Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sunnieb, Sep 24, 2011.
6 weeks post and 2 weeks to go....
I'll be exactly 10 weeks post on Wednesday. I really want to do another 16 week stretch, but this breakage is starting to get on my nerves.
I might try a hard protein treatment (I've been eyeing the Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating since Aphogee 2-Step was pretty useless for me in January) next Saturday/Sunday and see if that helps. But if not, I'll probably book an appointment with my stylist at either 12 or 13 weeks.
15 minutes post. Would have been 25 weeks post tomorrow.
Sitting now with ACV and neutralizing shampoo on my hair.
Did a lot of things differently. My scalp is actually tingling this time as I didn't base with Vaseline. I used Blue Magic grease and EVOO instead. Fortunately, I texlax so I rinsed almost as soon as I finished applying.
Did a protein tx yesterday. So my hair felt very strong. I didn't do a mid step protein but I plan to follow up my neutralizing with Joico K-pak reconstructor. I also plan to airdry, blowout, flat iron and trim. Hopefully I can get some good pix. But if they make me look fat, I'm not posting them. Lol
Oh no. You better post those pics!
Lol, yes ma’am.
They’re nothing special because I’m not straightening today. I will post some better ones once I straighten in a couple of weeks.
Here’s today post texlax, getting ready to airdry
Protein tx rinse out 3.19.19 by MzSwift posted Mar 19, 2019 at 2:41 PM
Airdrying Post-relaxer 3.19.19 by MzSwift posted Mar 19, 2019 at 2:41 PM
20 weeks post, The shedding isnt to bad. I used 6n1 with a moisturizing conditioner and baggied for 2 hrs. I plan to relax on the 29th after vacation,
My hair look thin, My newgrowth has overpowered and my length isn't showing lol.
I did trimmed my ends in twists while I airdried.
Hair poofed in the shower, I am relaxing tonight!
I have to cut off a few inches... Back to line 7, Sigh. Maybe I will reach my goal by Jan 2020.
You WILL do it, sis!
Posting here as well. I have no length goal this year. I just hope to retain as much as possible and to lose weight so I'm not embarrassed to post my pix. Lol, SMH.
Here's where I am post 1 1/2" trim and after a blowout. Finally, got a new length check shirt. Lol
Blowout_3.21.19 by MzSwift posted Mar 22, 2019 at 7:49 AM
Thank you sis! I am going to borrow your idea of incorporating *auvedic* powders, I need to switch up my conditioning regimen stat!
7 weeks post and relaxing this Friday or Saturday.
@MzSwift gorgeous and thick!
Relaxed Tuesday with ors lye and followed with Mizani bond phorce treatment
I am currently 17 weeks post. Not positive when i will be relaxing next. Maybe this weekend. or the weekend of April 15th, in enough time for my birthday. My last appointment , she round brush dried my hair, and I found that my hair is quite manageable even without a relaxer.
I know I will relax because she has to do a correction. But I will probably just do 2 a year now. Seems to be working.
@MzSwift Thick from root to tip, beautiful hair
Currently 14 weeks post. Will relax next week at 15 weeks post. I’m so looking forward to it. I love a fresh relaxer and I can get to see my progress. Will also go to haircuttery and get a deep trim. I haven’t done a deep trim in a year, only a few light ones.
Hi ladies, I just renewed my subscription. I got demotivated with my hair and didn't renew for a long time but am back with renewed energy. I can't even remember when I last relaxed my hair and it is in a bad state. The new growth is so bad. I have asked my sister to relax my hair on Saturday but unfortunately she doesn't know how to blow dry and neither do I. I will wait a week then do a treatment at the salon so that they can blow dry and trim my hair. Then I will post a pic.
Welcome back! You can definitely baby your hair back to health! We’re here to help if you have questions.
About the blowdrying, I recently purchased a hot air brush and I plan to use it with each wash and DC. It was so easy to use and my hair feels better when I blow out vs airdrying loose. It’s very much like brushing your hair. Maybe you can try one of those?
Here’s the one I bought:
And here’s a relaxed lady using an air brush for her wash and DC process:
Thanks @MzSwift, will definitely look it up.
She passed that brush through that section a lot of times. Is that how folks use their hot brush?
I don't use it like that I'll do two passes and when I've finished the whole head I'll do one more brush through otherwise I may as well just flat iron lol. My brush is very good though, no need to keep going over the section.
Lol, I honestly dunno.
I see it as a blowdryer that’s easier to hold and manuever so I probably use it like her. I go over the section on low blast until it’s dry. I find that the brush bristles are more flexible, like a paddle brush, than a blow dryer attachment so it feels like less manipulation. Is yours like that? My old hot air brush bristles were rigid hard plastic so I was pleasantly suprised by this new one.
I also don’t follow it with a flat iron - blow drying gets my hair straight enough.
Actually I’m saying mine is a hot air brush it isn’t, it’s not meant to be used on damp hair, dry hair only. So I guess you would need to go over the section a few times if the hair is damp.
My brush is like a straightening brush, it gets my hair sleek with just the two passes.
One hour post, 8 weeks to go.
6 weeks post and 11 more to go
I'll be at exactly 12 weeks this Wednesday. I didn't end up doing a hardcore protein treatment just yet, but upping my light protein (2x/week now) and adding SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie to my regimen seems to have helped minimize my breakage a lot already so I might not do one at all, idk yet. Using more Silicon Mix has helped with taming my new growth too, so I might make it through my 16 week stretch after all. Hopefully I didn't jinx it lol.
80 weeks post today.
1 week post, 7 to go.
That hair is oh so purrty sis!
You are well on your way to hip length. I'm thinking with your next touch up since you tend to stretch
Aww sis. Thank you.