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Wash Day: 15 Weeks Post 2/28 Relaxer Touch Up

I'm back! After a few weeks off I'm back with a wash day post. I haven't done one in a while because I've been too lazy to take pictures and my wash days have honestly been boring. With that being said this wasn't an exciting wash day, but I took several pictures and didn't want them to go to waste.

I've been able to stretch my relaxer 15 weeks post my last relaxer touch up. See how I'm keeping my new growth check at 15 weeks. | arelaxedgal.com

Since I'm deep into my relaxer stretch I've been focusing on protein and moisture. As a result I'm co-washing my hair more. This week was no exception.
  • Pre-pooed using Suave Natural Infusions Moisturizing Conditioner. I used the slip from the conditioner to detangle. Then I wore my Hot Head heating cap for 30 minutes
  • Co-washed using Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash
  • Rinsed with my green tea and apple cider vinegar mix
  • Conditioned with Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor for 2 minutes
  • T-shirt dried for an hour
  • Applied Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner and grapeseed oil then tension blow dried while I finished detangling
  • After drying I applied Jamaican black castor oil along my hairline where I have a history of itching and flaking

My blow-dried hair looked and felt great. My new growth was stretched and detangled. I then put it in a bun near the top of my head for bedtime. The next morning my hair looked and felt even better than the night before. It was moisturized, smooth and my new growth was still stretched.

I've been able to stretch my relaxer 15 weeks post my last relaxer touch up. See how I'm keeping my new growth check at 15 weeks. | arelaxedgal.com

This week I'll be sporting easy updos like the one pictured below. I've gone back to using clips for my updos because I don't have to spend as much time getting all the hair into the clip and it keeps all my hair in place without putting a lot of stress on my strands. Particularly at the roots and line of demarcation.

How long have you stretched your relaxer?

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The Wash Day Experience


  1. There's nothing wrong with keeping it simple chica! I've been sporting twist outs and high puffs for 3 weeks straight! Who knows---maybe we'll be rewarded with a ton of length retention!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

    1. Some length retention is what I'm hoping for. Thanks for reading KLP!

  2. Wow your wash day seemed to go so well given that you are 15 weeks post. My new growth tangles a lot and seems to drink product lol, I have to use a lot of everything on wash days...

    1. I've been surprised how well my wash days have gone. I think that's why I've stretched for so long. One reason I think they've gone well is I'm drinking lots of water which helps to keep my scalp and thereby my new growth moisturized.

      Thanks for reading!


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