Despite having some breakage, my new growth is behaving this stretch. I haven't had any serious tangling like I've previously experienced. Also, my new growth is staying pretty stretched between washes and it's not drying out. On the flip side my ends have been drying out a few days after washing my hair. Even when I moisturize and seal every other day.
Since I'm having issues with breakage and dry ends I decided to pump up the moisture. I started late in the day and was feeling lazy so I didn't do a hot oil treatment for my pre-poo. Instead I used Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner mixed with a coconut milk based conditioner and wore my heating cap for about an hour.
After rinsing I shampooed with a macadamia oil shampoo. Then I applied green tea mixed with apple cider vinegar to my scalp with an applicator bottle. I then rinsed the mix out and applied L'Oreal Total Repair Ceramide Conditioner and left it on a few minutes.
My drying routine included wearing a t-shirt on my head for about 40 minutes, applying Nothing But Melted Shea Butter mixed with grapeseed oil to my hair and blow drying on cool heat with my hand held dryer. After drying I applied Jamaican Black Castor Oil to the problem areas on my scalp.
The result was stretched new growth, soft hair and an non-itchy scalp. I'm not loving my ends right now. They're looking kind of raggedy. Also, I'm hoping that I'm able to keep my hair moisturized during the week and eliminate the breakage I've been experiencing.
How is your relaxer stretch going?