So I had my hair relaxed yesterday. While I was at it I got my hair cut. Yes, you read right, cut!! I had my hair relaxed and I decided to ask the stylist to cut off the thin ends I had from the days I used to relax my hair bone straight. Compared to the rest of the hair the ends looked thin. Initially I had planned to slowly trim them off over a period of time but while I was sitting in the salon I just decided that the thin ends should go! Suffice to say my ends were cut off and I am now back to the length I was a year ago in February 2011. As soon as she was done I regretted my decision because my hair felt so short. She cut off about 5cm or so. I realised when I got home and started taking pics that the stylist cut my hair in layers. I actually prefer my hair in a blunt cut. It doesnt really matter though because I know it will grow out soon.
Even though I have lost quite a bit of length (I am now in between shoulder length (sl) and arm pit length (apl) I still hold onto my goal of bsl by December. I will try my best to reach my goal. I will return to relaxing every 12 weeks. My next relaxer will in early May 2011.
As for yesterday’s relaxer, I used Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Relaxer (regular strength). My hair is texlaxed meaning the stylist deliberately washes off the relaxer after a few minutes before the hair is bone straight. This means my hair is left with a bit of curl in it. The reason why it is straight in the pic above is because it has been flat ironed (after applying a heat protectant).
I will return to my normal regimen of washing and deep conditioning twice a week as well as moisturising daily. I will do this religiously until the next relaxer.
I have continued to take the Hair, Skin and Nails (HSN) vitamins. I started taking HSN vitamins in August 2011. It’s been about 6 months now and I don’t really see any change to my hair or skin. My nails on the other hand have become extremely strong and grow much faster. I have to cut my nails more often now. I will continue to take the vitamins at least until I have taken them for a year. I will then review and decide whether to carry on.