So, I am attempting my first 16 week stretch. Not sure how this is supposed to go. I mean, I know I’m supposed to stretch, relax, be happy at all this length, possibly avoid over processing and live in glory until my roots make a comeback. I’m just not sure how to feel about this.
I have been switching between rollersetting and airdrying lately. I actually don’t hate air drying in the spring as I usually do during the winter. Because cowashing normally involves me dcing after using a rinse-off conditioner, it just tightens my cuticles (because they are a rinse-off) and I realized that’s the reason I hate cowashes. Just dcing and either walking around or under a heating cap works fine. Doesn’t matter anyway, my hair still feels soft in that “cone-y” way, regardless of the conditioner I use. I never hate the feeling, but I’m not against it either.
Got my tangle teezer in the mail. I actually saw it on my kitchen counter when I returned from a wedding. My husband said “what’s that supposed to do again” and I said “Adrienne told me to get it to get the hair out so it has to work!” He just laughed and walked away. I plan to use it the next time I airdry my hair.
My friend told me at the gym after using a shampoo with carboxylic acid, the dryness went away. I smiled and told her good. The conversation went down hill from there (lol).
So far, my stretch is going well. I can relax anytime after 11 weeks, but if the breakage subsides, I’ll hold off as much as possible to 16 weeks. Because of the changing textures, its becoming easier.
We’ll see how it goes.
One Day, It Will Happen