Currently in week 12 of a 16 week stretch and I am really fighting the urge to relax. My hair is just so unmanageable and unkempt! Not to mention detangling takes longer as I get further into this stretch.
If I want to wear my hair out thats fine, I can still pincurl and/or crosswrap and it looks presentable, most people dont even notice that I have all that new growth going on. However, I am trying to protective style as much as possible to prevent my hair from rubbing on my scarves and coats so I cant leave it out every day. My go-to protective styles are buns and ponys but when I do that my roots are exposed in all their kinky curly glory and I look like I NEED a relaxer. Sigh.
Tonight I am going to braid my hair and then try a faux-bob braidout in the morning..hopefully that works. If I dont get some more styling options soon I may reach for the creamy crack sooner than I wanted to!
One thing is for sure, this will be my last long stretch, after this I will only stretch for 10-12 weeks.