Hair Update - March 2011: APL


March 2011 Before and After straightening and dusting

I think it is safe to say I am almost if not just at APL, which was my ultimate goal, I guess I will see how much longer it gets and post here to let you know. I haven't really been taking very good care of my hair this month and have missed a few mid week co washes. Also I have gone back to swimming so I should really be more careful and deep condition weekly. When I finally relaxed my hair at 12 weeks post relaxer (Olive Oil Challenges out the window - will try again this time round, but properly) I had lost a lot of hair, I haven't seen that much hair in the sink since I started my hair journey so I know I have been doing something wrong. Could just be stress, so this week I decided to do a nice deep conditioning treatment for my hair with egg and Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I also pre-pooed for 2 hours beforehand with jamaican black castor oil/coconut oil mixture.
When I was finished washing my hair 3 hours later, my hair felt much softer and even though a few strands still came out it was no where near the breakage I had been experiencing.  Hopefully if I keep this up over the next few weeks I can bring my hair back from the brink. Otherwise I will just have to start again. 

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu

2 comments

** Ms. D** said...

Your hair looks great! I saw your before pics and you really came a long way. The hair you lost during your last relaxer could have been shed hair. Sometimes I do my pre-relaxer prep which includes detangling a week before my relaxer and have a lot of loss hairs on relaxer day which are mostly shed hairs.
Anyway...your hair looks very healthy!
Off to research your regimen and techniques.

Leilu Dallas said...

Thanks for the comments. I really haven't been very good to my hair this month, so I kinda expected it. I also didn't do any pre relaxer prep. *slaps hands*.