Wow it's been a month since I've updated. 1st let me say that I am such a big fat liar! Sort of. Whenever I say I'm going to do something with my hair it rarely happens or I end up doing something else entirely.
Those senegalese twists I was supposed to leave in for 2 months? 3 weeks. I ended up taking them out because I was getting sick of the mass and weight. It was at a point where it was time for me to touch up the edges and the twists around my part but I ended up just removing them altogether. Once they were removed I couldn't wait to use the ORS creamy aloe shampoo and DC with the replenishing conditioner. After blowdrying and flat ironing my hair felt great. Soft, bouncy and full of body. So I will be sticking with my ORS no-lye instead of switching to lye now that I know what to do to get the softness back.
That 24 week maybe 16 week stretch I was suppose to be on? I touched-up at 14 weeks last Monday. For the first time I did a mid-step protein treatment using the Aphogee 2-min and my hair felt the strongest and most conditioned it ever felt after an at home no-lye relaxer. I will continue to do that. This is my length right after my relaxer last week. I suck because I'm not being consistent with my LC pics as far as wearing the same bra. This one sits lower than the one in my earlier LC pic up thread.
I think the bra I'm wearing in this pic actually sits at MBL because about 2 inches lower is my waist. I'm confidently claiming APL right now which is great. At this length I've decided no more weaving or extensions where I am adding tension to my hair. My buns and updo's look great at this length so I am just maintaining.
Another great thing about me removing my twists is I am able to use my sulfur oil mix. I've been doing the GHE while my hair is in 4 or 5 cornrows about 3 times a week. At the end of the week I'm washing and conditioning, wearing it out for the 2 or 3 days that it's necessary for me to then cornrowing it back up. Moisturizing, oiling and GHE'ing until the next wash and repeat cycle. I think this regimen is something I can stick to and it should give me great results.
Would I be too ambitious to shoot for MBL by December? That is my ultimate goal. Any length after that would be bonus, but I could see myself maintaining at MBL.