TEXLAX UPDATE...APL to GRAZING BSL in 10 months!!


Hiya,
How's everyone doing? I'm sure from my heading y'all know I'm a happy bunny!! I got to do my last texlax for this year and I'm very pleased with the results!

I used Hawaiian Silky Argan oil relaxer and spent a total of just 12 minutes texlaxing, I also added Avocado oil to my relaxer as I really didn't want my hair over processed...


THE RESULTS
Even with all the trimming and dusting I have done this year, I was able to retain length, started the year at just past line 3 grazing 4(APL) after I had to cut most of my hair due to the inverted V breakage I experienced once again!!
OCT '15- BSL BABY!!


I pampered the nape area, made sure my ends stayed trimmed(every time I relaxed) and dusted(once a month) and kept up with my hair regimen and I am very happy that my hair is now grazing line 7(BSL). It feels lush, the ends look great and my nape hair is doing well.



JAN '15

OCT '15
  

I have layers though as the top/ front part of my hair has gotten more hair chopped off than the rest due to the fact that I saw more split ends there. Moving forward, by my next touch up in 2016( God willing), I should be full BSL with lush healthy ends. It is from there we will all have to hold hands, sing Kumbaya and pray!! Because unfortunately for me something always goes wrong to set me back once my hair is that long!! 


BUT Not this time (waves fingers in the air)!! I honestly feel that I've caused the set backs in the past because I tend to neglect my ends when my hair is longer and trim less but as I have seen that I still retained length even if I was trimming regularly this year, moving forward I'll keep trimming and those ends will stay babied!! 

See Pic comparisons with low light;


JAN '15-  GRAZING LINE 4 (APL)
OCT '15- GRAZING LINE 7 (BSL) 

I was looking through pictures from the start of this year and in this pic I took below on the 17th of January, my nape hair was about  8.5 inches....






Last night, I measured my nape hair, it's about 14 inches people!!


(forgot to take a pic with the tape, will update this post when I do) That's progress right there!!


Like with every journey, there will be ups and downs, it's just important to have your focus fixated on the end goal, be patient and consistent and results are bound to happen!!

So ladies, who has a testimony to share, who is enjoying progress?? Who needs help with a set back? You know I have been through it all!!! Feel free to comment below!

Xxx
Dabs

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your hair growth dear, it looks fab.

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    1. First time on this blog, its awesome. My hair has been natural for a year and six months, I do jerry curl. I don't know anything to use on it to boost growth at all. Help!

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  2. Yay!
    Your hair is beautiful! Love the thickness and ends #HairGoals
    Your hair journey has really inspired mine..and I see good progress on my hair both length and health wise. Thanks.

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  3. Beautiful hair, and congrats on your progress.

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  4. Wow very inspiring!! I have never experienced this much length retention in any of my stretches. What would you say had the most effect in retaining as much length for this stretch?

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    1. Thanks Becca!! This year I really stuck to protective styling- wigs, crotchet braids and low manipulative styles plus I kept up with trimming my ends and making sure the split ends were at bay....I'd say that's what helped.

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  5. Good job girl! One of these years, I'll look at proper length retention habits.

    Berry Dakara Blog

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  6. Congrats Dabs. This is really inspiring. I'm so glad you've recovered from your inverted V setback. I think I'm experiencing the same thing but I'm learning from your experience and trimming and dusting as often as I can.

    Moma's Healthy Hair Journey

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  7. Awww Dabs... you did a great job on your length retention and trimming/dusting game. Congrats on reaching BSL again. Unfortunately I don't have much good news to share as I will be trimming off all my progress this year by my next relaxer which will be my last relaxer for the year *sad*

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  8. Congrats, Dabs!!! You've come a long way.

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  9. Your hair has bounced back really nicely!

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  10. Your hair looks great Dabs!!! All your work and dedication is paying off.

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  11. Great progress congrats!! I was going through the same thing, whenever i would reach BSL i would be tackled by a terrible setback and would be back to APL again... I'm doing the same thing as you are though, keeping my trim/dust game up and hopefully by my next relaxer in January i should be BSL again.
    Once again, great progress! you hair is looking very healthy

    www.layilaloveslength.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful!!! Great progress!!! love it

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  13. Well done girl! I shall get there soon!

    I need help! So i'm 4 weeks post texlax & my roots are so kinky & thick, i can't comb my hair without yanking out loads of strands, so I have stopped combing the roots, i just massage it when I'm doing my daily regime! Wat do u advise i do?

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    1. Try dousing your new growth with a detangler each time you want to comb and make sure you are using a wide tooth comb preferably a Hercules Sagemann...thanks for your comment!!

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  14. Thanks for all the comments ladies!! Means a lot!!

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  15. No updates,just wanna say great progress,you have really bounced back and in style I must say.

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  16. Lovely progress!!!!! You really are an inspiration!

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  17. Congratulations!!! Your hair (and ends) look great! I am going to use your tip about trimming regularly but more importantly dusting monthly as I start focusing on length retention again. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Hi Dabs. Amazing progress. I was so glad to meet you at the Beauty Fair at Eko Hotel and Suites last month. It made my day. I've experienced crown and nape breakage as well due to all the bunning and I'm learning how to tackle it so I don't lose all my progress.

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  19. Great progress...keep it up dear

    www.lisasjournal.com

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  20. Hian! *speaking to my hair* "O Hair on Jambudu's head, shei you can see Dab's hair? So why can't you just try and do the same? Don't worry, you too shall get to APL in Jesus name. I have shown you "Hair Love" and I will show you more. Don't vex for me every I trim, saturate you in hair masks, keratin conditioners, essential hair oils and moisturisers for hours, its for your on good naa. I believe and know that you will get there, in Jesus name, Amen." :-D

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