What to do, what to do at 20 weeks post relaxer?

Well, as I have stated before I am a self proclaimed hair addict this commonly comes out as extreme changes for my hair at least a couple times a year. However this year I am really trying to keep my hair healthy and growing for the entire year, which extremely limits the amount of changes I can do to my hair. My goal to stretch my relaxer for six months is coming along nicely, I am currently at 20 weeks post with about 2 1/2 inches of new growth and loving the progress I have made. I routinely where my hair in twists and twist outs, but after a few months that is BORING me. The last two weeks have been a major struggle for me to not chop, dye, mame, or dread my hair. I haven’t found anything to ease my change-itis, so today, I gave in and made a change. I went for the least “invasive” way to change my look, something I have never had before, clip-in extensions and so far I LOVE IT. I made them myself with weft human hair from Sally’s beauty supply. I just moved this week and so today instead of unpacking I was sitting on my floor sewing on my clips and measuring my head, typical junkie behavior, huh? I went with 14 inch remy hair and i love it, I have since put it up, so pictures to come later, but it satisfises my compulsion for change and maintains my hair goals for growing out my hair. 

Image Hair post straightening, pre extensions 

I started taking Hairfinity about 2 weeks ago and I have noticed some good results so far, I will report more once my 30 day supply is up. However today I noticed an increased about of shedding during my wash day routine, and I mean a lot more shedding, I can’t decide if this is due to being 20 weeks post relaxer and my new growth tangling and my hair weakening over the line of demarcation, or a side effect of the hairfinity. So I will keep taking it and see how next wash day goes. 

To end a story from my week: We have  had tornados here this week and so my students and I have been heading down to the basement almost everyday this week to “shelter and place” from the tornados, have you ever sat in a cramped over heated hallway trying to explain this to 12 special needs children, ya probably not. Well let’s just say it is no picnic, but everything can turn amusing when you look over and one student has another in a headlock while they are supposed to have their head between their knees and when you ask why they respond, ” Keshi, the tornado.” At least we look out for each other. 

Well have a wonderful week! Thats all in my hair crazed world for now! 

❤ Kelsi Rae 

I will NEVER put a relaxer in my hair again!

Today on my break at work one of the few other black women at the school approached me about how I did my hair, I was rocking a twist out. And when I say rocking that’s a big statement, at 16 weeks post relaxed it has been a rough week, I almost ended my stretch after fighting with my different textures on my head.  But I LOVED this twist out so Damn I was proud when she asked about it. I told her it was a simple flat twist out, she proceeded to ask about my hair in general, I am proud of my journey over the last 5 months and of not breaking my stretch this week so I openly shared how I treat and manage my hair. She responded with a disgusted, in  generally rude tone, “I will never put a relaxed on my hair again, natural is just so much better.”
Well you go girl for rocking your natural hair and you will never hear me knock  girl with that kinky texture, but you will also never hear me knock a girl with bone straight relaxed hair. We are all working on our hair just the same, no matter how we prefer to style it th ere is no need to put someone down for it. I love the popularity natural hair has gained in the last few years, but relaxed hair is in no way lesser or wrong and natural beauties need to just let that be.
Had to get that off my chest,  but this week hair wise has been a
struggle, I have about 2 and 1/2 inches of new growth post relaxer and a wash n go or similar styles are just out of the question at this point. I have not perfected a roller set for straight styling yet. And besides with boxing regular habit in my life straight styles are almost more work than they are worth at this point. So twists it is, this style is quickly becoming my favorite protective style. Tonight I am trying 5 flat twists compared to my normal 2 to 3, I want big curly hair. I will either get that or end up looking like a some sort of wild animal, either way I plan on showing it off tomorrow!
Hope you are rocking whatever style you have going on this week. Thanks for checking in to my hair rantings if you will.

I will NEVER put a relaxer in my hair again!

Today on my break at work one of the few other black women at the school approached me about how I did my hair, I was rocking a twist out. And when I say rocking that’s a big statement, at 16 weeks post relaxed it has been a rough week, I almost ended my stretch after fighting with my different textures on my head.  But I LOVED this twist out so Damn I was proud when she asked about it. I told her it was a simple flat twist out, she proceeded to ask about my hair in general, I am proud of my journey over the last 5 months and of not breaking my stretch this week so I openly shared how I treat and manage my hair. She responded with a disgusted, in  generally rude tone, “I will never put a relaxed on my hair again, natural is just so much better.”
Well you go girl for rocking your natural hair and you will never hear me knock  girl with that kinky texture, but you will also never hear me knock a girl with bone straight relaxed hair. We are all working on our hair just the same, no matter how we prefer to style it th ere is no need to put someone down for it. I love the popularity natural hair has gained in the last few years, but relaxed hair is in no way lesser or wrong and natural beauties need to just let that be.
Had to get that off my chest,  but this week hair wise has been a
struggle, I have about 2 and 1/2 inches of new growth post relaxer and a wash n go or similar styles are just out of the question at this point. I have not perfected a roller set for straight styling yet. And besides with boxing regular habit in my life straight styles are almost more work than they are worth at this point. So twists it is, this style is quickly becoming my favorite protective style. Tonight I am trying 5 flat twists compared to my normal 2 to 3, I want big curly hair. I will either get that or end up looking like a some sort of wild animal, either way I plan on showing it off tomorrow!
Hope you are rocking whatever style you have going on this week. Thanks for checking in to my hair rantings if you will.
❤ Kelsi Rae