Sunday, November 18

Transition Update: 1 YEAR POST RELAXER

52 weeks post relaxer

It has been exactly 1 year since I relaxed my hair!!! Can you believe it? It feels like yesterday...YEAH RIGHT! I have been waiting for this day since I announced I was transitioning, but I guess it did go by kind of fast. 

On to my update:

  • I honestly feel like this transition has been fairly easy and plan on transitioning for at LEAST one more year. 
  • My natural hair is VERY tightly coiled, thick and keeping it stretched and moisturized has been the key to my success..with the addition of finger detangling, low manipulation and protective styling. 
  • My hair is still past Arm Pit Length and I plan to maintain this length until I big-chop. I am actually hoping for APL natural hair by the time I BC as well. Yes,I am long hair obsessed and proud of it! 
  • Shrinkage is CRAZY, but I accept it in all it's glory. 

46 weeks post relaxer - The nape is the shortest part of my relaxed hair due to weird underprocessing  in the past, but it's pretty healthy now. 

  • I haven't had ONE thought about relaxing my hair. Those days are long gone. 
  • I am really enjoying this transitioning process. My new favorite hair style is the high bun 

  • Glycerin mixed with water and some oils is my naturals hair best friend! Although my relaxed hair hates glycerin so I make sure not to spray the mix on it. 
  • I haven't used heat AT ALL this year. I don't plan on straightening my hair during this transition. 
  • I plan my hair styles and hair treatments 4 months out which helps me resist the urge to BC
  • I haven't worn any extensions since my last relaxer. I plan on doing single braids sometime in February, but I want to get to know my natural hair before doing so.
That's it for now. I may do a length check at the end of the year, but I need to figure out how to do so without heat. 
Thanks for all the support!! Here's to one more year! 

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  1. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on your first year of transitioning! Your high bun is very cute and polished! Have you seen Naptural85's most recent length check video? She stretched her hair with one hand and measured with the other hand rather than using heat to straighten it and before measuring it. Check out the video if you have a chance. Thank you so much for sharing all of your incredible tips and encouragement! Here's to another 12 to 15 months! It'll fly by before you know it!

    1. Thank you!!!! Oh yes, I have seen it and thanks for the suggestion. I think I will do a length check that way..may need to hop on camera to do so.
      You are very welcome and Thank you for your continued support!
      Yes!! I sure hope so. :-D

  2. So soon? Congrats and wishing you another fruitful one year.

  3. Congratulations on making the one year mark.

  4. Happy one year! Your hair looks awesome :)

  5. Hi,
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    1. Aww thank you!! I will definitely check out your blog.

  6. I feel exactly the same way as you, I never though about relaxing my hair. Why would I? Im transitioning because I dont want to relax it, lol! And aw congrats on one year.. I'm 7 months post.. xx


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