Ok, so I have not relaxed my hair in about 8 months. It hasn’t been that difficult considering the fact that I have been protective styling and haven’t actually worn my hair out in the entire 8 months. I recently took out the cornrows I’d been wearing for about 3 weeks and came face to face with  4 inches of thick, coarse, kinky new growth.

I plan to get my relaxer this week. In the meantime I am wearing mostly buns. I have to keep manipulation as low as possible because  the line of demarcation (where the new growth meets the relaxed growth) is susceptible to breakage. Here are some styles I am wearing:

My high bun

Front flat twists and bun