I haven’t updated on MY hair the entire six weeks I’ve been wearing my Owigs full lace unit but I’ve kept up with my simple wig regimen of using my moisturizing spritz and co-washing. I feel as if I grew about a half inch and hopefully upon take down, won’t suffer any breakage. I can’t wait to enjoy my hair for a little while and more importantly access its health – specifically speaking my ends. I do not intend to do a trim, I’d prefer to just give my hair a chance to thicken up on its own and revisit in about six months. My last trim was a couple of inches after my last touch up in September. Hopefully I will be able to stick to this – at best I will allow my stylist to dust only the very perimeter if I am in desperate need.
Speaking of my stylist, I’m going home to New Jersey (yay!) which means I’ll have the luxury of someone else doing my hair. My first appointment is Saturday and I’m going to speak to my stylist and her daughter (who is also a trusted hair professional) about my length plateau and my plans to break through. I’d like to hear their feedback, after all they see and deal with way more heads of hair than I ever will! I had a hard time deciding exactly what I wanted to do for this appointment with my own hair as well. I knew I couldn’t relax my hair because I have not removed my cornrows yet and completed my pre-relaxer routine. I will be 13 weeks post relaxer on Saturday and as of right now my plan is to have my hair rollerset and press the roots out. I will also have a protein treatment given at the salon as well. This will give me a chance to see and enjoy my hair for a week or so, especially for the holidays.
What I am really struggling with is what I want to do after that. I intend to stick to my plan of protective styling with wigs (and maybe a sew-in or two) until I achieve full bra strap length hair which could take anywhere from three to six months. So my dilemma was if and when I should touch up. Why relax only to hide my hair away again? Plus, I am not sure if relaxing my hair is one of the culprits as to why my hair (ends) seem to thin every time I approach or achieve BSL?
I have no intentions to transition, I just want to pinpoint the problem(s) and eliminate them so if long stretches are needed then that is what I will do. I will be back home in March. That will make me about six months post relaxer and I can always touch up then – that should be long enough for me to see some progress and make an informed decision then. So, as of right now, that’s the plan in my head.
What do you ladies think? Anybody else struggling with retaining thick ends past a certain point? I know Kim of Fancy Flair Lady has been having the same issue around middle back length. Any advice? I’m all ears.