It’s been a while….
So I’ve been making decisions and that’s why these wash days are so few and far in between.
Thanks to Miss Divachyk, she got me reading this art of transitioning book by the same person who brought you The Science of Black Hair I’ve decided that since I’m about 21 weeks post, I’d just keep stretching and see how long I can go. So far so good. I went into this texlax journey with the hope of making transitioning easier and while I’m not ready to throw in the relaxer towel yet (just in case I relapse) I will say that it’s been much easier to stretch lately and as long as I don’t “think” I need a relaxer, then I feel I don’t need one.
So I started with just clarifying because my hair felt disgusting. Seriously. I used my trust Redken Cleansin Cream. This stuff is a keeper man. Go to ulta. Buy the liter. Spend an extra couple bucks for the pump. You will thank me later. I let it sit too. I’ve realized that the more texture I have, the longer it actually has to sit on to work. Funny how things change.
I didn’t use protein #gasp. I just used my Keracare Humecto. It was on for 10 minutes before I went under the dryer, 15 minutes under heat and 30 while entertaining my little big guy. I eventually rinsed in my kitchen sink (which I actually liked).
My hair actually felt good despite not using protein. It’s been too close since using protein so I didn’t want to go crazy just because I clarified.
I rollerset using my spray water bottle and Nexxus Pro Mend heat protection spray. This stuff actually has good slip. I like it better for the flat iron, but it’s equally good under the dryer and leaves my hair frizz free.
Not losing much hair these day yet but I’m just trying to play it by ear. The weather here has been disgusting: snow and bitter cold. I will admit I haven’t been sealing the way I should. I should probably look into getting a good butter again if I don’t have any. I’m also going to reincorporate my silk dream and APB back into rotation. It’s been about 5 months, I think I can use that stuff slowly again.
My mother has me watching old Chappelle Show episodes and I’m crying over here. How was your last wash day?
One Day, It Will Happen