So after this week’s wash day, I maintained my curls by re-rolling my hair nightly on about 8 purple flexirods. Although I have about 1-1.5 inches of new growth, the resulting style was still pretty cute!
Each night I’ve been using the LOC method with a bit of adjustment by moisturizing and sealing with OBI Naturals Curl Hydration Spray, followed by Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk, and sealing with the Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil (which has henna and amla herbs). One of you asked for a review on this oil and I will (of course) happily do one once I have used it enough to form an opinion. So far, I like it but cannot tell any major difference between it and regular EVCO on my hair, however it has had some very positive effect on my face! More on that later.
As you may recall from my series on self-relaxing, I only use “natural” products the week leading up to my touch up so that there are not any -cones or alcohols causing buildup or blocking the straightening action of my relaxer. What’s funny is I am SO ready to relax…16 weeks is a pretty long stretch for me since I normally relax around 12 weeks but when I asked how many weeks post YOU are on the L4L Facebook page – your answers blew me away! Ya’ll are some G’s when it comes to stretching relaxers forreal!
So in answer to those who have asked me how I handle my new growth during the latter weeks of my stretch, my answer is I don’t. To be real 12 weeks and even 16 weeks is not an incredibly long stretch and once I get about 8-10 weeks post I start hiding it under wigs. But, it sounds like many of you have a lot of experience stretching your relaxers, so if you would be so kind as to leave your tips or even links to blog posts and/or videos you’ve done on the subject I’m sure many would find it beneficial!