Throwback Thursday - A creamy crack appointment.

Lol! I was going through some pictures and stumbled upon this one from 2010 where I was about to get a
touch up (or 'retouch' as we call it).

On the trolley there you will sight what was my creamy crack of choice for over 15 years - Dark and Lovely in the regular strength. My stylist then  - Aunty Lola ( I have since become my own stylist :) ) was prepping my relaxer by mixing the activator into the tub of relaxer.

I remember those days so well - section hair in 3, 1 in the back and 2 in front, apply vaseline to hairline, apply relaxer to new growth (it literally physically hurts me when I see people applying relaxer to the whole head of hair, but truth be told, many years ago I was guilty of that same mistake) comb with a big comb, use a small comb to smooth, wait till it begins to tingle, rinse, condition and style. Lol.

These days though when I section my hair, it's to apply deep conditioner or henna - and no tingling or burning sensation thank you very much.

Do I miss my relaxed days? Not remotely. See the difference between the thickness and body in my hair relaxed vs natural? I wouldn't give that up. I'm sure though, that  if I had taken care of my relaxed hair it would have looked better but I have to confess I didn't.

I had stressed my relaxed hair so much over the years - taking out weaves and applying relaxer on the same day; taking out braids and applying a relaxer immediately, never giving my hair breathing space between styles. Its a wonder I had any hair left on my head lol!!

For a long time, a lot of people had no idea what my own hair looked like as I was putting something in as soon as I took another out. Glad I decided to actually start taking care of my hair!

Till my next post!



  1. Wow such obvious difference! Your hair looks lush now

    1. Thank you Sandra!!! I'm loving it!

  2. Wow this is great, how can I take care of my natural hair to make it full and healthy? Give me ideas please