I have now officially passed my 7 month mark in my hair transition. ***confetti***
The good points
My hair has not been very difficult to handle. I wash my hair once a week, using method shown below:
Shampoo >>> DC >>> Detangle hair with Leave in >> Twist hair >> Air Dry
I have completely cut off the prepoo stage in my wash days. I do moisturise my hair at least every other day, and as I generally re-twist my hair the night before, I can sometimes moisturises my hair every day. Another step I have cut off is sealing my hair with an oil.
Over 2 weeks ago, I did notice my hair was dull and dry, and for this wash day I did prepoo my hair:
- Prepooed with coconut oil
- Shampooed with ORS HaiRepair Shampoo
- DC with ORS Replenshing Conditioner, with coconut oil
- Leave in, detangled and twist.
My hair felt clean and moisturised that week, so I know prepooing is really beneficial to stop the shampoo from stripping my hair dry.
The reason I have cut off pre-pooing and sealing steps in my regimen is due to laziness.
Last wash day I also measured my new growth, I can now tell where my texlaxed hair ends and my new growth begin. My NG is measuring at 7cm. ***more confetti** I was excited as I now know the rate at which my hair grows >> 1cm each month.
The not so good side
I have been getting frustrated with the state of my texlaxed hair especially when I have a braid out or I wear my hair in twists, the ends are frizzy and ‘straight’ (see picture below) I am continuously trimming the ends to get more of a curly end, it’s ok for a while, then goes back to its frizzy ‘straight’ self…..I hope when am fully natural this will not be an issue, as I will constantly be trimming my hair….
|You can see the state of my ends|
I have really been feeling like cutting off my texlaxed hair due to the issues above, but let me not kid myself, 7cm is too short for my liking **vanity**. Also the longer I transition the more likely I will retain the majority of my growth, as the split ends affect my texlaxed hair.
Am dying for your suggestions for my dry fizzy texlaxed ends?
Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)