Relaxer day routine – May 10th 2013
Sorry this post is coming more than 2 weeks since I relaxed my hair. My relaxer day routine is pretty simple. My current relaxer is Beautiful Beginnings Relaxer for fine hair.
A few days before I relaxed my hair, I had used a protein conditioner to deep condition my hair. The night before, I applied Jamaican Black Castor Oil Serum to my scalp. On the actual relaxer day, I applied some serum (GVP silk remedy) to my hair (previously relaxed and new growth). Next, I based my scalp with petroleum jelly before sectioning my hair into 4.
I decided to go to a salon to have it relaxed: I was however feeling too lazy to do it myself and considering my last drama with relaxing my hair in December. The first sign that it wasn’t going to be a good day was when he tried to detangle my hair from the roots first. I was about 14 weeks post-relaxer so imagine how much new growth I had. I corrected him and he did try to do better. He used my sprush to apply the relaxer and really fell in love with it! After applying the relaxer to my hair, it still hadn’t taken the relaxer so he decided to comb through the new growth with a tail comb. Terrible practice!
We proceeded to rinse off the relaxer immediately after. To be honest, I wasn’t even looking at the time! This was another terrible mistake! After rinsing off the relaxer, he applied Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor to my hair and we left it in for about 4 minutes before rinsing off. It was only then that we washed off the relaxer with the neutralizing shampoo. Since the relaxer is a no-lye relaxer, I was worried about calcium deposits being left in my hair so I asked him to do the final wash with Organic Root Stimulator Aloe shampoo.
Afterward, he applied Silk Dreams Avocado pudding and I had to run to go pick my kids from school. When I got home, I rinsed it off and air dried. When I was detangling my hair, I did lose quite some hair and I think it was because he combed through the new growth from the roots. The following morning, when I took a picture of my hair, I was surprised to see how over-processed my hair looked! I’ve been using this relaxer twice and it has never left my hair this over processed. I also think that I lost some hair in the middle!
My hair strands are already fine as they are and although I don’t want my hair too ‘texlaxed’, I don’t want it over-processed either. I have decided that it’s better to make a mistake relaxing my hair than to let someone else do it. I know my hair better than anyone does. It’s time to practice what I’ve learnt wit regards to relaxers! So no more letting other people do my relaxer and I mean it this time!! With my hair being over-processed, I decided that I needed to do something and fast! Watch out for my next post tomorrow!
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