Relaxer day – 17th July 2014

Hi guys…sorry for the delay in giving you my relaxer day update. I wanted to do the post on my love-hate relationship with relaxers first. Don’t be surprised if I come out with a big chop announcement soon!! LOL!

The night before

Detangled with Silk Elements Silken Child Detangling spray.

Relaxer day

    1. Based scalp with Jamaican black castor oil
    2. Applied Coconut oil on my hair followed by Affirm FiberGuard Preservo Strengthening Serum
      (I was rummaging through my old stuff and stumbled on this’s part of the Affirm Fiberguard relaxer system and it helps to prevent overprocessing hair).
    3. Did another scalp base with vaseline.
    4. Sectioned my hair in 7 places for easy access.
    5. My friend applied the relaxer only to the new growth, starting from the back sections. I used Activilong relaxer kit (mild strength). I’ve been using this relaxer for one year now.
    6. I think we must have spent 30 – 40 minutes for the entire relaxer application or smoothing process. This is quite unusual cos’ she did the last relaxer touch-up for me and we did it for about 20 or 25 minutes. Anyways, my hair came out a little straighter than the last time but not bone straight. I also tried to keep the relaxer away from my edges to prevent losing them. #sizzellehairlinechallenge


      Keeping the relaxer off my edges

    7. Rinsed off the relaxer.
    8. Applied my protein conditioner: a mix of Mill Creek Botanicals Henna and Biotin conditioner.
    9. Used the neutralising shampoo. We must have shampooed like 5 times till the foam was white.
    10. Washed my hair with Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo
    11. Deep conditioned with my Franck Provost repair conditioner
    12. My hair was a bit tangled and I had to take my time to detangle my hair carefully.
    13. My hair was still ‘texlaxed’ but not as much as the last time PLUS I could see my scalp. It’s time to thicken up my hair!! JBCO is calling my name!


Pictures (freshly detangled wet hair)


A bit of texture retained but I can see my scalp!!


Edges preserved!! #sizzellehairlinechallenge


Texture preserved!!






About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
LAST RELAXER DAY: December 15th, 2016
BIG CHOP: January 14th, 2017
Natural Hair, Unknown Porosity, Fine Hair strands, Low to Moderate Density

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4 Comments to Relaxer day – 17th July 2014

  1. I love the texture you got from the relaxer 🙂 Are you gonna do a length check soon?

    • Dr_fomsky says:

      Thanks…I’m happy about the texture. I don’t plan to use a flat iron till December so will do a rough length check soon (on wet hair and after air drying or roller setting, depending on how I feel 🙂 )

  2. Adetola says:

    You are doing a great job, I love the way you give us detailed informations. I just did a spontaneous buy of Just for me hair milk with soymilk and honey before I discovered it was for kids. Can I use it, will it help my dry and breaking hair? Please help me out.

    • Dr_fomsky says:

      Thanks for the compliments Adetola. If the ingredients are good and it moisturises your hair well, why not? It doesn’t matter if the product is for kids. After all, hair is hair.

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