Monday, December 5

2011 Hair Revelations

  • I always knew this, but it's far more evident now- The sides of my hair take at least 6-8 months to catch up with the middle. They basically grow VERY slow
  • My hair LOVES light protein- I use mild protein treatments, leave-ins and sometimes moisturizers weekly and my hair has been thriving since
  • People in REAL life think my hair is long :-)
  • My Hair doesn't discriminate- The majority of my hair products are under $10.00. I do well with or without those expensive hair products
  • I haven't been doing much hair styles with my real hair this year and I need to get back into it
  • I purchased way to many hair tools that I DON'T use- But I sure will use them next year
  • No matter what I do, I STILL have some breakage daily- Meaning about 5 short or long strands
  • Even with that minor breakage my hair still retains length so I need to stop "trippin" about it (remember we have anywhere from 100,000-150,000 strands of hair on our head. If you lose 5 hairs a day to breakage, that's 1,825 hairs. That's still less than 5% of your hair)
  • I can't do Hair Salons, my last relaxer session confirmed it. I love doing my hair and I know how to do just about everything except a good flat-iron and relaxer. I can perfect both of those with practice
  • Because I will be self-relaxing, my hair will do better with 12 week stretches NOT 16 weeks. This way I will get ALL of my new-growth and not have too much hair to work with

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6 comments:

  1. I thought that after the last two times when you underprocessed your hair while relaxing that you would have returned to a salon to get it fixed?

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  2. You have GREAT memory!

    I ended up going to the Salon on 11.19 to get a touch-up. The lady did an okay job, but still didn't fix my underprocessed areas. Plus she was really rough with my hair. I lost almost a handful of hair because of her wild detangling.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I was a long term stretcher. I relaxed early at about 8-10 weeks twice due to special occasions and found that my hair preferred it. I enjoy the challenge of stretching but with it comes underprocessed hair most of the time. I am now 26weeks post and in braids. I dread self-relaxing. I am watching everyone who walks by to see where I can find a great hair dresser.

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  4. @ LaQT/TY- I agree about the underprocessed hair!
    Wow 26 weeks post! That's great! If you're uncomfortable self-relaxing, you should def go to a stylist.
    Hopefully you will find a great one soon. If you're a member on LHCF try posting on the Salon Review forum for suggestions.

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  5. I didn't plan it this way, but I am still wearing braids so there's no need to relax. I want kinky twists next. It's definitely keeping me from cutting my hair!!! I'll check out LHCF also. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  6. Yay for you NOT cutting your hair!!!!
    Can't wait to see your results!
    You're making me want some braids or twists now.
    oh and no problem! :-)

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