Your hair is?… Relaxed (this includes texlaxed)

When and why did you start your hair journey?
I started my hair journey in 2009. At this point my hair was shoulder length, not specially damage even if I was doing a lot of things to it like dyes, heat styling, etc. I was looking some random video on Youtube and I saw a video about black hair care and I started watching more and more videos until the day I decided 6 months after to start my own hair regimen.

What is your current regimen?
I’m not really following the “rules.” I wash my hair twice a week and deep condition every time I wash. I don’t prepoo, post poo, co-wash, etc. I don’t even wear protective styles because I’m not good at it; my hair is always straight. I just need a satin scarf at night and a good oil to nourish my ends. I relax every 10 weeks and I’m not stretching.

Do you have any hair goals? Have you achieved them?
My goal at first was to be BSL and yes I reached it! Now after a while in my hair journey my goals are different and not just about length anymore. I would like to be WL but for the moment I’m working on the health of my hair and I want to improve thickness because my hair has always been really thin.

What do you wish you knew at the start of your journey?

I wish I knew products are not miracles in bottles and what works for somebody won’t work for everybody. I was watching a lot of videos and I was buying every single products I saw. Yes I was a product junkie!

What are your favorite protective styles?
I don’t really do protective styles… I know… But I would say buns now that my hair is longer and in the past braid outs and bantu knots out.

What are some of your favorite products?
I would say I really like L’Oreal Everstrong line, Keracare products, ORS and Aphogee products. I can’t tell names because these lines have too much great products that I use since the beginning and that I’m still using years after.

What do you love most about your hair?
I love the fact than my hair doesn’t really need a lot of effort to look okay. My hair is really manageable, not too dry and looks pretty shiny and healthy.

How do you deal with people who doubt you? What motivates you to keep going?
When i started my hair journey people was telling me that I’m obsessed and that I’m doing too much and that it was just hair and black hair can’t grow too long… With my progress, people don’t doubt anymore, they ask advise!

Where can we find you on the web?
You can find me on Hairlista at Hairlista.com/profile/RINCONElodie
Please excuse my english, I’m french 🙂

Thank you for sharing your story! I love your ends!

10 Comments

  1. Your hair is so gorgeous! Great job gal! I hope to get my hair out of the funk it's been in and looking more like yours. Retaining length and thickness!

  2. OMGoodness! What u said about people that doubt u! I've just started my healthy hair journey n that is exactly what I'm hearing. From my mum esp lol. I just had a bad relaxer n I'm seriously considering doing a BC n going natural. But I have to prove all these doubters wrong lol. My hair is shoulder length n seriously damaged. Your hair is amazing. My motivation yaaay!

  3. Lol I felt like this post was written from my thoughts! Especially how people deal with my hair journey.

  4. Happy to see my Martiniquais folks on your blog Jen !!!!
    I am half Martinique and Haitian too and I don't do protective styling, you gave me hope lol.

  5. Lovely ends. Sorry Jen this is off topic but I just found out that my scalp is really flaky. I used Jbco on my scalp wen I had braids and I didn't see a single flake but now I took down d braids and washed my hair but now its flaking badly. What do I do.

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      I'm currently dealing with scalp issues and what's been helping is using this mix posted here. I've been doing my scalp massages w/ the mix twice a week and it helps manage my itchiness and flakes.

  6. Beautiful hair…. OMG "product junkie" Oh do I understand. I was buying everything that someone said worked for them. Now I have all this stuff that I can't use. Some I can say did work. Like coffee and tea rinses (thanks Jen) and Roux Products and Elasta QP products so I'm grateful for that. But I guess that's why it's called a journey huh. Your hair looks greats and your ends are amazing. Now that is my goal to have even and blunt ends. Nothing see through.

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