Product Update

Empty Products:
I have used up so many deep conditioners, thanks to my new growth that uses up a lot of conditioner. These are just a few of the bottles that I have used up over the last month:


My longest relaxer stretch...yet...

It's a new month! We are almost halfway through the year.. Happy June everybody!

I am now 21 weeks post relaxer and the initial plan was to have my hair relaxed last weekend, but.... I decided to see if I could make it to 28 weeks post relaxer, that would be 7 months. I do not know if I can hack this, but this is what I intend to do with my hair to keep myself from the "hands in hair" syndrome:

Protective Styling as Usual
Wash days are also taking ridiculously long at this stage, so any protective style which can reduce the number of washes without causing damage to my hair, would be great

My last protective style was very successful - mambo crochet braids. I intend on doing 2 more protective styles before I end this stretch. I would like to do a short-term and a long-term one since I still have about 8 weeks to go.

Short-term protective styles
- Goddess twist with synthetic hair
- Flat twists

Buns are a no-no at this stage, because the new growth just cannot be tamed, and my face looks so puffed up when I try to hold my hair in a pony tail in the middle.

Long-term protective style
- Single Twists vs. Crochet Braids: Right now I am leaning towards crochet braids because they have worked the best for me when it comes to keeping my ends fully protected, except for that one time when I most probably burnt my hair with hot water as I was trying to curl the Marley hair.

Regimen. Same old with a few changes
1.) Wash once a week (when my hair is not in a long-term protective style), alternating between co-wash and shampoo
2.) Deep condition when my hair is not in a protective style, and spray with deep conditioner when it is protected.
3.) Oil & Scalp massage 3 times a week
4.) Moisturize DAILY, yes DAILY. My new growth gets very dry, so I have to keep it soft and manageable by moisturizing it daily. My ends also have a habit of becoming dry easily so the daily moisturizing comes in very handy. I have tried the LOC method, but it becomes too heavy for my hair. If you have any tips on how to use this method without your hair having too much product, please let me know :-)
5.) I DO NOT USE Clarifying/ Cleansing shampoo during this time. I opt for sulphate-free shampoos and co-wash conditioners when my scalp does not have a lot of product build-up.

Do you change your hair regimen/ products as your hair changes? 

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