Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Hair Talk | Natural or Relaxed?

I don't do these posts often as I'm don't how much you're interested in me just gabbing about what's going on with my hair, but I thought this kind of post was due.

I last relaxed my hair way back in October and today makes me currently 5 months post relaxer. I usually relax between 8 and 12 weeks, 16 at a maximum. I'm not sure why I've stalled my relaxer so long. I admit that I miss the straightness as it's been 4 months since I used heat. I also seem to be battling with endless tangling currently. At the same time I'm finding it hard to let go of the new growth and finally relax my hair.

I've toyed with the idea of a keratin treatment but as my last two times I've tried it myself didn't work out I'm reluctant to try it again. I really want to find an alternative to relaxing as I do eventually want to give up the 'creamy crack' altogether but I'm not ready to fully embrace my natural curls by transitioning just yet.

This has been an ongoing dilemma of mine and it's made me reluctant to play my hair over the past year. I used to do different hairstyles and be excited about trying something new with my hair. That feeling has subsided but I'm hoping I'll work something out soon. I guess for now I'm still unsure.

Are you experiencing any dilemmas with your hair currently?

Lesley x