RELAXER UPDATE!

Hiya,
How's everyone doing?! hope all's well and good at your endz! Well its that time of the month when I bring a relaxer update after a successful 9weeks stretch! I was gunning for 12 weeks but then I did the math and realized that I will not be up to 9 weeks post relaxer in December by the time its my son's first birthday and you know how I like fresh edges for special occasions, so I stuck to my 9weeks calender.

I decided I was going to try out Jen from Justgrowalready's method http://www.justgrowalready.com/2012/10/relaxer-touch-up-video-of-how-i-self.html#.UINwDrJmR3d of relaxing hair by getting them sectioned in small twists. I also decided to TEXLAX my hair this time! So I gave myself 15 minutes from start(after twists were done) to finish! With my eyes on the clock I was off to a speeding start!!

I coated my ends with conditioner and olive oil and twisted them in small sections;

Then I mixed the relaxer swiftly, I used my favorite relaxer in the world- 
Applied the mix to just the new growth, as close as I could get, Can't wait to be sprushified!! I tell Ya!

Then smooth it out with a comb, I contemplated this step a bit because I really wanted to maintain the texture  in my hair but after a closer look, I decided to smooth it out just once and not aggressively like those salon stylists!!LOL!

Of Course I focused on just the roots, I also found that the twists helped minimize the amount of time spent on dividing and sectioning to smooth out while the relaxer was on, it also greatly minimized hair loss too, you know how tangled and matted new growth can be making that extra step of sectioning it to smooth it out while relaxing, a serious hair loss point in the whole relaxing process. This time all I did was LIFT and SMOOTH out! Such a breeze! I then proceeded to take the twists out quickly;



When I was done, I simply applied  more conditioner to the ends and ran to the bathroom, I didn't make the 15minute cut though :( By the time I was done it was more like 20 minutes but that was fine seeing as I usually spend at least 30minutes normally! And When my hair was dried I found out that I accomplished my goal, my hair was TEXLAXED!!YAY!!

I cannot believe I am happy with my roots looking that way, If it was in the past I would be so upset and feel like getting a correction done ASAP, thank God for knowledge!!
I proceeded to straighten my hair using low heat as I always do on relax day to generally check where my hair is at;

Look at all that texture!! I see great things for the ends of my hair in a few years time with texture like that!! :)
Oh and the answer to what I did about my horrid inverted V I talked about here is, I CUT MY HAIR!! I will have a separate post on the entire inverted V saga; How it started, what I think caused it and what I have learnt moving forward. But for the mean time my ends went from looking like this;


To Looking like this;








I took about 4 inches off before I relaxed my hair about a week ago and though it was not the most pleasant experience knowing I was suffering from a set back in my hair journey, I took it in good faith and had to constantly remind my self that it is called a hair JOURNEY for a reason, its not a race, so even if it takes me longer than I'd hoped to get to my goal, the fact remains that I will get there someday and I urge all those new to this 'hair journey thingy' (as most newbies call it), to stay encouraged and focused on your goal and refuse to let the slightest set back get you down okay!!

Have a great week ahead, great things to come here!

Xxx
Dabs 



13 comments:

  1. Sweetheart, what happened? How come you did an inverted V? Don't worry anyway, it will grow back... and thicker.. now that you're going the texlaxed route. I prefer my hair that way now... not too straight...it makes it look fuller. Tk care.

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    1. Thanks Doc, I will elaborate on the inverted V in a post on its own but it generally taught me that with hair care ignorance is not bliss at all! Lol

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  2. Omg Dabs! What happened to our hair? *wailing*
    Btw, I got my sister hooked to ur blog. :)

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    1. Lol nothing much happened I just lost a few inches :( thanks for spreading the word, hope she joined the blog!!

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  3. Hey Dabs dear loving your results and I would try out the twists method when I am relaxing my hair but I want to know do you take out the twists to apply the relaxer and then re-twist?

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    1. No dear, I applied the relaxer to the roots of each twist, taking it out and re twisting will make the entire process too long and defeat texlaxing... Thanks for your comment, let me know how it goes when you try it!

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  4. Hi Dabs, If the hair is relaxed in sectioned twists, how does the relaxer then get to every part of the hair?

    Just wondering out loud.

    PS: I tried texlazing my hair once but didn't really like the result. I have what my mum(God rest her soul) used to call 'Hair like Wire'...Lol

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    1. Hi Onome, I tried to ensure that I sectioned my hair in small tHin sections that made the application of the relaxer easy to cover the roots of each twist, just use the size you usually section when you are dividing your hair to relax it.

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  5. so that's texlaxing...makes a lot of sense. but i have a question, in the video she washed out the back section of her hair?

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    1. She did here's in 2batches I.e after she was done tell axing one batch she washed and neutralized it and started afresh on the second batch, I just did my entire head.

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    2. Sorry for the typos, my oversabi iPad at work!

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  6. Hi, will you consider helping to relax my hair? I can't do it myself and I'm deathly afraid of nigerian stylists. My hair is now natural cos of that, but I want to go back to my relaxed hair! Please help

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    1. Awww I'm really sorry, my schedule will not permit me to relax your hair but I'd advice that you print out my how to relax Naija hair post and take it to the salon and make sure they follow every step on the post. I recommend you visit blush salon in VI if you are in Lag because the girl there follows instructions very well.

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