February 04, 2016

Wash Day | How I Prep My Hair For A Relaxer…

I was originally going to relax my hair last weekend but prepping didn't happen, which is extremely important.  Last week has been tough, as my hair struggled to stay moisturized, tangle free and no single strand knots.  I really need to start incorporating glycerine fast to see if it will help.  I’m so over this stretch right now and I pray my ends doesn’t hate me.  I do feel like doing a major trim but we will see. Lets get into my washday.

[1]   Finger detangled my hair after applying Mane n Tail detangler to my roots and utilizing my latest tip 
        of adding oil to my palms to reduce the friction.
[2]   Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo twice (this removes build up). 
        I couldn't remember when last I clarified and my hair needs to be squeaky clean.

[3]   Protein treatments are very important to strengthen your hair before applying chemicals.
        My favorite is the Aphogee 2 step protein treatment.  It smells awful but it works. 
        I sat under my hooded dryer for 20mins and by then my hair was rock solid.  Do not try to 
        comb or manipulate your hair with this product in your hair.
[4]   Rinsed thoroughly and applied Aussie Moist conditioner for 2 mins to add back some softness.

[5]   Deep Conditioned with Queen Helene CholesteroI mixture (Yes I'm heavy handed) and sat 
        under my hooded dryer for 30mins. My hair was felt stronger and extremely moisturized #winning.
[6]   Rinsed and wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 30mins.
[7]   With my hair in 4 sections applied CON Strength & Shine leave in conditioner, my moisturizing spray                         and sealed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
[8]   Air-dry and applied extra virgin olive oil on my scalp.

I’ll rock a loose bun until relaxer day.  I’m relaxing my hair at 16weeks post and I’m seriously praying for a great outcome. Its crazy how much new growth is there which is separated by my colored hair. As usual I’ll be retouching my new growth by dyeing it again. I only dye my hair on relaxer days.  I will not be manipulating my hair until relaxer day to avoid scalp irritation or burns.

Who else uses this opportunity to do a facial either during deep conditioning or afterwards? I always do a facial after my DC sessions while my hair is cooling off from being under my hooded dryer.

Do you have a wash day experience to share with us, head over to savingourstrands & justgrowalready to join the link up. See you there!

How do you prep your hair for relaxer day?


  1. Omg! This is also my facial scrub. I use brown sugar; which do you use? And your new growth is so much for 16 weeks which is amazing. I'm also prepping my hair for a relaxer touch up at 19 weeks post.

  2. I do a face mask on wash day too!! Great minds think alike!

    Good luck with your touch up chica!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

  3. That scrub looks like one that would do my face good right now, I will try it out. Aussie Moist never disappoints..

  4. your colour is intense. Good luck with your upping relaxer

  5. Where do I start? I do use the clay mask on my face after putting it on my hair. I have a question , Tomi! Do you focus more on your ends when you do the 2 - minute protein treatment, or both? I did the 2 - minute treatment when I was relaxed, but my roots did not take when I applied the relaxer. But I know you always have good relaxer results!

    1. I use both the 2 min reconstructor and 2 step protein treatment and i always apply it from root to tip.

  6. i have yet to try the Aphogee 2 step. But you always seem to have greatresults with it. I get petrified of protein overload since it seems like such a strong treatment.
    Wash day facials is a great idea by the way. I will need to start making this a habit. Think I will start this weekend.

  7. Love your post. Very detailed. I'm sharing it on my FB page tomorrow.

    Jay of www.relaxedthairapy.com


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