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Texlax and Growth Aide Mix

Hi lovely ladies. How's the growing?

Well, I have to admit. I've become so tired of bone straight relaxed hair. Today would have made me 8 weeks post relaxer and I was really dreading calling my beautician and scheduling an appointment. Seeing her with that rat-tooth comb in her hand, plunging through my hair made me cringe. I also hate how lifeless my hair seems to be after relaxing.

I had always heard about texlaxing but wasn't too sure what it was. So I looked on the hair boards and google and decided texlaxing was what I wanted to do. I've honestly probably been texlaxing my entire hair journey because my hair rarely got bone straight after self-relaxing. Texlaxing is basically leaving the relaxer on for less time than usual or diluting it with oils/conditioners. I diluted my Silk Elements relaxer with A LOT of castor oil (I was scared of overprocessing). I used at least 3 tablespoons and added as I went along.

I got the results I was looking for. My new growth is not bone straight, but kind of wavy, soft and smooth. I LOVE natural hair but when my new growth comes in it is course as I don't know what and I could never see myself transitioning to natural. Texlax is like the middle option between relaxed and natural. Your hair isn't bone straight but it isn't tight like natural hair. You still have some texture to your hair, so braidouts and twist outs are good choices.

Texlaxing is a good option for me because a lot of my ends are underprocessed anyway, even though my beautician supposedly did a corrective relaxer 8 weeks ago. A lot of girls transition from relaxed to texlax and have issues because their ends are straight and their new growth is texlax. I don't have that issue thanks to 2 years of accidentally underprocessing my hair.

I've decided to adopt the same regimen I had a year ago, using my Sulfur-MN growth aide, baggying and 1x a week protein. My hair is really soft and manageable and I'm loving my twist out results. I'm going to try to stretch to 10 weeks (the next texlax application).

July Update

Haven't really updated in a minute. Cause I'm UPSET... and bitter. lol The hairdresser I've been going to for a few months in town gave me a "corrective relaxer" to help relax my frizzy ends. It's something I've been wanting for a while and I was too scared to do it myself... so that's not what I'm mad about. Call it sexist but it still weirds me out to see men styling women's hair. It's just... unnatural. lol My hairdresser (female) got kind of busy and wanted to know if it was okay for Mr. Man to trim my ends. I decided to put my views aside so I get the heck up outta the shop (had been there for so long). So I agreed. Two inches later... and he sent me under the dryer, telling me he would have to cut more after my hair dried. That didn't even sound right. I was unaware that he had already chopped and screwed my ends!

Luckily, after my hair dried, my hairdresser rushed me out, and Mr. Man couldn't snip anymore off. I barely looked in the mirror before I paid her and was off. Once I got home, my roomie quickly noticed my new haircut. Mr. Man and Sistah Girl set me back a little bit... but still I rise. And, a few weeks later my ends are  STILL unrelaxed which doesn't make me too much happier!

Anywho, I've been using Indian oils in my deep-conditioner mix and I love it. I use what's labeled as Baby Oil. It's a mix of extra virgin olive oil, neem and some other Indian herbs. I mainly picked it because I know my hair loves Olive Oil.

I'm still rockin' half wigs. I got so many compliments on the Outre Supernatural first lady half wig that I made. My newest one was made using Outre Duby (see pics). I LOVE IT! It's a little shorter than the first lady, but the same great quality and layered-wrap look. It was just past my shoulder but I just cut it yesterday and styled it into a short bob which I love. I'll post pics of the bob look in a few days.

ONE IMPORTANT TIP FOR HALF-WIGS: Before you put the wig on, moisturize and seal your hair, tie tight with a silk scarf, put on a stocking cap and then the half wig. This helps seal in the moisture all day while the wig is on (so your hair isn't dry and crispy at the end of the day) and helps give some security to the half-wig. I forgot how much hair loved having the silk scarf on under half wigs last year.

Added my MN Growth mix back to my regimen. I'm applying it once a day right now and I may jump to 2x a day next week. We'll see.

My friend N. and me with my new "hair cut". It looked nice but dang...
Me with the Outre Super Natural First lady.... loved it!!
See the layers?! The Outre Supernatural First Lady halfwig
The first day with the Outre Duby half wig in #2 and #1 (used all of #2 and 1/4 of the #1 for highlight)
 L-l-l-lovin that duby!