April 07, 2015

Relaxer Day Results…

I relaxed my hair myself at 15 1/2 weeks post relaxer with ORS Relaxer in Normal strength and I’m getting better at it every time I do it. My routine hasn't changed from the last time I relaxed my hair seen here.
Relaxer Results: March 2015

I started at the top right hand corner and worked myself around my entire head in 20 mins. I spent 15mins for application and 5mins smoothing out the relaxer with my fingers. I didn't want my hair bone straight so I didn't use a comb to smoothen out the hair.
I hopped into the shower and rinsed my hair thoroughly.
Applied Aphogee 2 min Reconstructor for 2 mins and rinsed to add back some strength.
Shampooed with Motions Neutralizing Shampoo 3 times and rinsed.
Freshly Relaxed Hair - March 2015
Deep conditioned with  ORS Replenishing Pak for 35mins with heat. I love how balanced this conditioner is. Adds some strength as well as moisture.
I dyed my hair again. I bought the Kiss Express Color in the color Crimson. I was hoping it would have been brighter than Truly Red that I had last time.  I sat under my heat cap for 25mins with the dye and rinsed. I followed up with V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner to add back some moisture to my hair, remove the excess dye and mask some of the smell. 
Rinsed and wrapped my hair in a T-shirt for 40mins.
Air Drying Results
My leave-in conditioners were Elasta Design Thermal Styling Spray and alittle Aussie Moist Conditioner and sealed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I didn't want my hair weighed down since I was planning to flat iron it later. That actually turned into a week later *hangs face in shame*  Once my hair was 90% dry I decided to blow dry my roots that were still damp on cool temperature.
Air dried hair
A week later I flat ironed my hair the following Saturday. I sprayed my hair with Tresemme Heat Tamer sprayed along with Organix Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum. I did one pass on majority of my hair and two passes on my crown since that’s the thickest part of my hair.  I used a slightly higher heat which got my hair bone straight on majority of the areas.
Relaxer Results: Length Check
As I mention in my relaxer prep post my ends are in need of a good professional trim. That post will be up soon.  Overall I’m happy with my results. Even though it doesn't look like I retained much length, my hair played “catch up” in the back section and for that I’m grateful.
 4 Month Comparison Hair Progress
Haven’t shared your wash day experience with us yet, head over and check it out at Saving Our Strands & Just Grow Already . See you there! Btw my ponytail is getting bigger and i'm in love.

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  1. Looking great girl your hair is growing nicely!

  2. Your hair looks so good. I havent worn a relaxer in over ten years, but sometimes I miss the convenience of it. Your hair looks so healthy and full. Relaxers always thinned my hair out when I wore them.

  3. Looking beautiful!
    to me it looks like your hair has become fuller than the dec relaxer pic :-)

  4. Excellent results dear, your hair is so full of body and long as well. You did a good job on your relaxer.

  5. Your hair looks great, you'll be WL in no time!

  6. Your hair is looking awesome. Love the colour x

  7. Your hair looks great. Love the color.

  8. hair growing like weeds Tomi. Your texlax results were great!

  9. Your ends are thickening up! At this rate, you might not really *need* that trim!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

  10. your hair looks really good good job with yourself relaxers you are reaping the rewards

  11. Loving the results! Your hair has so much shine. I saw keep babying your ends and you might not need such an exhaustive trim!

    Kenya | With My Coils

  12. You hair looks great! I love your blog...

    Took some pointers from you, Next time I will also give my hair 20mins maybe I will get the texlax texture I want...

  13. You are too cute Tomes. I am loving all the pics. Your hair is the bomb.com right now. You've done an awesome job with it. Keep it up. Getting a professional trim was such a great idea.

  14. Love the shine and health of you hair! Do you have a length goal in mind for this year?

  15. I love the results! Your hair looks so lush I love the shine!


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