I straightened my hair 2 weeks ago on the 9th, at 3 weeks 5 days post. By then, I had gone for 5 months without using heat on my hair. I also trimmed it on that same day. My last trim was about 6 months ago.
I’ll try and not make this post too wordy so here are the pics I took.
I’d been wearing my hair in a bun for the first 2 weeks of my relaxer stretch. Normally I’d rock a curly do at that point of my stretch but my braid outs had been major fails, and you know when all else fails – BUN IT 😀
See what shampoo does to my hair? Tangles all the way. I used Enliven shampoo which I totally love because it gets all the gunk out. I think its important to do a clarifying wash if you plan on straightening your hair because you don’t want the heat to cake dirt and product residue onto your strands.
Keeping it simple with my deep conditioning mix. I’ve been using olive oil a lot nowadays, along with almond oil because with the temperatures dropping, coconut oil is no fun to use in its solid state. Am also using honey a lot more (instead of glycerin) because I have copious amounts of the stuff in the house.
You know how I do it, a plastic bag then a scarf on top … and then I go about my Saturday morning chores or workout.
The back left section is straightened while the right is not. See how much volume has been lost in the process? Why again do I love straight hair?
I can’t even explain how this happened. Whats more irritating is how they just stick up! I had to use some product to lay them down.
My camera broke a while back so am yet to take a proper length-check pic but here’s one I snapped using my phone.
My hair is trimmed at this point. I was careful not to snip off a lot of hair like last time and I think I did okay. I’ve gained a little length, not quite the 3 inches I was going for but well,…this is still progress regardless. I took another pic a few days later hoping for more length but yea, it was still the same 😀
And yes, I live in loungewear 😀 Hoodies, tanks, sweatpants, yoga pants. That’s my look right now.