September 10, 2013

Relaxer Prep & New Growth @ 14 Weeks Post

Once I’m incorporating protein into my wash day, it means jumping in and out the shower 3 times argh. I'm using protein to strengthen my strands before undergoing the relaxer process, which breaks down the bonds in the hair follicle which makes your tresses straight (from curly or coily to straight).  I finger detangled first, then followed up with my width comb and strangely enough I didn't need my Mane n Tail Detangler like the last wash day before my relaxer in June which was a total nightmare

[1  Prepooed with Grapeseed oil and coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint on my scalp 
       and on the length of my hair for 30mins under my heat cap.
[2  Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo (remove build up) & Elasta QP Crème 
       Conditioning Shampoo.
[3]   I normally use the Aphogee two step treatment (hard protein treatment)but I ran out and 
       couldn’t find any at short notice so I used ORS Hair Mayonaise mixed with Extra Virgin 
       Olive Oil and Coconut oil for 25mins under my heat cap (this is a medium protein  
       treatment). I prefer to do my protein treatments on clean clarified hair. I don't like the  
       strong smell of this DC because i can't stand perfume smells. This has always been in
       my stash as a back up plan for my Aphogee.
 [4]  Deep Conditioned with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask for 45mins
       with heat.
[5  Rinse and wrap my hair in a t-shirt for 1 hour
[6]   With my hair in 4 sections sprayed Aphogee Keratin Green Tea Reconstructizer and 
       Herbal Essence Split Ended Protector (my ends only) , Aussie Moist Conditioner and
       detangled very carefully. This was the part that really shocked me because I would
       normally use my Mane n Tale Detangler at this point but the comb glided through my 
       new growth. 
My new growth at 14 weeks post relaxer.

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The Neutrogena DC has made my hair life alooooooot easier during the ending of this stretch. 

[7]   Air-dry and apply JBCO on my scalp and moisturize with Elasta QP Olive oil & 
       Mango Butter and sealed with Hot Six oil.

I’m keeping my hair in a loose bun because I don’t want any issues on relaxer day especially burns.  I’m not a DIY girl yet and really respect all of you guys that do, hopefully someday soon in the not too distant future.

How many weeks post relaxer are you & How's your new growth behaving?

Be Inspired...


  1. I'm around 10 weeks post and my hair has been on its very best behavior. Aside from a slight increase in SSKs (which is to be expected) I'm happy as can be.

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. SSKs are so annoying but its great your NG is behaving.

  2. Glad this was wash day went well for you, I wonder what made it work differently.

    1. I really Believe the Neutrogena DC melted my NG and made it feel like butter. That's the only product I used different apart from the ORS Mayonaise and I got this same results two weeks ago. This is a keeper!

  3. You have some new growth!
    Great to hear your wash day went well. Good luck with your relaxer next week! DIY relaxing might have to change for me soon hehe, it's getting harder!

    1. Thanks Yvonne! I really think its awesome being a DIY girl!

  4. Gotta love a good wash day. I'm so pleased it went so well 14 weeks of new growth is no joke :)

    1. That's very true! I Actually enjoyed this stretch the most.

  5. The hopping in and out of the shower bit is no fun for sure. I personally use the sink. Glad your wash day went well.

    1. I'm scared of the tangles that can happen by using the sink.

  6. I'm 11 weeks post today and currently waiting on my hair stylist to relax my hair. I usually go to 12 weeks but I have to travel for work in a few days so had to get it done a week early. It's a shame too because my hair and NG have really been behaving and I'm sure I could've made 14 weeks. Ah well, next time. Congrats on a happy wash day and hopefully relaxer day goes just as flawlessly.

    1. I hope your relaxer day went awesome. Lets see your progress.


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