Monday, 18 November 2013
Craving the White Stuff
So it may only seem like I have only just started by hair journey but its been 10 weeks since I last chemically relaxed my hair, this is the longest I have even gone without chemically relaxing the regrowth and I wont lie I am struggling! Although I haven't had as much breakage as I thought I might (I have had a little mainly at the very front) its been difficult on wash days as the two textures of my hair do not agree and take differently to products, for example the regrowth can take heavier oils like Olive Oil but it seems to make the ends sticky, stringy and thin looking. And if I use a lighter oil like Grape Seed I don't feel like the regrowth is getting enough moisture which may result in breakage! It all is just feeling a bit dry, brittle even.
This isn't my only predicament, styling my hair is taking three times as long as it did before. When I wear it up in a protective style I have frizzy edges and when I wear it out, it can look a bit stringy and thinner than what i'm use to. It's like my hair is screaming to be chemically relaxed, I swear it's whispering in my ear "go on just one more hit, no one needs to know and I will be so much more manageable, go on! you know you want to" BUT I will persevere! I guess like everything new its difficult at the beginning, a lot of trial and error and getting to know what works for you.
Tracey has suggested using a neutralizing shampoo to get rid of the stickiness and having a hot oil treatment on my next wash day. I am going to give it ago and keep you posted.
Love Carissa x