So washed and blow-dried my hair yesterday and I it looks like the back of my hair when stretched /pulled with my fingers is more in the way of an inch away from APL rather than the 2 inches it felt like it was a while ago. I think after my September relaxer I will be only an inch away from APL without pulling with my fingers (depending on how much of a trim I need), which means I’m actually getting close so can stop feeling like APL is something only other people achieve.
I was reading a ‘From shoulder length to APL’ thread on LHCF (longhaircareforum.com) yesterday and someone on the thread mentioned that they were 4 inches away from APL and that they felt like they would never get there– it did make me suddenly realise I’m a lot closer to getting there than I think, it is not as much of a pipe dream as it originally was.
I lost a bit more than I lose with my weekly washes. yesterday, but given that I last washed my hair at 2 and a half weeks post it makes sense that there would be more than usual.
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!