"Over the past month or so I have reached the decision that I will be taking an extended break from relaxing my hair. Alongside this, I will be cutting the relaxed/texlaxed ends of my hair off over time. I am hesitant to say that I am ‘going natural’ but what I can say is that having a relaxer doesn’t feature among my hair plans."
I am continually wearing wigs and plan to install some chunky twists in the coming weeks/months. It has dawned on me that wearing my hair in these styles does not require my hair to be straight.
Therefore, seeing as I don’t style my hair in a way which requires me to have these straight ends, I don’t really see the point of continuing to struggle with them on wash days. It is just taking up way too much of my time, time which will be better spent doing other things. I dread my lengthy wash days because of the tangle struggle and I put off each episode for as long as possible. I have cut back my regime considerably from what it once was this has all been in the hopes of reducing my wash days. It would be a breeze if it wasn’t for the relaxed ends.
Over the past few months as my stretch increased I quickly noticed that my unprocessed hair is much stronger. It also looks healthier and is thicker than the processed portion. I think that my hair may benefit from no longer being relaxed. Besides, it is constantly hidden and in these 10 sections so what is the point of relaxing it?! It makes no sense to me [or my boyfriend who said ‘You never wear your own hair anyway…you should cut it all off!].
I love wearing my units! I have invested good money in them and I am enjoying the versatility and speed of styling my 'temporary' hair. I actually have plans to buy another one in the next few months (I fancy a little bit of colour for the summer!) after I finish the review post for the CLW-064 s unit I purchased from RPG Show (picture below is a sneak preview of the unit!).
Seeing as I am comfortable where I am I see this as the perfect opportunity to start again with my hair. I’m not ruling out relaxing my hair again – it’s likely that I will either do that or heat-train but for now, protective styling suits me just fine.
In the meantime, I will probably do one final length check at some point on flat ironed hair before I start snipping away the ends gradually.
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