Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Glorious Hair Update | 15 Months Post Relaxer

I've been at this transitioning thing now for 15 months and not only am I darn right proud of myself for not giving up, but I'm anticipating my chop more and more and what my hair will look like more and more! My desire to go natural was mainly fueled by the heads of hair that were of a more curly, ringlety texture as opposed to fro/kinky like, and as wisdom has it, I have learned that the expectation of my hairs texture may prove to disappoint when the scissors come into contact with my hair that fortunate day in November. Why? Because seeing a few curls on a wash day is by no means a depiction of my hair type. Let's just say hair changes when it doesn't have relaxed ends to hold on to!!!
Anyway I've just been reflecting about my Healthy Hair Journey since my cut in Nov 2011 and the progress of hair growth and health. I'm happy that there have been no drastic set backs, or hair thinning etc, let's be honest the 2 textured thing is not for the light hearted.
I washed my hair this weekend just gone and did my usual, water to hair "peep the curls" experiment. It's already so apparent that the back of my hair holds a much tighter curl than the front. I say it now and I'll say it again... shrinkage is serious!!!
So enough of my rambling here is a hair breakdown of my hair since Nov 2011 and the intial post on why I really decided to go Au Natural.

From Left to Right | Nov 2011 Bra Strap Length , Nov 2011 Hair Cut, June 2012 Seven months post relaxer Hair growth, Oct 2012 another Hair Cut 11 months Post relaxer.

Besides the first picture I've pretty much been cutting my hair to just past shoulder length every 4-6 months just so that the big cut/chop this coming November isn't as frightening for me!
10 months post relaxer Hair growth and curl check
15 months post relaxer Hair growth and curl check

P.s. excuse the photos couldn't find my camera battery so had to stick to the phone.

My two texture hair tolerance levels are extremely low right now (plus I mentioned I'd be protective styling a lot this year)  so I braided my hair back and threw on some homemade weave clips, the same ones I mentioned in this video here.

 I was thinking of doing a video on how to sew, braid up and install the weave clips, but there are quite a few vids out already, let me know if you'd like one anyway!

Avec amour...



  1. Hi there!! Good job on your transition journey! I would like to see the weave clip video please:))

    1. Thank you SD :) I will be doing one in the next week or two x

  2. If/when I ever transition - I'll be PS'ing all the way. The difference in my two textures is much to extreme to even try to transition with it all "loose" and I commend you for mixing it up as much as you have.

  3. I haven't transitioned but I have cut down on the heat. My hair feels so much thicker and stronger now. I love it even more.


  4. Ooh a video will be lovely!


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