Now that the apologies are out of the way, let's dig into the details.
Relaxer prepMy prep starts the week before with a wash day. My regimen for that wash day is Detangle -- Pre-poo -- Cleanse (clarify) -- Light Protein Treatment (opt.) -- Deep Condition -- Moisturize and Seal -- Flat iron new growth. You can read more in last wash day post. Two days before the touch up I did a detangling session and the day before I based my scalp with Palmer's Olive Oil Formula with Vitamin E Gro Therapy (this was a past purchase that I stopped using other than to base my scalp due to petroleum being an ingredient) and put extra virgin coconut oil on the previously relaxed portion.
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Relaxer touch upWhen I arrived for my 10 am appointment, the stylist wasn't there. It seems one of us got the time wrong. When she arrived, she based my scalp with oil and I felt some tugging on my hair as she was parting it. She was using a small toothed comb which she'd never done that before. Turns out she didn't have a larger toothed comb with her that day. I wasn't happy, but sent up a prayer that I wouldn't lose too much hair and thanked God that I had done some detangling on my own which limited the amount damage inflicted. Next she started applying the relaxer. We got to talking and she left it on a little longer than I would have liked (I take some the responsibility here).
After rinsing, neutralizing, and washing she deep conditioned my hair using the steamer (which I really like). For my style, I opted to get a roller set to limit the amount of direct heat used. The stylist didn't have her larger rollers, so I had to settle for the medium-large ones. When she took the rollers out, the curls were a hot mess. She tried to make it look good which included using a flat iron on some sections and a ton of product so my hair felt weighed down (sad sigh).
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After the relaxer touch upAll in all, this visit took an hour longer than it usually does and I ended up being an hour late for my brother's event.
What did I do with my hair? It's been in a bun ever since. Also, I realized after leaving that I didn't get the trim I asked for.
Despite the beating my hair took with the small tooth comb, it looks like I retained some length. Though it's mainly on the right hand side.
What was your worst salon visit like?