My longest wash days are always when I prep my hair for a relaxer and relaxer day itself. It’s important to have your hair in the best shape before applying chemicals to it. Let’s get into my washday.
1] Finger detangled 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 CreamyAloe Shampoo twice (this removes build up).
3] Protein treatments are very important to strengthen your hair before the apply chemicals to your hair. My favorite is the Aphogee 2 step protein treatment. It smells awful but it works. I have been slacking on keeping up with this strong protein treatment and my hair is misbehaving. I sat under my hooded dryer for 20mins and by then my hair is rock solid. Do not try to comb or manipulate your hair with this product in your hair.
4] Rinsed thoroughly and apply Aussie Moist conditioner for 2 mins to add back some softness.
5] Deep Conditioned with Queen Helene CholesteroI mixture and sat under my hooded dryer for 30mins. Aphogee never disappoints as my hair feels so much stronger.
6] Rinsed and wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 30mins.
7] With my hair in 4 sections applied Creme of Nature Strength & Shine Leave in conditioner, my moisturizing spray and sealed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
8] Air-dry and applied Jamaican Black Castor oil on my scalp.
I’ll wear my hair in a very loose bun till relaxer day. I mainly wore my hair in buns this stretch and hope it’s not detrimental in the long run.
I’m relaxing my hair at 14weeks post. Its crazy how much new growth I have in such a short space of time. As usual I’ll be retouching my new growth only and also dyeing it again. I only dye my hair on relaxer days.
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How do you prep for relaxer day?