Hair

Relaxer Update

Hi ladies. It’s that time of the year again. I always look forward to relaxer days mostly because I want to see my hair’s progress. Though relaxer days are stressful for me and most hair bloggers I know, it’s worth it in the end.
I prepped my hair as I always do a week before I relaxed and made sure there was little to no manipulation. I relaxed at 20 weeks post relaxer. Here’s how it went down;

  • Detangled my hair with my fingers and a wide toothed comb.
  • Put my hair in 1 inch twists. 
  • Based my scalp, top of my ears, edges and nape with vaseline to prevent relaxer burns and coated my already relaxed hair with olive oil.
  • I used Olive Oil Ors No-lye relaxer – normal which came with a free sheen spray.
  • I followed the instructions in mixing the relaxer and added half a cap of olive oil to slow down the relxer process. 
  • I decided to try a different method in applying my relaxer this time instead of the usual half and half method which I always have problems with.
  • Starting from my middle,  I applied the relaxer to my new growth only and then moved gradually to the rest of my hair. My edges and nape were the last.
  • It took me 20 minutes in total to apply and smoothen the relaxer and I realised this new method works well for me.
  • Washed the relaxer out with Dark and Lovely Neutralising Shampoo from my old kit 3 times and Ors Creamy Aloe shampoo twice. I left the shampoo on for 5 minutes the fifth time to be sure there was no trace of relaxer left.
  • Mid-Step protein treatment with Apoghee Keratin 2 minute Reconstructor for 5 minutes without heat.
  • Deep conditioned with Ors Replenishing Conditioner for 30 minutes with heat.
  • Rinsed with cold water and air dried.
  • Applied my leave-in; Mega Profective Leave-in Strengthener and Sealed with coconut oil. 
  • For my length check,  I applied Ors Moisturising Lotion that came in the kit and Organics Olive oil Smoother and Polisher Serum and straightened my hair.

I didn’t retain much length and even though I didn’t do a length check in February, I could tell.  I was really looking forward to seeing my hair’s growth but I guess my setback from last year is still hunting me.

I’ve decided that instead of been pitiful and sad I’d retrace my steps and find out where I made mistakes and correct them and hopefully see an improvement in my hair.

I did chop of my ends again though after the picture because I didn’t like how scraggy they looked. At least the goodnews is my hair is getting fuller, looks healthier and I can say I’m fully texlaxed now.

What’s been going on with your hair ladies?

Have a blessed weekend ahead…

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