Hey everyone so I did the deed, I relaxed my hair. It wasn’t planned but I figured I had to do it. After leaving all my supplies at my mom’s house and finding myself unable to go get them or get new ones, I opted for a relaxer. I realized it was going to be easier for me to deal with. I had spent weeks looking for a stylist who could give me a silk press and pixie cut but to no avail. My hair wasn’t responding well to the products I had readily available and guess what, I opted for a cheap and easy method. The relaxer method 😂.
I mean, the salon that said they could pull the hairstyle I wanted off said I was to pay at least $60. Is it a crime to be natural now? If I had my supplies with me, it was a 30 to 45minutes procedure costing less than $10. I wasn’t going to pay $60+ for a hairstyle that’ll be gone if I was to get water on my head. I’m not about that life. With $60 I could buy 100% human hair bundles with a closure and get them installed! In short, I was furious!
I had sleepless nights thinking of a way to save my ‘fro, I even considered a big chop. Waking up yesterday I just told myself to get a relaxer. It only costed me $3.80 anyway. Earlier today I relaxed my hair and was super careful. I made sure to air dry it. Luckily, my scalp wasn’t damaged, I didn’t lose much hair. My hair feels really soft and looks healthy.
However the down side is, I lost the much needed volume!! My hair has always been super fine and thin so after the relaxer, it really wasn’t as full as it was naturally. Remember I said I air dried my hair, this gave my hair a little more volume than it would have if I had blow dried it. I don’t plan on having relaxed hair for long though. I am quite glad I can still pull off most of the hairstyles I rocked with natural hair on the relaxed hair.
Do I regret it? Absolutely not!!! This was an SOS mission which saved me a lot of horrors. I can still be natural again. Lesson learnt, Never Leave your hair care, skin care or even personal care products behind anywhere. Or rather, always have spares at least.
I will be posting a lot of hairstyles I’ll be rocking on my relaxed hair on my Instagram page HERE so make sure to follow me.