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Hi, I'm Leah!

I'm the creator of A Relaxed Gal a blog providing hair, beauty, and lifestyle inspiration and tips for women who want a simple way to look great, feel great, and live great.

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Using The Shark FlexStyle On Relaxed Hair

After seeing so many videos on social media of women drying and curling their hair with the Shark FlexStyle I’ve been wanting to try it. Finally, I decided to add it as an item to my budget, saved up some money, and kept an eye out for it to be on sale. That sale date came and I purchased a Shark F…

The Beauty Essentials I Can’t Travel Without

I like to travel to see new places and have new and memorable experiences. One of the things I don’t like about traveling is packing. Especially the packing of my beauty products. I feel some products are essential to  my skincare regimen . Especially when I travel. So I tend to stress about how I…

5 Face Masks You Must Try If You Have Oily Skin

Oily skin is both a blessing and a curse. On the positive side, it helps keep your skin smooth and looking young for years. On the negative side, oily skin makes you look shiny and greasy, causes breakouts, can enlarge your pores, and quickly ruin your makeup. Oily skin can be caused by various thi…

Relaxer Touch-up After An 18 Week Relaxer Stretch

I am a proponent of relaxer stretching which is going longer than six weeks between relaxer touch-ups. I’ve done long stretches in the past, 18 weeks and 20 weeks but my preference is and my hair thrives with 10-12 weeks stretches. This time I ended up stretching longer, about 18 weeks.

It’s Time For The Sephora Oh Hair Yeah Event

Where have I been? I had no idea that Sephora had a hair-focused sale. And that the sale happens twice a year. Typically before Ulta’s similar hair-focused sale the Gorgeous Hair Event. Did you all know about this and not tell me?! If you didn’t know as well, I’m sharing everything I’ve learned abo…

What I Did When My Hair Started Shedding Like Crazy

My worst fear about my hair happened. I had another setback with my relaxed hair. This time though it wasn’t my fault. This setback did make me think that all of my hair was going to fall out and I would be balding. Keep reading to learn more about what happened and how I’ve addressed it.