, ,

3 Weeks Post Relaxer: Using a New Hair Dryer

I decided to change it up a bit this wash day. I was getting a bit tired of the same old, same old and I think my hair was too. Some areas of my scalp were showing signs of flaking and my hair was a little on the dry side. To change things up I opted to co-wash and deep condition a little longer than normal.

Additionally, I got a new Hot Shot Tools blow dryer. My hooded dryer is in storage until I move into my new place and I'd been using an older Gold N Hot blow dryer which I think has been drying out my hair and scalp because it doesn't have true cool or low setting. More about the new blow dryer will come in a post later this week.


Relaxed Hair Wash Day: Using a new hair dryer | arelaxedal.com

Back to the wash day. I pre-pooed with Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner mixed with Suave Natural Infusions Macadamia Oil and White Orchid Moisturizing Conditioner. I applied the mix in sections and then left it on for 62 minutes. After rinsing my hair felt like silk!

I then sprayed my scalp and hair down with an apple cider vinegar and water mix. On top of this, I had applied a keratin oil conditioner and left all of this on for about 5 minutes. After rinsing my hair still felt silky, soft (not mushy), and moisturized.

I then t-shirt dried for about an hour and applied Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave In Conditioner mixed with sunflower oil (I have to say this bottle of sunflower oil is lasting forever).

To finish the drying process I pulled out my new blow dryer. I used the cool low heat/high-speed setting. The low heat setting is exactly what I wanted - cool nearly cold air. I didn't feel any heat whatsoever using this setting. After about 30 minutes I was done. There were a few damp places (the result of pure laziness), but my hair was void of water, not moisture.

Relaxed Hair Wash Day: 3 Weeks Post Relaxer Touch Up | arelaxedal.com 

I put some coconut oil on my ends and went to bed wearing my satin cap, but did not wrap my hair. My ends were a little dry in the morning and since I was running behind I didn't get to give them any moisture love until I got home in the evening. I wore my hair up all day. Got to protect those ends.

Sorry, but no hair pics this time. I tried, but the lighting was terrible since I only had time to try and take them after dark.

What do you do to switch up your hair routine?




P.S. Get more hair related tips and info when you follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/arelaxedgal
Share:

4 comments:

  1. The only switch ups I ever do are because I ran out of something I needed! Like right now, I'm taking a break from protein since I can't remember to pick up more when I'm in the store that actually has it at a decent price.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hear you. I can't remember how many times I would go to the store with a certain hair product on my list and I either forgot to get it or the store had run out. That usually makes for an interesting wash day. Thanks for sharing!

      Delete
  2. I am glad I am not the only one suffering with an itchy scalp (not like I want anyone to suffer with it). I did the ACV rinse and my scalp feels much better. I think it is something I am going to have to incorporate every wash day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought I was the only one as well! I think my flaky, itchy scalp is the result of hard water and not being properly cleansed. Are you using anything else to help your scalp?

      Delete

© 2014-2017 A Relaxed Gal. All Rights Reserved. All posts are written by Leah unless stated otherwise. All of the content on this site is for informational purposes only. I am not a hair care, blogging, beauty or financial advisor or life professional. All opinions are from my own personal experience and are not to be viewed as professional or legal advice. None of this content is meant to be used or taken a substitute for any professional advice. Information provided is accurate and true to the best of Leah's knowledge. There may be human error, omissions, and mistakes in the information provided.

See Disclosure and Privacy Policy.





Instagram: @arelaxedgal