My Relaxed Hair Regimen

Here is the hair regimen I use on my relaxed hair and the products I use as of 2/8/17. You can see more about how I care for my hair by viewing my Wash Day and Relaxer Touch Up posts.

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My relaxed hair regimen and products |

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Bedtime Routine

  • Moisturize and seal as needed
  • Cross wrap or put in top bun
  • Wrap up in satin scarf or bonnet
  • Sleep on a satin pillowcase

Wash Day Schedule

  • 1 week post - Hot oil treatment and clarify
  • 2 weeks post - Co-wash
  • 3 weeks post - Hot oil treatment and moisturizing shampoo
  • 4 weeks post - Clarify
  • 5 weeks post - Hot oil treatment and co-wash
  • 6 weeks post - Moisturizing shampoo and protein treatment
  • 7 weeks post - Hot oil treatment and co-wash
  • 8 weeks post - Clarify
  • 9 weeks post - Hot oil treatment and moisturizing shampoo
  • 10 weeks post - Co-wash
  • 11 weeks post - Clarify and protein treatment
  • 12 weeks post - Salon visit

Wash Day Routine

  • Detangle
  • Pre-poo (hot oil treatment or deep condition)
  • Tea or apple cider vinegar rinse
  • Cleanse (clarify, moisturizing shampoo or co-wash)
  • Condition and/or protein treatment
  • Moisturize and seal
  • Detangle





  • SheaMoisture Community Commerce Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo - every other week (my review
  • L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo - every other week

Deep conditioning

  • SheaMoisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque 
  • SheaMoisuture SuperFruit Multi-Vitamin Hair Masque 


  • Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment 

Leave-ins and Moisturizers

Oils, Serums and Stylers

Old Products

May Use Again

  • Almond Oil - for sealing
  • Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream (my review)
  • Design Essentials Stimulations Super Moisturizing Conditioner (my review
  • Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash - every other week (my review
  • Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-in Conditioner (my review)
  • Eden BodyWorks JOJOBA Monoi All Natural Deep Conditioner (my review
  • Grapeseed Oil - for sealing and heat protection (Related post: Non-penetrating Natural Oils for Relaxed Hair: Grapeseed Oil)
  • L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner (my review)
  • Nothing But Melted Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner
  • Pantene Pro-V Moisture Mist Detangler (my review
  • SheaMoisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo - clarifying once a month (my review
  • SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore Shampoo - clarifying once a month (my review)
  • Suave Natural Infusion Moisturizing Shampoo with Macadamia Oil and White Orchid (my review)
  • Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner (my review)

Products No Longer Using

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