It’s been over 4 months since I’ve had a relaxer. For some people that may not seem like a long time but for someone like me who has gotten a “touch up” EVERY 8 weeks for over 25 years this transition process has been like getting reacquainted with an old friend with whom I’ve only lightly kept in touch but without any depth. Well, let me tell you that all of this sweating my hair out in spin class has really gotten me in VERY in touch with my old friend, like we have caught up on all 25+ years and then some.
I am religious about my hair appointments; all of the heavy lifting so to speak is done by my stylist. I really do very little maintenance in between appointments but 6 spin classes in a week was beyond light maintenance. I had to do some heavy lifting to whip this hair back into shape before my next appointment. In a previous post I told you about a product called Texture Release that I had tried 9.5 weeks ago and it made the heavy lifting much more manageable for me than it otherwise would have been. I was able to wash and detangle, blow dry and flat iron my hair with minimal hair shed and not a lot of time spent which has been the true test.
When my hair is wet it reverts to its natural texture and curl pattern but when I flat iron my hair it straightens with minimal heat and looks as though I have a relaxer. I still have a loooong way to go to transition out the relaxer but the Texture Release is helping to make it seamless.