Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Weeks Post Relaxer with Three Textures

It's been 12 weeks since my last relaxer touch up in September and I'm sporting three textures. Bone straight relaxed, texlaxed, and then my un-processed new growth. Thankfully, caring for the three textures has not been an issue (fingers crossed that it stays that way!).

Still toying with the idea of transitioning, but haven't made a definite decision, so I'm just stretching for now. I definitely prefer my texlaxed hair to my bone straight portions but I haven't decided if I'm actually transitioning to completely natural or to texlaxed.

I'll make up my mind sooner or later (or my hair will make it up for me!). I'll just continue taking it one day at a time.

Is anyone else as indecisive as I am? :)

Oh, and my hair is freshly washed and deep conditioned, and still damp in these photos.




With smiles,

9 comments:

  1. yes, I am just as indecisive, in 2008 I transitioned from relaxed to natural wore my hair natural for 3 years, I'm texlaxed now, not sure if I'll relax again but I will be a long-term stretcher....your hair is beautiful btw...

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  2. anacquiredtaste12/11/11, 4:08 AM

    You and I are definitely in the same boat so far. I'm also 12 weeks post, have some texlaxed areas and considering wither transitioning to natural or texlaxed. My issue is - 1. it's summer here in Australia and i don't know how to style my hair (hate braidouts & twistouts on myself). 2. the only place i can get my hair in a weave or braids is at least 2 hours by train from here

    Steph

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  3. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ!!! :)


    First i would like to say that i LOVE your hair and blog! :D

    I'm currently relaxed/texlaxed & 18 days post (2wks/4days)and 2 weeks ago,i was also in the same boat as you,but i've recently made a final decision to transition to natural. I'm just soooo ready for a new change. I've been relaxed for 14 yrs now and i'm just tired of having to use strong harsh chemicals on my hair every few months and getting scalp scabs & burns JUST to make it more straight. I'm absolutely DONE with them. I've realized that my hair is just too fine and sensitve for such strong chemicals. I'm 20 yrs old & want to get to know and take care of my natural hair as early as i can now.

    Now I did TRY to transition to natural 2 yrs ago at the beginning of my hair journey (for only 10 whole months),but eventually threw in the towel because 1.)i was jumping on the natural hair bandwagon too soon that i had no knowledge of 2.) i didn't have the proper products for dealing w/2 textures & 3.) i missed having straight hair at the time. But NOW,i'm fully prepared :) I have an awesome bada$$ detangler (that i've stocked up),a good detangling comb and staple products that work with both of my textures. Bring it lol. I'm currently full BSL and i STILL want to make it to full WL while transitioning. After i hit WL and enjoy it for a month or so,I'm gonna slowly chop my way back up to SL by continuing to long-term transition for another 2-3 more yrs cutting off 2-3 inches every 4-6 months so i won't have to deal w/2 different textures + long ends. By the time i BC my relaxed/texlaxed ends off,i want my natural hair to at least be CBL (unstretched).

    To be truly honest,i LOVE my natural newgrowth ALOT :D it's shinier,softer,thicker,silkier,healthier and looks 10x better than my texlaxed/relaxed ends. Especially when i flatiron it,it straightens 1000x better & FEELS better than my flatironed relaxed/texlaxed ends. Plus i like variety of natural hair: curly/kinky short hair (shrinkage),straight,big hair,blown-out and other styles.

    My natural hair inspirations are: ReneiceHairTV,Longhairdontcare2011 and xCin75x (all on Youtube). They all show that you can STILL have beautiful,long,thick,healthy natural hair while still using heat and/or color in moderation. But i'm mostly gonna follow LHCD2011 tips & regimen since she has the same hair type & texture as me and that she still uses heat in moderation and does lots of cool/cute protective styles.

    I have a younger cousin (12) who's also decided to stop getting relaxers a few months ago and REFUSES to let them touch her hair again & her mom is okay with it :). I want to show and inspire my other relaxed & texlaxed young siblings,relatives and other girls/women to go natural & that natural hair IS beautiful and CAN grow very long. I personally will not miss relaxing/texlaxing anymore. Especially when there are toooons of really good products, techniques and info for natural hair out there. If i would've never found hair boards & really watched natural hair youtube videos,i would have NEVER considered going natural. I mean,you seriously wouldn't even convinced me lol. I'm very gladly to say that my "creamy-crack" days are O-VER :D But now that i'm more knowledgeable about hair care & natural hair,i'm just SO ready for a new change. I'm so excited!! :D

