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

I am now 11 weeks post and I've got a good amount of new growth. So to properly detangle, cleanse and condition I need to put my hair in sections. This wash day I put my hair into four two strand twists and that made everything so much easier.

My wash day experience at 11 weeks post 11/11/14 relaxer touch up. | arelaxedgal.com

After sectioning and detangling it was time to apply my pre-poo products. The pre-poo consisted of a hot oil treatment of Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on my scalp. On my strands I used Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner. After applying everything I put on my heating cap for about an hour.

After rinsing out my pre-poo products I cleansed with a macadamia oil shampoo.

Next came a green tea rinse applied only to my scalp and I conditioned with the last of my keratin oil conditioner and some of the coconut milk conditioner to give my hair some protein.

Afterwards my hair felt moisturized and not dry like I feared after using the coconut milk conditioner which is a bit heavy on the protein.

My wash day experience at 11 weeks post 11/11/14 relaxer touch up. | arelaxedgal.com

After t-shirt drying for a couple of hours I applied Nothing But Melted Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner and sealed with sunflower oil (yes I haven't used it all yet).

Now it was time to decide how I wanted to finish drying. Having no desire to air-dry I put my hair into three braids to stretch my new growth and sat under my hooded dryer for about 40 minutes. I also wore the braids to bed and ended up with a mini braid out the next day which made a nice textured low bun.

What is your preferred method to dry your hair?

The Wash Day Experience


  1. Great wash day. I haven't used any of the ogx products, they seem to work quite well for you.

  2. Cute bun! I love air-drying but i think i'm going to wear my hair out more often during this stretch

  3. Nice bun. I like roller setting my hair since it stretches my new growth and helps my hair dry smoothly.

  4. I usually like to air dry in braids as well because they stretch my roots and I have a cute hairstyle the next day. I've never tried sunflower oil, what are some of its benefits? Happy you had a great Wash Day.

    1. Thanks for visiting! Sunflower oil has ceramides and helps with increasing manageability and shine. Here's a link to a post I did on sunflower oil http://growingrelaxedhair.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-power-of-sunflower-30-day-ceramide.html

  5. Your low bun is beautiful! I love the way that just a little texture turns a casual style into something extra special!

    I like to dry my hair in bantu knots.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

  6. Yur hair looks really shiny. I'm more of an air dry girl, if my hair just sees a blowdryer it starts splitting


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