So I am 3 weeks post tomorrow – I have found this week since the Affirm 5 in 1 protein treatment that my hair has been in the same mood for most of the week which has meant that I have been able to wear it down without too much heat.
I have appx 6-7 weeks left until my next relaxer and am really looking forward to it as I think the minimised breakage will mean that I am able to resist trimming and should therefore see a significant length increase as opposed to having it mostly trimmed off. Also the lack of breakage should also help with making the hair look thicker overtime.
I am interested to see if the 5 in 1 helps with keeping the regrowth in check in addition to the rest of the hair – I mean I doubt I would be able to comb 8 weeks of regrowth from route to tip – but it would be interesting to see if it strengthens the hair that much.
I mostly just want to be APL already and def want some more thickness – I think this hair length isn’t sexy because of the layering. Layering is fine when you have a lot of length but on shoulder length hair and short hair it doesn’t help much in my opinion.
Feeling impatient and unsatisfied… roll on September!
2 and a half weeks post. Ok so how are things on the hair front?
Well it seems the products that the Deloris recommended are all I need. I actually feel like I struggled during the last relaxer period with products – carrot oil was moisturising but didn’t smell very nice. And the natural hair products were being used for the sake of using up the products.
Right now the Keracare moisturiser is perfect for daily – every other day moisturising and the Affirm 5 in 1 reconstructing conditioner is the truth!!
In all my life of using conditioners I don’t think I have ever purchased one that stops breakage in its tracks. This is the first deep conditioner that I can say makes an immediate difference. Aphogee which everybody raves about is supposed to do this but I can’t say I noticed any difference whatsoever.
I think what makes this one work is the ph balance of 4.5. The fact that it addresses my hairs porosity issues, the fact that it gives the hair some serious slip – so it naturally detangles it and then there’s the fact it gives the hair so much strength that it stops feeling so fragile. I even blow dried afterwards and I usually avoid blow drying because my hair is so fragile and I find blow drying normally rips chunks of the hair out, but this time I lost a nominal amount
My plan is to look after my hair as best I can so that I will not need to trim when I go for my next relaxer. My ends are in pretty good shape so as long as I continue to use this moisturiser and the conditioner I think I should be ok.
The challenge will be not over manipulating on holiday – how many times will we go swimming etc?
Now that I can keep my breakage in check it might help my hair to thicken up over the course of appx 3 relaxers.
I feel really impatient, since I now know that I can minimise breakage and therefore retain length more quickly. Roll on July and moreso, September relaxers. Not that I’m wishing my summer away!