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, 28 October 2011

Stretching until Jan 2012

After watching a video by Buildable Beauty on youtube, I decided to join her on her challenge to delay the relaxer until next year. I'm currently 5 weeks post so that means no relaxer for at least 9 more weeks. 14 total. I think I can do it...I've gone 16 weeks before with good results and more thickness. So I'm ready for it again.

Problems: Christmas/end of year reveal. I was really planning on showing the fruits of my labour on here and in person with a fresh relaxer. But I guess I can get a similar result with a flat iron...

Another problem is that during final exams I really do not want to deal with my seriously not at all....I know that I'll be impatient with so that might be an issue with tons of new growth. I guess I could throw it in a bun for exam week and hope it doesn't turn into one big deadlock?

With those off my chest, looking at them they don't seem major so I'm gonna go ahead with stretching until 2012.

Anyone else avoiding something hair-related for the rest of the year?


  1. Well... I'm only about 1 week post right now so I won't be relaxing until 2012 either

    Re: bunning during finals week, I bunned from about 8 weeks until I relaxed at 16 weeks and it turned out fine (no breakage or mass dreadlocking lol)

  2. I'm trying to avoid any kind of ponytailed styles. I was doing great with this when I first bc'd because my hair wasn't long enough for a decent ponytail. Now that it is, I'm always tempted to just throw it up into a ponytail whenever I can't figure out what I want to do to my hair

  3. It's looking like I won't relax until 2012 either. I've been half wigging it up so I really don't see the point in relaxing it. I'll probably flat iron it for end of year length checks and relax in January.

  4. Is it possible for you to braid/put twists in your hair and leave them like that until finals are over?


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