I am approaching the 9 week mark for my stretch and it is not for the lighthearted, there have been many times when I have been tempted to relax it, cut it off, or just continue and transition. I like my natural hair, but I know styling would be a prob, I just dont want to start alllll over again.
So back to the topic, relaxers; So it occured to me that I may not be using the best relaxer for my hair. I have been using either affirm and mizani for the past 2 years and have not seen where it has been doing anything positive for my hair. I am not really sure if it is the relaxer to blame or my hair care techniques. I have just started on my hair care journey and I am well aware that it could be a little of both. I have been researching relaxers for some time now and I have pretty much narrowed it down to, availablity and quality. I do not want my hair texturized or texlaxed as the variation in textures I believe cause more harm than good, though I am dying for thicker hair I am not willing to risk causing breakage for it. However some relaxers do tend to leave the hair limp and thin. Can I really relax and have some body (swang) at the same time? I have narrowed the choices down to, silk elements, ORS no lye, Affirm fiberguard, Alter Ego, Mizani BB or just continue with what I am using "Affirm for sensitive scalp". I am just not sure. well I have 3 more weeks to decide and I will be sure to update this blog when I do.