Regimen + Goals

My Hair Regimen: I moisturize and/or oil my hair daily. As needed (usually weekly) I cleanse my hair and scalp with a moisturizing shampoo (or a clarifying one if there's build up). I do a moisturizing OR protein treatment with every shampoo. I stretch my relaxers 3-4 months.

My go-to protective/low manipulation styles: buns, braid-outs and halfwigs. In 2012 I want to start experimenting with more heat-free styles. I air dry most of the time and flat iron for length checks only.

I'm currently midback length (MBL) and actively working towards reaching waist length by my graduation in mid-2012.

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Stretch Begins...

I believe stretching my relaxer touchups is one of the most important things that contributed to my length and thickness retention. So I'm going for a 4 month stretch this time around. I'm currently 6 weeks post...





One inch of new growth. I'm trying to go until August.

This stretch I will be:
  • Keeping moisture/protein in check by alternating btwn protein DC's and co-washing
  • Use a wide tooth comb as little as possible
  • Use Darcy's botanicals transitioning creme on my new growth often
  • Take garlic to minimize shedding
  • Listen to my hair..ultimately if my hair is breaking and shedding like crazy, I'll get a relaxer
  • Listen to my hair part 2...if my new growth co-operates then maybe I'll even stretch longer. Because right now I'm loving my natural hairline in the pics
  • Protective styling to the max but still experiment with no-heat styles
  • Always washing hair standing up in the shower...I hate shower hopping but the tangles I get from washing my hair upside down in the tub/sink are simply not worth it
On my edges is Fantasia IC Gel with ORS Edge Control on top. Lasts all day great combo.

    8 comments:

    1. Wow, you've got a gang of NG at 6 weeks! Good luck on your stretch.

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    2. thanks girl for your compliments ;-)
      your waves look SO pretty! that's a LOT of NG for only 6 wks, grow on girl! is that a half-wig or a rollerset? specs pls!

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    3. Thanks for the good luck on my stretch guys!

      @ECP...I'm wearing my fav halfwig in this...I've never done a rollerset before lol. As for my new growth, some of it was underprocessed from my last relaxer which is why it looks like so much texture going on!

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    4. The Olive oil smooth edges and IC gel are a great combination!!

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    5. Lots of new growth for 6 weeks! :D

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    6. 1 inch! in 6 weeks! wow!I wish i would get that. Good luck on your stretch!

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    7. Your new growth is super pretty.

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