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For this touch up and cut I went to a stylist I used to go to and loved. I stopped going to her after she moved to a new location that was further away and then I moved. So I was even further away from her. When I let her style my hair I loved how it would turn out. In fact she gave me my best cut ever!
To maintain my style and cut I have been moisturizing and sealing as needed with Eden BodyWorks Leave In Conditioner and sunflower oil. Additionally a night I've been putting my hair in a loose bun on the top of my head and wearing my satin wrap and cap. The bun gives my hair a tousled look should I decide to wear it down.
Related post: How I Prepare My Hair for a Relaxer Touch Up
Here are some details on my touch up:
- I based my scalp with Palmer's Olive Oil Formula with Vitamin E Gro Therapy the morning of my touch up. I also used this hair dressing on the length of my relaxed hair to help protect it from relaxer run-off. Previously I had been using a natural oil as a protectant on my hair, but I didn't have any readily available. I felt the Palmer's would be a good alternative because it's petroleum based.
- My stylist also based my scalp when I arrived.
- The relaxer used was a Design Essentials relaxer.
- After applying the relaxer to my new growth it was rinsed from my hair and my hair was washed three times.
- Conditioner was applied and sat for about 20 minutes with no heat.
- Heat protectant was applied and my hair was mostly dried under the hooded dryer for roughly an hour.
- My stylist then used a blow dryer and comb attachment to finish drying my hair.
- Next it was time for a cut. I asked for long layers an for my hair to evened out as the right side was much longer than the left. I lost probably about an inch on the left and 2-3 inches on the right.
- Finally she used a flat iron to add curls. Below is the end result. My hair had a lot of body and definition. And it was even!