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My Hair Story pt.2

Hey everyone,

The weekend flew by oh well, thank you to everyone who took out time to visit my blog, much love πŸ™‚

Here is the concluding part of my hair story.

Sooooooooo in 2012, I decided to grow out my hair yet again and level it so it could grow forreal le struggle and I stopped relaxing my hair later in the year cause I wanted to try the natural life…1-2012.jpg

I had an amazzzzzzzzzzzing afro in 2013, I remember going out with long hair and returning with short hair and my sister was so shocked but my Daddy called me an African queen hehe I ate right, exercised everyday and my skin was popping *peep my glow*Nov 2013.jpg

Hmm the natural life wasn’t an easy/cheap venture.. for me at least..as I was buying hair products like no man’s business. To get my hair to be manageable, I had to wash it every other day- (co washing ie using a conditioner in place of a shampoo to wash my hair) SHOUT OUT TO POUND LAND as they were my go to store for conditioner and still my bank account was crying, I had to kiss weaves goodbye for a while (I will talk about this further in an upcoming post), no more natural looking weaves, had to constantly braid my hair, sometimes I just wanted to leave it out but it was overwhelming and by May 2014, I had welcomed creamy crack with open arms ugh same shoulder length/flat hair *side eye* May 2014.jpg

I missed my 4c hair but I had bone straight hair and I was frustrated yet again. Alas! after countless hair blogs (thanks guys), I found out about β€œTexlaxing” where I could have the best of both worlds by under processing my hair with regular relaxer+natural oils (SHOUT OUT TO Coconut Oil and Almond Oil for being my constant saviors)Β  so I could get the texture I craved and the length I wanted in a healthier form win win so I became texlaxed by December 2014. I researched and tried out different products until I found what worked for me and this revelation changed my hair life FOREVERRRRRRR!! I also said bye to weaves foreverrrrrrr (yes forever) I was over that life and embraced the wig life wholeheartedly (I make wigs for sale too). Phew 2014 was a challenging hair year for me as I went from natural to relaxed to texlaxed.dec 2014.jpg

By 2015, I followed a strict hair regimen- washing my hair weekly, YES I WASH MY HAIR EVERY SATURDAY (complete with deep+protein conditioning), wigging at every opportunity and texlaxing once a year (I KNOW), trimming only when necessary, exercising, drinking 5 Litres of water daily (thanks Khloe Kardashian for the tip) and maintaining a healthy diet.June 2015.jpg

2016 hmm I am texlaxed and I love it. I still have some relaxed ends that I will continue to trim until I am fully texlaxed. I want to increase my texlaxing to twice this year cause I’m tired of battling split ends. Dealing with two-textured hair is a lot of work but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am so excited for the new protective styles I plan on trying this year!Jan 2016.JPG

So I have been relaxed, natural, back to relaxed then texlaxed but I think I am going to stick to this texture cause I love the healthy thickness and my new found length πŸ™‚ With the right diet and regimen, anyone can grow beautiful hair, so save your edges, moisturize moisturize and moisturize. One thing I learned about hair growth is the importance of water, – wash your hair/avoid product build up and drink a lot of water! Trust me, it helps!

I would love to read your hair stories, please share and thank you so much for reading.

Tea, Kisses and Love,

Lew x

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8 thoughts on “My Hair Story pt.2

  1. I have been waiting for this post. I chopped off all my hair in 2014 and my hair is back in its long and full glory. I am embracing that texlax life. My hair was healthy and gorgeous relaxed but I hated that flat look. Let’s try out texlaxing and 5 litres of water!!

    Awesome blog by the way πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi AnonOyi, honestly comments like yours melt my heart. Yay you’re brave for that big chop, texlaxed hair is life, it has its down sides but I love it. Hmm I have gotten lazy so I do 3 litres of water of day now 😦 yay to drinking moreeee water and thanks for visiting once more x

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  2. Please I want to grow my hair, teach me Abeg. On a serious note what product(s) do you use for your hair.. It’s gorg

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    1. Hey Bu,

      I use a number of products to keep my hair soft and hard (I don’t know if that makes any sense- basically maintaining a balance between moisture and protein so I use products providing both.

      Starting tomorrow, I will be talking about my hair regimen and products I use to act as a guide in helping you guys select products that would be beneficial to your hair.

      Thank you for commenting

      Muah

      x

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  3. Lol. I admire your passion for your hair though… 3 stages in one year! Nne ehn! What is the texlaxing process though? I’d love to know.

    I’m still battling with my natural hair. Not as long as I’d like but it’s soft and curly (I love this about my hair). It’s just about the length and I am almost giving up on the Rapunzel dream. πŸ˜₯

    It’s super moisturized (I drink lots of water and my spray bottle always comes in handy), I believe I hardly/don’t have split end troubles (this was bad during my transition days); but I’d really love tips on length retention.

    Well done… on the blog! πŸ™Œ Keep keeping us informed 😊

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    1. Hehe thanks Chiwi

      Texlaxing simply means under processing one’s hair with a mild relaxer and virgin oils such as coconut and almond oil, I will do a full post on it so everyone can have more information on the process.

      Aww what protective styling do you do? Perhaps that could be one of the reasons to look into.

      I miss my natural hair sometimes cause of its versatility but I had too many issues maintaining it- it grew but it was coarse (kind of still is but it is more manageable), I never combed mine so lucky you for soft and curly hair.

      Don’t give up on length retention, it is possible (I can be your hairspiration hehe)

      Yay for spray bottles, it is so important, I can never stress the importance of having a spray bottle handy with the right products (very soon I will selling Aluminium spray bottles with some of my moisturizing mixes)

      I will do a special write up on length retention for you πŸ™‚

      Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it

      x

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  4. What relaxer do you use for texlaxing your hair? I recently tried to texlax my hair after not relaxing my hair for over a year and it was a disaster. Made my hair straight again which I hate, so I am thinking of not relaxing my hair, just putting it in braids to see how it goes over the next 6 months, at least.

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    1. Hi Biso,
      Previously, I have only used ORS no base relaxer but my last texlax was a disaster as I had a few burns so I have sworn never to use it ever.
      Aww did you comb it? Maybe you left it too long so it processed, don’t give up, try again and you’ll love it x

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