February 02, 2013

Relaxer Prep...

Before my hair journey my last wash day before relaxer was 2 weeks before and all I used to do was grease my scalp with Vaseline every 4 days so that by relaxer day my scalp was protected and my strands were very heavy coated as well. I once tried washing my hair a week before and my scalp burned so badly that I swore what people said was true that “relaxer works better on dirty hair than clean hair”, sigh but the funny thing is that I hardly got burns when I washed two weeks before.

Anyways fast forward to post hair journey, I washed my hair a week before and it burned as well but my hairdresser used extra strength so I believe that added to my scalp burns. This second time around I self-relaxed and didn't end up with burns but now I have texlaxed hair *shrug*

My 3rd relaxer I’m going back to my hairdresser to get a corrective relaxer at 6 weeks post and this is how I plan to prep for my relaxer to avoid burns *fingers crossed*

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The Week Before Relaxer: 

1)      Prepoo with EVOO and EVCO oil for 30 mins under my heat cap.

2)      One lather with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo [remove build up]

3)      One lather with Aphogee Deep Moisture Shampoo .

4)      With my hair in 4 sections apply Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment under dryer for 20 mins

5)      Rinse and lather once with Aphogee Deep Moisture Shampoo.

6)      ApplyAphogee Balancing Moisturizers for 2 mins and rinse.

7)      Apply Queen Helen cholesterol mixed with EVOO, EVCO, JBCO, peppermint oil, jojoba oil

          and 4 drops of Roux Correction Conditioner under my heat cap for 1 hour

8)      Rinse and wrap my hair in a t-shirt for 30 mins
9)      With my hair still in 4 sections apply Aphogee Keratin Green Tea Restructurizer and Herbal
          Essence Split Ended Protector and a dime of Hot Six Oil.
10)    Air-dry and apply JBCO on my scalp and moisturize with  Elasta QP Olive oil & Mango Butter
          and seal with Hot Six oil.
11)    Style with a loose bun.
12)    The day before my relaxer gently detangle with my Mane n Tale Detangler and grease my
          scalp with Vaseline.
13)    The day of relaxer part my hair down the middle and detangle in two halves again to
          ensure no tangles or knots.
14)    Apply EVOO and EVCO mixed together to the length of my hair and then Roux
          Correction Conditioner.
15)    Put my hair in two loose braids and head to the salon.  

Looking forward to some smooth straight hair and I’ll definitely let you know how it goes.

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  1. My last relaxer left me texlaxed, too, so now I've decided to transition to fully texlaxed hair. Excited to read about your results!

    1. I actually didn't like my texlaxed hair, as my roots looked like it wasn't relaxed to me, thats why i decided on the corrective relaxer. Will post my relaxer day experience soon. Goodluck on your texlaxed journey.

  2. I love the layout of your blog, APL and beyond here you come!


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