February 15, 2016

Relaxer Day Results…

I relaxed my hair at 16 weeks post relaxer with ORS Lye Relaxer in Normal strength. My routine hasn't changed from how I prep my hair for relaxer day and how it actually goes as seen here.
Relaxer Results: Post Trim

1]   I started at the top right hand corner and worked myself around my entire head in 21 mins. I 
      spent 15mins for application and 6 mins smoothing out the relaxer with my fingers. I don’t 
      relax my hair bone straight so I didn't use a comb to smoothen out the hair.
2]   I hopped into the shower and rinsed my hair thoroughly. I get alil paranoid while rinsing out 
      the relaxer because I don’t want over processed hair aka fried/limp hair.
3]   Applied Aphogee 2 min Reconstructor for 2 mins and rinsed to add back some strength.
4]   Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo 3 times and rinsed.
Relaxer Results: Freshly Relaxed
5]   Deep conditioned with ORS Replenshing conditioner, as I sat under my hooder dryer for 
      30mins. This has been my go to deep conditioner for my relaxer touch up and I love how my
      hair feels afterwards. It’s the right mix of strength and moisture for my hair.
6]   Rinsed & I dyed my hair again. I used Adore in the color Crimson & I sat under my hooded 
      dryer for 25mins and rinsed. Crimson was the same color I used when I dyed my hair with 
      Kiss hair dye. I followed up with Aussie Moist Conditioner to add back some softness to my
      hair, remove the excess dye and mask some of the smell. 
7]   Rinsed and wrapped my hair in a T-shirt for 30mins.
8]   My leave-in conditioners were Crème of Nature Strength & Shine and alittle Aussie Moist 
      Conditioner and sealed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Once my hair was 90% dry I decided 
      to sit under my hooded dryer to dry my roots which were still damp on warm temperature. I 
      followed up and blow dried my roots because the hooded dryer was taking too long.
Relaxer Results: Airdrying
The following day, I flat ironed my hair. I sprayed my hair with Tresemme Tamer spray which is a heat protectant. I learned my lesson from last time so I didn't use any oil prior to flat ironing. 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 added some coconut oil once I was finish.  My hair wasn't bone straight as I could still see the texture in my hair, which was fine by me.
 Relaxer Results: Pre-trimmed Ponytail
Since my previous stretch really affected my ends and I barely trimmed any of my ends, I wasn't happy with my ends this time.  I trimmed off 1inch all around my hair not just my hempline. Stay tuned for my length check post which is now live here.
 Relaxer Results: Pre trimmed hair
Overall the health of my hair improved and my ends are back on track. I still have about 4 inches of completely bone straight ends that I plan to trim off an inch or two after every relaxer touch up until its all gone.  Who doesn't enjoy their freshly relaxed flat ironed hair? I was really feeling my hair and my color. 

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Did you relaxed your hair recently?



29 comments:

  1. Love your results, so full of texture!

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  2. Your hair is still looking very healthy Tomi, and I like the red colour :-) What caused your ends to experience breakage?

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    1. Not deep conditioning regularly, protein treatments were non existent, moisturizing and sealing didn't happen. That was from my stretch from June to October.

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  3. Love your results and the colour. Relaxer days are always so exciting


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  4. Wow! I can't believe you are getting close to fully texlaxed. Beautiful results, Tomi!

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  5. Your hair looks great! Can't wait to see the length check.

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  6. You already know I love this hair color on you, your hair looks great! Glad it's back on track

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  7. Love your hair Tomes, and the details of you posts are awesome!! You hair looks so full!

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  8. Your hair is growing so beautifully! Love it! :)

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  9. Your hair looks great, Tomes. It makes me want to relax my hair. Stretching is annoying sometimes and right now I wish I had a lot less new growth, lol. But great results and your hair is getting longer despite the trim.

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    1. You will be rejoicing with all of that new growth on relaxer day.

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  10. Your hair looks good & the colour is lovely

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  11. Your hair looks great would love to see the length check. I can understand about the thin ends as I recently texlaxed and had to chop off my ends as well. But we will get better this year with our ends😊.

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    1. For sure Hilda! Length check post is up.

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  12. I am impressed that you do your relaxers at home. I have never done that! I love blunt choppy ends. I am fighting for length, but I am not afraid to chop if I have to.

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