July 17, 2012

Growth Update: 22 Months Post-Relaxer

Hi all!

I haven't updated in a while mostly because there hasn't been a whole lot of *new* going on with my hair. 
I'm doing my usual straw sets and caring for my hair the same way I have been the past year or so and I really haven't experimented with any others styles or methods lately. So that's the reason for the lack of recent posts. But, it's been 22 months since my last relaxer! I'm SO CLOSE to my initial two-year goal!

I've really been trying to play with my hair right after I wash it to get more familiar with my natural 
un-manipulated (is that a word? lol!) texture. 

Here's what it looks like: 
 I really need to trim some more off of the left side (pictured below) because it seems that I've left more straight ends on that side than the left. But, I do like the shape of my hair right now. 

Here's the right side. As I said, here you can hardly even see the straight pieces, whereas on the left they're much more visible:

 Here's the front view so you can see the lopsided shape I'm talking about. This is EASILY taken care of though! Just need to trim off more of the straight stuff. I'm happy regardless because my hair has definitely grown a lot! =) 

And here's what my straw set looks like at 21 months...

...and 22 months!

It gets bigger (and healthier) by the day. =)

Well, that's all for now!
Have a great week and THANK YOU for checking in! =)

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  1. Just so you know, I live for your updates. LOL! Your hair is fantastic; your straw sets are to die for. I can't get over how beautiful that picture is at 21 months. I can't wait for the next update . . . I'll just pray it's soon. I am not sure if you have but you should see my daughter's hair . . . her hair, like yours, can take on different looks with different techniques. I drool over the beauty of her hair, too.

  2. haha! This made me smile! Thank you! And yes, I have seen your daughter's hair. Her hair color actually reminds me of my sisters - a lot! Also, thanks so much for deaturing me under your "favorite sites!" My blog statistics show me that I get quite a few readers who filter in from YOUR blog, so thank you! =)

  3. OMG I'm so glad to have found your blog and youtube---doing a straw set now lol! I'm also Black, Mexican and Creole, transitioning from a perm (a Japanese straight perm) back to natural. I love all the photos and info you have on your journey. Thanks so much!

    1. you're so welcome! =) how did the straw set turn out!?!

  4. Hello Lady I would like to know what type of straw did you use to get that look in your 21 months picture

    1. Hello! The straws are just regular plastic, disposable drinking straws from any store (wal-mart, target etc.) They are the same straws i've used since the beginning! =)