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Wash Day: 12 1/2 Weeks Post 4/19 Relaxer Touch Up

I'm now at 12 1/2 weeks post my last relaxer touch up. By now I would have called my stylist to schedule an appointment, but I've decided to go another week or two before I get a relaxer touch up. Things seem to be going well with my hair and the green tea rinses seem to be working (woo hoo!) as I didn't have much shedding over the week.

Thanks to everyone for encouraging me on the thickness of my hair. I realize it does have thickness, but it's not as thick as it used to be and the left side of my head is not as thick as the right side. I do expect it to thicken up some more, but that will take time.

Now on to what you're here for - my wash day recap!

I'm stretching my relaxer longer than usual. See how I'm handling all of the new growth. | arelaxedgal.com

Pre-pooed: I sectioned my relaxed hair off into eight sections and applied Suave Natural Infusions Moisturizing Conditioner with Macadamia Oil while I detangled. I left this one for about 20 minutes, then I added sunflower oil to each section and left that on for another 20 minutes. After rinsing, my hair felt pretty good getting this wash day off to a good start.

Cleansed: It was time for me to clarify so I used SheaMoisture Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo by working it into my scalp. I rinsed once with water and once with green tea.

Deep Conditioned: After the green tea rinse I applied a mix of Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner and Suave Natural Infusions Anti-Breakage Conditioner with Awapuhi Ginger, left it on for about 30 minutes and then rinsed with cool water.

Leave Ins: I t-shirt dried my relaxed hair for an hour. After that I sprayed on Pantene Pro-V Moisture Mist Detangler. Next I applied Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave In Condiitoner that I mixed with sunflower oil.

Dried: I finished drying under my hooded drier with my new growth stretched to finish drying. I took special care to really stretch my new growth as the last wash day it ended up not as stretched as I would have liked.

Right after I came out from under the dryer I noticed my hair felt a little stiff, but after a few minutes it softened up nicely.

Sealed: I wanted a few minutes for my hair to cool before applying any additional product. Next I sealed my ends with coconut oil and then cross wrapped my hair for bed.

If you read my last wash day post you may have realized that there was a step I didn't include - steaming. Since I was using mainly moisture based products I didn't want to go overboard and decided to skip the steam. I do plan on doing it again, maybe next wash day.

I also think I'm going back to the hot oil treatment for my pre-poo. While these wash day results were good, I kinda feel that the results when I used the hot oil treatment were better.


The Wash Day Experience

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4 comments:

  1. First of all---*confetti toss* for making it to 12+ weeks post and not being ready to call the stylist! What an accomplishment!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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  2. I love your prepoo treatment! I have fallen in love with the Suave Professionals line. I'm going to have to try that blend of conditioner and sunflower oil. Awesome wash day!

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    1. Thanks Candra! I'm a big fan of Suave Professionals conditioners. Every time they come out with a new one I want to try it!

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