How I'm Managing 15 Weeks Of New Growth

I'm back! After a few weeks off I'm back with a wash day post. I haven't done one in a while because I've been too lazy to take pictures and my wash days have honestly been boring. With that being said this wasn't an exciting wash day, but I took several pictures and didn't want them to go to waste.

managing 15 weeks of new growth from relaxer stretching | A Relaxed Gal
Since I'm deep into my relaxer stretch I've been focusing on protein and moisture. As a result, I'm co-washing my hair more. This week was no exception.
My blow-dried hair looked and felt great. My new growth was stretched and detangled. I then put it in a bun near the top of my head for bedtime. The next morning my hair looked and felt even better than the night before. It was moisturized, smooth and my new growth was still stretched.

How I've was able to stretch my relaxer for 15 weeks | A Relaxed Gal

This week I'll be sporting easy updos like the one pictured below. I've gone back to using clips for my updos because I don't have to spend as much time getting all the hair into the clip and it keeps all my hair in place without putting a lot of stress on my strands. Particularly at the roots and line of demarcation.

How long have you stretched your relaxer?


  1. There's nothing wrong with keeping it simple chica! I've been sporting twist outs and high puffs for 3 weeks straight! Who knows---maybe we'll be rewarded with a ton of length retention!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @

    1. Some length retention is what I'm hoping for. Thanks for reading KLP!

  2. Wow your wash day seemed to go so well given that you are 15 weeks post. My new growth tangles a lot and seems to drink product lol, I have to use a lot of everything on wash days...

    1. I've been surprised how well my wash days have gone. I think that's why I've stretched for so long. One reason I think they've gone well is I'm drinking lots of water which helps to keep my scalp and thereby my new growth moisturized.

      Thanks for reading!


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