Friday, 2 August 2013

Challenge Review – Month #1

 My stretch has been going well, I am now 8 weeks post relaxer, and aiming to get to 12 weeks post this month
Expectation: 8 weeks post – Achieved
Issues: My new growth started acting up at 5 weeks posts, it was dry, I started using S Curl No drip moisturise which did help, I was moisturising my hair every day, which I think was a bit too much, as I had a lot of product build up. This month I will listen to my hair and moisturise when needed.
Goals for August: Get to 12 weeks post and baby my new growth

I have been M&S my nape with S Curl No drip Moisturiser and ORS Carrot Oil.
I make sure I also have a silk bonnet on and sleep on a silk pillow case. So far I think my nape is getting strong and I have not noticed any breaking off. No other issues with my nape, will continue doing what I am doing.
I have been M&S my ends and protective styling them. I have used direct heat once this month, but I don’t think this should be an issue. I will continue doing what I am doing and most importantly protective styling!
Protective Styling
I did do 2 new protective styles in this month.
One was for my friend’s wedding (midweek wedding in the Mountains of North Wales)

Protective style #1 Bun with crown
 The other is an instant weave, which I am loving the ease of. I will be posting a detailed review of this product soon.

Protective Style #2 - Instant Weave

I feel my challenge is going well, however, I have noticed that I am now a victim of improper bunning and protective styling! My buns have been too tight, my hair line has suffered because of it. So in addition to the 3 challenges I have for myself I will be doing a hair line challenge which I got from As it’s still a sensitive topic for me, I had noticed that my hair line was thinning but thought maybe it is in my head, and over the weekend my bf mentioned that I shouldn’t manipulate my hair as the front is thinning :-( prior to my hair journey I have not had issues with thinning hair lines and I use to weave my hair and straighten my hairline all the time!!!!

 I have taken a picture of my starting point and will show the results after 3 months to see what improvements I have made

Additionally to using castor oil and peppermint oil every-day I will also

1.     Not apply any relaxer to hairline

2.    Use hair clips for protective styling and not hair ties

3.    Use much looser protective styles.

Happy Hair Journey’s Ladies :-)

‘Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.’ – Dwight L. Moody


  1. I love how huge your bun is, good luck with your goals! :)

    1. Thanks candice, am looking forward to see your relaxer results!

  2. I feel like I'm having hairline troubles too. But I know thin edges run in my family. Don't fret too much as stress will only make it worse. Good luck on your challenge!

    1. You are so right I really should relax. I've never had hairline issues. I hope you are doing better with your hairline too.