I've been trying so hard to be patient, especially with my transition to texlaxed. I still feel like I'm seeing more shedding and breakage than I like. Not quite sure what's considered normal, but it's not in clumps so I guess that's a good thing. Still battling with the whole moisture/protein balance. I'm also still struggling with my nape still. It just seems to be growing so slow. I think this is the area of my hair that grows the slooooowest. I have been babying it as much as possible, moisturizing, and massaging with JBCO. I always relax this area last so it is just barely processed. I noticed that the texture back there is very tiny coils and I mean they are tiny, so I've been trying my best to handle with care. Because it is still very textured and coily that may be why it seems like there's barely any growth, but I know it's growing.
On my washday last weekend, I was doing my green tea rinse and just happened to really notice how much tex-laxed hair I have. I cannot stress how ready I am to be completely texlaxed (though I've had some thoughts creep up on me about going back to bone straight)....But my texlaxed hair is SOOO much thicker. I love that!
I am currently about 8 weeks post. I think I have about an inch of new growth more or less in some areas. I had planned to try to install box braids (DIY) but I have in no way prepared for this Plus I'm afraid I might get a little overwhelmed. I know it will take a whole day if not more. I'd prefer to do it myself because I know how gentle I need to be, and I just can't find it in me to allow someone else to touch my hair again. Too many bad experiences. I haven't ruled it out yet, just have to mentally prepare myself for all that braiding. YIKES!
An update on my goals for this month. I am just not off to the best start. I was really hoping I would be able to hit it hard this time around. So sad that I'm already admitting defeat so early in the game. lol. I'll elaborate on that more on my July Goals recap at the end of the month.
Well that's it for now. I hope you all are hitting your short term/long term goals and making great progress on your hair goals as well. Until next post...
Thanks for reading,