    Phew! sorry if that was too long haha. Sometimes i rant and can't help myself lol. But whatever decision you choose,i'm sure your hair will continue to be beautiful. HHJ! :)

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  4. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ!!! :)
    First i would like to say that i LOVE your hair and blog! :D
    I'm currently relaxed/texlaxed & 18 days post (2wks/4days)and 2 weeks ago,i was also in the same boat as you,but i've recently made a final decision to transition to natural. I'm just soooo ready for a new change. I've been relaxed for 14 yrs now and i'm just tired of having to use strong harsh chemicals on my hair every few months and getting scalp scabs & burns JUST to make it more straight. I'm absolutely DONE with them. I've realized that my hair is just too fine and sensitve for such strong chemicals. I'm 20 yrs old & want to get to know and take care of my natural hair as early as i can now.
    Now I did TRY to transition to natural 2 yrs ago at the beginning of my hair journey (for only 10 whole months),but eventually threw in the towel because 1.)i was jumping on the natural hair bandwagon too soon that i had no knowledge of 2.) i didn't have the proper products for dealing w/2 textures & 3.) i missed having straight hair at the time. But NOW,i'm fully prepared :) I have an awesome bada$$ detangler (that i've stocked up),a good detangling comb and staple products that work with both of my textures. Bring it lol. I'm currently full BSL and i STILL want to make it to full WL while transitioning. After i hit WL and enjoy it for a month or so,I'm gonna slowly chop my way back up to SL by continuing to long-term transition for another 2-3 more yrs cutting off 2-3 inches every 4-6 months so i won't have to deal w/2 different textures + long ends. By the time i BC my relaxed/texlaxed ends off,i want my natural hair to at least be CBL (unstretched).
    To be truly honest,i LOVE my natural newgrowth ALOT :D it's shinier,softer,thicker,silkier,healthier and looks 10x better than my texlaxed/relaxed ends. Especially when i flatiron it,it straightens 1000x better & FEELS better than my flatironed relaxed/texlaxed ends. Plus i like variety of natural hair: curly/kinky short hair (shrinkage),straight,big hair,blown-out and other styles.
    My natural hair inspirations are: ReneiceHairTV,Longhairdontcare2011 and xCin75x (all on Youtube). They all show that you can STILL have beautiful,long,thick,healthy natural hair while still using heat and/or color in moderation. But i'm mostly gonna follow LHCD2011 tips & regimen since she has the same hair type & texture as me and that she still uses heat in moderation and does lots of cool/cute protective styles.
    I have a younger cousin (12) who's also decided to stop getting relaxers a few months ago and REFUSES to let them touch her hair again & her mom is okay with it :). I want to show and inspire my other relaxed & texlaxed young siblings,relatives and other girls/women to go natural & that natural hair IS beautiful and CAN grow very long. I personally will not miss relaxing/texlaxing anymore. Especially when there are toooons of really good products, techniques and info for natural hair out there. If i would've never found hair boards & really watched natural hair youtube videos,i would have NEVER considered going natural. I mean,you seriously wouldn't even convinced me lol. I'm very gladly to say that my "creamy-crack" days are O-VER :D But now that i'm more knowledgeable about hair care & natural hair,i'm just SO ready for a new change. I'm so excited!! :D
    Phew! sorry if that was too long haha. Sometimes i rant and can't help myself lol. But whatever decision you choose,i'm sure your hair will continue to be beautiful. HHJ! :)

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  5. I started my transition a little over a year ago. When I declared to myself  that I was going to go natural, I began feeling pressured. After a while, I wasn't sure what I would do, and decided to just go with the flow for now (stretching) and not declaring any definitive step. That made the process a lot more bearable. I am now 17.5 months post. :-)

    I eventually decided that I would transition... no pressure.... Just do whatever makes you feel comfortable.

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  6. I definitely as indecisive as you.  Girl you are my she-ro!  All I hear from Traycee (KISS) and other texlaxed transitioners is how extremely difficult it is dealing with three textures!  And we can CLEARLY see the three textures, but you are just sailing along!  I like what you said about your hair letting you know what it wants!  So true!!!

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  7. Please dont go natrual! You are an inspiration to other girls out there who haven't jumped onto the natrual bandwagon! Proof that even relaxed hair can grow long and is easily managed !
    But its your choice really....

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  8. I agree with ^ ^ ^....please dont go natural

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  9. Man, I'm so glad that I found this blog! I recently was super indecisive about whether I should keep relaxing or just go natural. I finally decided to just stay relaxed, but to take better care of my hair this time around and I've been trying to find as many tips as I can in order to do so! :)

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