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Current Regimen*

This really can flux from week to week (mostly due to stress) but this is always my plan for the week:

Every Day:
At least three 24 ounce bottles of water (Mio and Minute Maid drops are amazing)
GNC Ultra Nourish Hair Vitamins--haven't been doing this lately
Vitamin B12 and Multivitamin--this either

Every Few Days:
Moisturize with Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter
Seal with oil (Grapeseed oil or an Organix oi )

Prepoo with:
Strong Roots Red Pimento Oil on scalp and Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Masque and Organix Argan Oil Masque & Moroccan Oil Intensive Moisture Treatment on length of my hair

Wash Day:

One wash each with Organix Macadamia Oil Shampoo and Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo

Moroccan Oil Moisture Conditioner
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor
Mizani MoistureFuse

Deep Condition with: Dr. Miracle's

Leave in & Finishers:
It's a 10 as step one in my LOC  process
Grapeseed oil--step two
As I Am Leave in or The Great Detangler

I haven't co washed my hair or clarified it in a month of Sunday--probably not that long but it's been a while.

Relax every 10-12+ weeks
  • My last stretch was 14 weeks and as usual with my hair that last week was just please relax me or agree to go natural.  But I retained way more length that I thought I would.  Surprised both myself and my hairdresser.

Hair Length Goals:
I started off around chin length so hitting neck length is already good for me.  I haven't updated this in a LONG time.  So let me rearrange it and strike through a few things.

Have decided that BSL is my ultimate hair length goal.  Not sure how long that will take to achieve but after watching a movie this weekend about where the hair length was that looks like a spot that's good for what I'd like to be able to do to my hair.  Check out the photos.  Yes I know it's Gwyneth Paltrow lol but I liked where here hair hit.  The front looks a little shorter but it could be because of the curls.

After moving I went to a stylist who proceed to chop off at least three inches of hair.  Check August 2013 photos for that, I can't bring myself to relive that trauma right now.  My hair rebounded because I wasn't as worried about working, life, whatever lol. At this point my wet hair is past my shoulders and getting closer to my shoulder blades.  My dry hair sits on my shoulders which I like but we're still not done.  Bra strap is still the ultimate goal and if it doesn't look a mess or take two days to dry then I might shoot past it.

I am intrigued by all those that are going natural but me and Team Relaxed are still hanging tough.  I may change my mind at some point but probably not.  I'm not super lazy with my hair but for real I do appreciate the ease that comes with freshly relaxed hair for that first month and change.

Old goals and updates:
  • Full Neck Length--5/18/12
  • Shoulder Length--August 25, 2012--I believe I hit it and was irritated for several days with my hair on my neck and brushing my shoulders.  By the end of the first week it was fun to feel my hair and note the growth.
  • NEED to address an area of breakage at the back center of my hair without chopping it all off.  I haven't been using the Gro Aut Oil regularly so I can't say it's worked or not but I need to use it.  Still working on that spot--tending to it much better.
  • Full Shoulder Length by February 2013, after November 2012 relaxer it's clear I'm not there yet and lost some length to damaged ends December 2012 (probably won't relax until right before my birthday)~this was/is my initial long term goal--we'll see if I hit it before I set anymore goals.  If it gets hit though I will have gone from ear length to shoulder length in two years with 1.5 years invested in my hair.
updated July 26, 2014
updated May 11, 2013
updated November 24, 2012
updated November 15, 2012
updated September 17, 2012


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  2. One thing I hate is damaged ends, I will chop them in a minute. My hair has grown pass my shoulders, from about ear length. I went natural b/c it was thinning so bad and it has really taken off on a growing streak. I try to only use heat every thirty days until I have to touch up for something special. I have so many expensive products, I could open store. But now I just co-wash and I use coconut oil all the time, and really there is not much more that I put on my hair. My sister count now get over the luster my hair now has. Sorry, just rambling on...lol, Now meeting you how we con't to chat!

    1. I don't do heat very often but co-washes have been hit or miss depending on work schedule. Thanks for stopping by and I'll keep checking out your page.