Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Hair Update | 1 year fully natural

I was a full year on my transition on the 10th January. Shortly after that day I decided to get rid of all the texlaxed hair I still had and be fully natural.

After I sprayed some water and gel on my hair I realised it was not going to be easy, my texlaxed hair was very underprocessed and mimicked a pretty convincing curl. 

I tried my very best to get it all, but I fear I might still have a few strands in there and also that I cut off parts that were unprocessed. In hindsight, I could have relaxed my hair bone straight on my last touch up day, if I knew this would happen.

After the scissors happy session I took a good look in the mirror at this short shrunken geled  and watered up hair and thought 'What have I done?!'

I then went straight in for a wash day:

1. Prepoo - Baobab oil for 30 mins
2. Shampoo - Herbal Essence Nourish me Butter Shampoo - the smell was great one latter did the trick - but then again I have such little hair now!
3. Deep Condition - ORS Hairepair Conditioner for 20 mins with a heat cap - note to self you need to step up on the heat game with DC
4. Towel dry 
5. Leave in - Aunt Jackies .... I sectioned my hair in a twist out and covered it with a satin wrap for the rest of the day - results below. 

First natural twist out

I got pretty comfortable in my stretched hair so I tried out a BKO and also a length check to officially start my fully natural journey


Bantu Knot Out

First natural length check

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)








How was your wash day? 


14 comments:

  1. YASSSS!!!! Congrats chica! Your hair looks amazing and I love this fluffy BKO! How many knots did you do for this style?

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

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    1. Thanks KLP, it felt like i had took many tiny knots, just to keep them from unravelling

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  2. Congrats on your big chop! I am loving your look

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  3. I love with your new look! You're so beautiful.
    I see my hair in yours and it's pulling at my heartstrings...
    It seems multi-tone too- is that natural or did you colour?
    Your bantu knot out♡♡

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    1. aww thanks sandra, i hope my natural hair grows up to be just like yours!! I did colour it at 9 months post, so still have some colour left over. Thanks for all the support!!

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  4. I really love the new do. It will grow on you. Trust me!

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    1. Thanks Newline it really is growing on me already :)

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  5. Congratulations on your new hair cut, welcome to the natural world.


    https://lauralivll.wordpress.com

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  6. Congrats on being fully natural. Loving the new look. Now that you're natural are you changing your blog name?

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    1. Thanks Tomi! Yes my blog name is dropping 'relaxed' part to avoid confusion.

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  7. Love the look congrats on being natural. How did you find the transition journey?

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  8. Congrats on your big chop!!! Girl what am i waiting on. I'll be two years transitioning in March and i'm still not ready for the scissors. I just like still be able to incorporate the length i have in what ever styles I want to try. I mean I'm ready but not ready for the big chop if that makes since. LOL! That bko is gorge!

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