You beauties have been asking for an update on my hair and it’s about that time. In my last length check back in March, my hair made it back to Hip Length after my hair cut went wrong from last May. Shortly after that last update, I decided to cut my hair back to waist length to continue to remove the uneven ends from the botched haircut. My trim in March left me with just a small section that I still needed trimming.
I was up in the air about cutting my hair one last time to even it out or just leave it alone. I started the process by trimming my ends with my Split-Ender (only takes off 1/8”) but somehow ended up pulling out my shears. In the end, I took off an inch at the longest section. After my trim, I’m about 1.5″ away from Tailbone Length. So I’m going to leave my hair alone for now. My next trim will come in December for my annual New Year’s Length Check.
The top of my shorts in the pic below isn’t at my hip as normal; my shorts are at my tailbone… the most tasteful way of showing where my tailbone starts that I could think of at the moment. LOL!
Anywho, I know some of you are wondering about my texlax status because I haven’t texlaxed since May 18th of 2014. Well, I finally made a decision about the next step with my hair. I’m going to continue to texlax. Many people have voiced their opinions on me going natural, including my daughters. One of the deciding factors was you all reaching out to me and letting me know that my help is still needed. A number of relaxed and texlaxed bloggers and vloggers are going natural and that only leaves one or two people to offer tips and help.
In addition to weighing your opinions, I had to stop and think about a plan for caring for my hair if it was hip length and natural. The more I thought about it, the more my anxiety level went up and I realized that I’m not ready to deal with that much hair. At the end of the day, I have to do what’s best for me, and continuing to texlax is the best option.
I’m not texlaxing until August or sometime around my birthday in September. The reason for the wait is my upcoming summertime protective style. In the next week or so, I’m going to add Havana Twist to my hair and I will have it in for at least four weeks. This brings me back to why I wasn’t going to do a major trim to my ends… I didn’t want to have blunt ends to make it easier to blend my ends with the twisted hair. Unfortunately, I had a moment and went for the shears. Now I have to put in some extra work to hide my ends in the hair. I’ll make it work. I will be sure to show you my hair when I finish and share how I take care of my twists.
How is your healthy hair journey going? Any triumphs or setbacks? Let’s chat about it in the comments below.