Monday, August 27

Transition Update: 40 Weeks Post Relaxer

Hey Everyone! I know I have been gone for a (little) while, so I wanted to drop in and let you know I didn't forget about my blog. 

For this post, I decided to give you all a brief update on my transition. I can't believe I am already 40 weeks post relaxer and in 12 more weeks,I will be one year post! How exciting is that?

My regimen and styling hasn't changed. 



If  I am feeling ambitious, I do medium sized twists which typically lasts 2 weeks

And when my twists get messy, I throw on a scarf



If I'm feeling lazy, I do "chunky" twists which typically last only a week

Twists at 38.5 weeks post relaxer 




When I want to wear my hair out, I do a braid-n-curl 

38 Weeks post relaxer



This is a 4 day braid-n-curl 

My thoughts so far: 

  • This transition is extremely easy for me. I know it's because of the twists and my very low maintenance regimen
  • So far, I haven't experienced any noticeable breakage
  • I sometimes think of pushing up my BC date to February 2013 where I will be 15 months post, but I doubt that's going to happen. I would like to transition at a minimum of 20 months post.
  • In February 2013, I will do my first major transition cut to rid any feelings of a BC
  • Next year, I'm thinking of doing a modified version of the Crown n Glory method where I will have my hair in a long term protective style( with extensions) for 8 weeks and my hair out for 1 month
  • I feel like my hair isn't growing fast enough. 
  • The front of my hair grows VERY slow! 
  • I am so much in LOVE with my natural hair..but I still like my relaxed hair 
  • Whenever I see a TWA or a BAA, I wish my transition would hurry up and end
  • I have 23 hairstyles I have to do before I BC. If I don't do each and every style, I wont BC
  • Once I reach 1 year post, I will give twists a break and style my loose hair more often 
  • I haven't used direct heat in 8 months! woot woot!
  • I can't wait until I am fully natural!!




12 comments:

  1. You look beautiful in the first picture!

    Loving the pic of your cute coily/ straight strand (",). You're transition is going so well. I am looking forward to the new styles you'll be rocking in the new year.

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    1. Thank you!! :-D

      haha, thanks. The contrast is amazing to me.
      I will def post some new styles, I have been so lazy yet overprotective(pun intended) of my hair, so I'm waiting until I no longer care about the relaxed hair to try out more styles.

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  2. Good luck on the hair journey, it looks great! Especially that chic scarf style, gotta love scarves, they make any outfit or hairstyle instantly fabulous! :D

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    1. Thank you!!!! Yes, gotta love scarves. You already know about my addiction.
      P.S- I'm behind on my blog list, but took a quick look at yours and I love the family photos!!!

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  3. Wow you're already 40 weeks? I didn't even realize. Looking good!!

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    1. :-) Yup! Time is flying(well not fast enough). Thank you!

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  4. Your hair looks great! You definitely make transitioning look like a breeze :). I look forward to seeing which 23 styles you'll do, such a fun idea to spice up transitioning. love it!

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  5. Wow, almost a year. It's gone by unbelievably fast. It's so exciting watching your transition. I love your styles. Your hair is SO thick. Also looking forward to your BC, but enjoy the styling in between.

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    1. I know! I wish it would go by faster though..lol.
      Thank you for the support!

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  6. Glad your transition is going well! I have a question for you. I am 32 weeks post relaxer and I have so many tangles. Its so bad that I may have to cut some of them off and I am just so saddened. How do you prevent matting and knots from forming in your hair?

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    1. Thanks!
      The main way I prevent matting and knots is by keeping my hair stretched. So, if I'm not in twists..I always braid my hair(4-6 braids) nightly. And when I airdry, I do so in about 10 braids to stretch my new-growth.
      Also, after washing, be sure to do a cold water or apple-cider-vinegar rinse(as a final rinse) to seal the cuticles. That may help.

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