May 25, 2016

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

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.

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 for relaxer day?


  1. I enjoyed your reading your Relaxer day preppping and esp protecting new and relaxed pieces!


  2. Love how you shared your prepping regimen, thanks for reminding me about using a neutralizing shampoo as well. How long after this wash day would your typically get your hair relaxed?

  3. Protein treatments are important before getting a relaxer. Your hair is growing, Tomes!

  4. Did you airdry in a bun or loose?

    1. Always loose. I get colds easily if my scalp is wet for long periods.

  5. That book graphic is so creative! I love it. And great tips as well.

  6. I dont really air dry but when i have done it before loose i dont like how my hair feels. It feels rough and dry. I would rather do it in plaits than loosely.

    1. whatever works for you, keep on doing it.

  7. I wish I knew all these steps when my hair was relaxed. Your hair looks so strong.


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