Friday, 19 July 2013

Hair Update: 20 Weeks Post

Say my name, Star; I'm 20 weeks post already!! (Clap clap clap clap ......claaaaaaaaaaaap).

Time flies so fast and I can't believe how easy this stretch has been so far though I'm not on a braid or weave regimen. My hair has been out of extensions for almost 8 weeks now. There are a few steps I am using to make this stretch easy without extensions:

Edges and nape still growing back nicely.

1. I have adopted a "no comb " approach to minimize breakage. I comb my hair only once a week with a wide tooth comb.

2. I still green house effect (ghe) every night. This keeps my new growth really soft and moisturised.

3. Since I ghe so much, my hair doesn't dry out so much. I m&s at least every other day.

3. I don't style my hair. I just keep it in 3 or 4 large braids which I undo only to moisturise and seal. Even so, I don't always undo it to m&s. I m&s in the braids.
20 weeks post relaxer

4. When I need to go out; which is about once a month since I'm on leave, I undo the braids and just finger detangle into a braid out style. I use pins to tuck the ends into a cute style. My wig comes in handy when I'm running late.

5. My T444Z hair food is almost finished so I'm back to using it only once a week. I have a lot of thick new growth I'm quite satisfied with. I need just about 4 inches to reach my APL goal by the end of the year. I'm quite sure I will make it with even 1/2 inch growth per month since I have at least 2 inches (yeah, I used a ruler to of new growth already. 

New growth stretched.

6. I am trying out the DIVA by CINDY hair dress as a regular growth aid now. I use it on my entire scalp every other day and every day on my edges. Will use it for at least 2 months to see how much progress I make. It is an award winning product so I really hope my hair loves it, especially my edges. It feels good on the hands and is really easy to apply. It has a tingling sensation which lasts a long while.

6. I don't massage my scalp and rub my fingernails together as much as!! Not much fruits and veggies too........that is real bad, I know.....but I still love my water!!

How many inches of new growth do you have now?



  1. Your stretch sound like its going great! I'm 6 weeks post and have about 1/2 inch NG.

    1. It is...learning new stuff that help everyday!! Love your hair..absolutely lovely!

  2. You are doing well with the stretch:)

    1. Surprisingly well...hope I make it at least 24 weeks again. I may relax just out of curiosity...*wink wink*

  3. Congrats on stretching for 20 weeks. That's super hard! You should be proud :). I have adapted a "no comb" approach too and just finger detangle. My hair loves it.

    1. Sunshyne.....*blinking real fast*....yep, I'm wide! I started this hair journey..thanks to you. From where you started, I knew it was possible if I just try's hard. Your hair really loves it and it shows.....cheers!

  4. Hello. I stumbled upon this site while doing an image search on regrowth of edges. Does t444z really work?

    1. As you can see in the pictures, it works very well for me. I haven't stopped using it ever since I tried my first jar.


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