a topic that has been coming up a lot lately in discussions with friends and family when we talk about my HHJ - and this is "Hair Typing". I have quite a few thoughts on the matter specifically how it pertains to healthy hair care.

Worry not, its not anything heavy or controversial at all, I like to keep things light - pshh life can be heavy enough as it is. I will basically be focusing on what exactly Hair Typing entails/ should entail and how it affects/ should affect our hair care regimens.

I hope you guys are having a great day,
See you again soon!

Rachie :-)


  1. You are grazing waist length already cos the tiniiest part of your waist ain't that far...great job and your ends are tight

    1. Thank you so much! I've been paranoid about my ends of late so I didn't even stop and notice that I was actually almost grazing WL, I'm happy and thankful for that. I really hope I can avoid setbacks and attain my goal of WL by maybe June? Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. I was just about to say the same thing ^. I had that feeling the last time I relaxed.. Feeling it was super underprocessed but after I passed the first 4 weeks it didn't matter much. Hope all goes well with the PS.

    1. Heyah girlie! Thanx for the advice. I hope by 4 weeks post my hair starts to behave again, lol. I'm still in twists and its goin ok so far. Thanx for stopping by!

  3. Sounds like everything is in order. Good stuff. Now I hope it remains that way. Smooth sailing wi seh! lol HHJ!

    Abbi of BelowtheWaist

    1. Yay Abbi! Yeye HHJ to dih worl' ! Lol. Girl I really praying hard for no setbacks. I really do want to sailing smoothly to my hair goal by about June. Wish me luck! Hugz

  4. I love Nexxus Emergencee! It always nips my breakage in the bud.

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. If?! Its amazing!!! lol. And you know the funny thing is, I found it by searching "protein conditioner" in Amazon and basically read reviews for the products that got 5 stars, and the Nexxus PER got such great reviews I decided to order it and give it a try. I was hooked ever since! :-) Thanx so much for stopping by! hugz :-)