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Wash Day: 3 Weeks Post 11/11 Relaxer Touch Up

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 dyer 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.

See how I changed up my wash day at three weeks post my final 2014 relaxer touch up. | arelaxedgal.com

Back to the wash day. I pre-pooed with Eden BodyWorks DC 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 mixed with sunflower oil (I have to say that bottle 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.

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?



  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.

  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.


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