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Final Relaxer Touch Up of 2014

The stretch is over. It lasted a little more than 13 weeks. Why did I end my relaxer stretch now? As mentioned in my post titled What's Been Going On I am moving from North Carolina to Florida. So I wanted to get a touch up and cut/shape up before I moved. This gives me some breathing room to do research on salons in the area and also makes my hair care easier during the transition.

 




Check out the results of my final relaxer touch up of 2014 after 13 weeks of relaxer stretching. | arelaxedgal.com

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.


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!
Check out the results of my final relaxer touch up of 2014 after 13 weeks of relaxer stretching. | arelaxedgal.com


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