Relaxer Stretching - 14 Weeks Post & Still Going Strong!

Hey There Guys!

So.... I'm 14 weeks post Relaxer tomorrow! (13weeks and 6 days today), whew!
and...
My hair is trying my patience! Woiiii!
Hands up all those who are transitioning to natural OR are doing a long relaxer stretch (like me) and are LITERALLY AFRAID to unleash the beast that is your New Growth?
Guys, it's no joke, sometimes, mih 'friad! 

I took down my twists for Valentines day, and it took days for me to find a 3 hour time slot to re-twist my hair and not be tired doing it....

Result:
Lots and Lots of Poofiness - which I'm beginning to love,
but tangles at the line of demarcation... le sigh
and boy do the relaxed ends look thinner,
This is always the case when I stretch,
but it's definitely more noticeable this time, Honestly, I think that's because I have different stresses at the moment anyway, and that tends to amplify things that don't seem to be going right,
Knowing this about myself,
I'm not panicking
Not one bit
I Refuse! Lol!
 *smoothed...
 *not smoothed...
That being said, I still haven't set a date for the next Texlax session, I'm gonna keep playing it by ear
:-)
It would be nice to stretch till the last week of April...

Late last night into the early of the hours of this morning, I found the strength to put it in braids/plaits again,
(I snipped a half an inch off of each plait)
and that's how it will STAY! Until April.... I hope... :-D

Plan:
(1) Continue to cut 3/4" -1" of hair every month,
(2) Considering a big cut for my birthday in April - *holds breath, lol!
(3) Twice weekly deep conditioning
(4) Be GENTLER when Manipulating my hair - I get frustrated, I know better, alas I'm only human, but seeing broken strands only adds to my stress.
(5) Revisit a "Check In" post at the end of each week to see how well I've been able to stick to my plan - evaluate whats working and what's not.
(6) Deep condition tonight in braids! :-)

I'm a work in progress, but I still aiming for "Fabbity fab" fully Texlaxed Waist Length hair by December 2015!


Xoxo,
Rachie :-)

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Happy Birthday Bob Marley! #Themanhimself #Legend

Hey There Guys!
I know this is mainly a hair journey blog, but I wanted to do this quick post in honour of The man himself, The Legend that is Robert Nesta Marley!

Born on February 6th, 1945, and left us for a better place in 1981, I'm not sure even he could fathom the immense good he did and recognition that he gave our little Island Jamaica....
Or maybe he did! *winks* One thing Jamaican man NEVER lacks is Projected Self Confidence!!!
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Wash Day with Ghee Butter! :-)

Hey There!
:-)
My wash day yesterday was pretty simple:

  1. Pre-poo: with Scalp Massage oil to the scalp and Ghee Butter to the hair strands the day before Wash Day...I have been curious to try the Ghee butter for a while now, I have to say it wasn't bad! I heard it stinks but I didn't' have that experience, maybe because I only used a tablespoon, or maybe its the brand that I used? Needless to say I went around smelling mostly like lemon grass yesterday, awesome!
  2. Then I proceeded with Wash Day after work Yesterday:  Alas, I haven't had time to put my hair back in braids! Crazy, where do the hours in a day go boy....Anyhow, Turns out I have 1 inch to 1 and 1/4 inches of new growth, so it was a bit trying...
  3. Yes, so I sectioned my hair in 2 (left and right), and faced my new growth like an Adult, lol!
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Rachie's 5 Tips for Stretching Your Relaxer... :-)

Hey There!

Today, Yours truly is 11 weeks and 4 days post Texlax, 
Yayness!

It may not seem like much now, but on reflection, I realize this is almost a MONTH more than how often I used to relax my hair, pre-hhj!

In the spirit of gratefulness, hehehe :-)
I decided to share with you guys 5 of my relaxer-stretch tips that I've gathered along my HHJ:
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Monday Morning Hair Update! - Ahhh Those Bad Hair Dayz...

Hey There!
Happy Monday and Happy February!
Can you believe its February already?! Amazing...

This last week, Hair-wise hasn't been bad but it wasn't the best either, I was going good with my Regimen, Moisturizing and sealing at nights, satin scarf/pillow case, the works!

I had my hair in plaits, in larger sections this time (approx 8-10, I can't recall exactly) and I went diving on Sunday.
*woot woot! I finally got my card yesterday*

Mind you, once I put on the conditioner before I go diving I'm usually okay, but I know from past experience that the larger the plaits, the more the tangling I get after its been wet, specifically at the line of demarcation....
But I did it anyway,
SMH!
Anyhow, needless to say I had to deal with a real headache this morning trying to detangle my hair with the utmost patience, and still try to be on time for work!
Profectiv Leave-in Conditioner, Castor Oil, my wide tooth comb, my Goody Brush and my Headband SAVED MY LIFE this morning, 
To my hair products and tools: I salute you guys for all you did for me this morning! LOL!
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