Texlax

Last Relaxer Update for the Year

Hi Ladies. I’m here with my last relaxer update for
the year. Whoop! Whoop!! I prepared my hair prior to this washday like I always
do by washing it a week before and moisturizing and sealing often. I relaxed my
hair at exactly 20 weeks post relaxer. This relaxer session went smoothly and
was better than the others read here and here. Here’s how my relaxer session went;
  • Detangled my hair with my fingers to avoid matting
    and then with my new wide toothed comb *inserts wide grin*.  I’ll tell you where I got this comb from in my
    next post.
  • Parted my hair into four sections and coated both my
    new growth and previously relaxed hair with olive oil. I applied Vaseline also
    to my edges, ears and nape to avoid burns.
  • Mixed my relaxer crème with activator and half a cap
    of olive oil.
  • Made my hair into one- inch twists in each section.
  • I started with the first half and covered the second
    half with plastic caps. I found out this method works better for me.
  • I spent 20 minutes in applying and smoothening the
    relaxer for the first half and 15 minutes for the second half. I used Ors Olive
    Oil No-lye relaxer normal strength. After rinsing the relaxer out, I applied
    Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor for 5 minutes and rinsed it out too.
  • Clarified 5 times with Dark and Lovely neutralizing shampoo
    left over from my old kit thrice and Ors Creamy Aloe shampoo twice. I left the
    shampoo on for 5 minutes during the last wash just to be safe.
  • Deep Conditioned with Motions Moisture plus conditioner
    for 30 minutes with heat.
  • Air dried and applied my leave –ins Mega Profective
    Leave-in Strengthener and Elasta Qp Olive Oil and Mango Butter.

Now here’s the funny part. I wanted to do a roller
set and used them on damp hair instead of wet hair. By the time I woke up in
the morning the roller set was an epic fail. Lool!! I just laughed and put my
hair into a bun.
 

See how full my hair is? I’m so in love.
I didn’t do a length check until 2 days later and
here are the results below. I applied the Ors moisturizing lotion that came in
the kit and my Organics Serum before flat ironing. If the moisturizing lotion
comes in a bottle I may just buy one cos I love it.
                      
  

     

As you can see the tip of my hair is grazing line 4
which means I gained an inch from my last relaxer update. My edges seem to be
coming out but I still have work to do. My ends on the other hand are relaxed
and look weak to me. I definitely have to do another trim cos I can’t stand my
ends but trimming will take me back to line 3 (sorry for the blurry pictures
and faint lines on my length check t-shirt). I don’t mind the length though, my
hair is healthier and fuller and I’m super duper happy.
Pro’s of this texlax Session
I wanted to have even textures throughout my head so
I took my time to smooth the relaxer with my fingers hence the 20 minutes
instead my usual 10 – 15 minutes. I’ve realized from my past relaxer sessions
that my texlaxed hair only stays soft and manageable for about 3 weeks and then
I begin to experience shedding. I traced it back to under processing my hair. Hopefully
this time I did it right?
Cons
No con’s for this washday. *clap for me*.
PS: The blog will be One this month and I’ve been
wondering what to do to celebrate this special 
event. I have a few ideas and
hopefully I’ll be able to bring them to fruition. I’ll still appreciate more
ideas though just drop a comment below.
Any recent texlaxed or relaxed sessions ladies?
Have a blessed week ahead…

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