Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Relaxer Update

I did something I haven't done in over a year now. I relaxed at just 8 weeks! :0

I just had to, it was my birthday and my hair was shedding all over the place. I went to the dominicans in New York to get it done last weekend. As usual I was upset at them for being rough but very pleased with the result. Just my typical love/hate feelings towards the dominicans.

Anyway, I used ORS Olive Oil Relaxer and had it deep conditioned. I, after the relaxer, inspected my ends and realized that I have major splits....again!

I feel like my hair is spiraling out of control. I'm gonna have to push the restart button on this, maybe go over my old posts, when I had the fragile hair troubles.

I'm going to get a real trim soon (it's really a cut but that thought scares me).

So here is my hair on Tuesday afternoon --->

Its still long but it doesn't feel great. Again I may have to attribute the shedding to the stress I have to face right now, I think I just need to relax.

I'll let you know how everything goes though.

Thank you for reading :)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I think I need some hair help. I'm not sure if its mind over matter or if its really happening, but I think my hair is excessively breaking and shedding. I have experienced one or the other but never both at once.

I have tried to fix the problem but I just can't find the correct balance. I've tried baggying, protein treatments, deep conditioning, and clarifying (just once). Its just not working.

I even did a strand test and the area on the strand that I tested didn't fail the test, but the end of the strand broke off really quickly.

I also found a few splits. So I did some dusting to get rid of them, but I'm afraid they'll come back.

I have changed some of the products I've been using because I've been testing out new products to do reviews. Maybe that is the issue, I should probably go back to my original staples. That just takes money and that's not something I have much of at the moment. I can't even identify the problem product.

Well its almost my birthday, so maybe I can squeeze some birthday money out of my people lol.

I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Thanks for reading

Aly :)