I guess the further i go into my stretch the less care i show my hair…or am just plain lazy. Either way, my hair is really fragile at this point and i can’t afford to be negligent, so, its official: am getting a relaxer next month. For me, its easier to maintain straight hair. I cannot flat iron again for at least another 4 weeks yet i need to wash it every week…point is, i need a relaxer and am getting it at 5 months post.
I have to say i’ve done relatively well during this stretch. My hair isn’t so bad…its just gotten a little dry but i correct that in good time so no breakage. I however don’t think i will be stretching this long in the future…or maybe i will…i don’t know.
When i get my relaxer, i will try and go back to my first hair regimen (yea, when i was natural). My current one is okay but because my hair has been getting a little dry, i always want to cowash mid week but with the amount of new growth i have, i choose not to…too much manipulation. I liked my old regimen and i got to prepoo and deep condition weekly. I would like to be able to do that again…my hair will really benefit from it. Basically, this was all there was to it:
deep condition overnight
cowash in the morning
shampoo wash (sulfate-free)
Because i normally leave the house in the afternoon, i guess this will work for me.
I will also give ‘air drying’ another shot…for the first 6 weeks maybe, I won’t have crazy new growth to deal with so i hope that goes well. But how do i air dry? hmmmm…