March 25, 2015

Relaxer Prep Wash Day…

I’m just about 15weeks post relaxer and I’m ending my stretch this week.  I was planning for 16 weeks but I don’t want the hassle of relaxing my hair over Easter holidays. I just want to relax and spend some time with my family.
Relaxer prep hair products 

[1]   Prepooed with V05 Moisture milks for a few minutes mainly focusing on my ends.
[2]   Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe.  
[3]   With my hair in 4 sections applied Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment and sat under my 
       hooded dryer for 20 mins . My hair was rock solid. Do not manipulate your hair in this 
       state.
[4]   Deep Conditioned with Queen Helene Cholesterol mixture and sat under my heat cap for 
       1 hour and rinsed.
[5]   Wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 1hour. My hair felt so soft and moisturized.
[6]   My leave in conditioner’s were Mane n Tail detangler sprayed lightly on my roots only,  
       Elasta QP Leave in H2, Aussie Moist Conditioner and sealed with Extra Virgin Coconut
       Oil.  Detangling wasn't tedious given I’m just about 15weeks post.
Half way finished & completely finished blow drying my hair on cool
I sectioned my hair in the 4 original parts and worked each section at a time. I stretched about 1 inch in each section of hair while using the blow dryer on cool to run up and down the hair.  After one half, my arms were screaming but I kept pressing on,  until I was finished.  I couldn't believe how moisturized and shiny my hair was without the need to add a moisturizer #winning
The following day apply JBCO on my scalp. Applied Fruit of the Earth gel to my edges, softly brush my edges, tie my hair with a scarf for 45mins and head out the door.
After blow drying on cool . My hair wasn't combed but fluffed in this direction
I don’t intended to do any manipulation with my hair this week except to apply Vaseline to my scalp three days before relaxer. I chose to rock a loose bun so that I don’t have to comb or brush my hair all week. I'm going to my hairdresser to get a professional trim done. I haven't had one done in a while. I hope i don't come back screaming with the amount that will be cut.

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How was your last wash day & When is your next relaxer?

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27 comments:

  1. Girrl I feel you and the frustrating "ends" lol but your hair looks really full and healthy and you have a lot of new growth!, I guess after you relax the ends may not need that much trimming, fingers crossed! :-) Can't wait to see your hair post relaxer!

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  2. Your hair is looking thick and healthe, looking forward to seeing the relaxer results!

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  3. The result at the end was definitely worth it, I really should try blow drying with cool air, it seems like it saves time as opposed to air drying.

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    1. Airdrying for me is extremely quick because i live in the tropics. Blow drying is very long and tedious but worth it.

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  4. Your hair looks great! I'm sure the ends will look less thin after the relaxer, looking forward to the update!

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  5. I love tension blow drying but I'm not gonna lie it takes FOREVER! I always think to myself "Can I count this as an arm workout?" LOL!

    Are you going to self-relax or let your stylist do that too?

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

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  6. Your hair looks so healthy and once you clip the ends it is going to look even better.

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    1. Certainly looking forward to that, thanks LV!

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  7. Look at that thickness! Your hair is lovely ... Just wish my wash days would get easier as I continue my stretch..

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    1. Thanks Judith. How long do you plan to stretch for?

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    2. I plan to stretch for as long as 18weeks... Its actually my birthday goal. My birthday falls on the last week of April.

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  8. Your hair looks so full and shiny. I cant wait to see your relaxer results!
    Hilda @momashairjourney.blogspot.com

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  9. Your hair looks so full and beautiful Tomes x

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  10. I am so excited to hear about your relaxer. I hope they don't chop your hair. Your hair is looking amazing and long by the way

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  11. Your hair looks great and once you trim those ends off it's gonna be bomb!!! Nice and thick. I need to get back on the Cholestorol treatments, haven't used it since back in the days but I remember it's some good stuff. Is it considered a moisturizing deep conditioner or protein? I think it'll be great to add to a deep conditioning concoction.

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    1. For sure Kays! Its a moisturizing Conditioner.

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  12. Your hair is looking thicker these days, Tomes!

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  13. Using the moisture milk before shampooing is a good idea. I love the smell and the light soy protein I get. I love the thickness of your hair. Do you use castor oil on your scalp every other day?

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