Wash Day: 15 Weeks Post 4/19 Relaxer Touch Up

I made it to 15 weeks in my stretch, which is a week longer than I've gone in the past, but the hairstylist has been called and an appointment set for a relaxer touch-up. I'll be 16 weeks then. To prepare my hair I followed my pre-relaxer touch-up regimen which consists of
  • Detangle
  • Pre-poo
  • Cleanse (clarify)
  • Light Protein Treatment
  • Deep Condition
  • Moisturize and Seal
  • Flat iron new growth. 

Before we get into the meat of this post, I'd like to apologize for not having any hair pictures. I had family in town over the weekend and wasn't able to get any usable ones.

Wash Day: 15 Weeks Post 4/19 Relaxer Touch Up | A Relaxed Gal
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Pre-pooed

I sectioned my hair off into five sections applied an oil mix of sunflower and coconut oil to my scalp and new growth. To the line of demarcation and the rest of the length, I applied a mix of a keratin conditioner and the Suave Natural Infusions Ant-Breakage Conditioner. To my ends, I applied L'Oreal Total 5 Restoring Conditioner with Ceramides. I put on a plastic cap and left everything to sit for an hour, without heat.

Cleansed

For cleansing, I used the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo to clarify and followed up with a green tea rinse.

Deep conditioned

I used my trusty Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner for this step.

Leave in and sealant

I t-shirt dried for about an hour. After that, I applied the Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-in Conditioner which I mixed with a little sunflower and coconut oil and got out any leftover tangles with my fingers.

Dried

I finished drying under my hooded dryer for about 45 minutes.

Flat ironed

After my hair cooled I applied Thermafuse f450 One Pass Hot Iron Activated Smoothing Creme as a heat protectant and flat ironed my growth leaving some texture and avoiding my ends. The reason for flat ironing my new growth was so I could easily get a comb through it and get out all of the tangles and avoid major matting and tangling before my touch up.

The results

My hair felt so soft after I was done. I couldn't keep my hands out of it. I did have quite a bit of shed hair this time around, but I'm attributing that to the fact I had some hidden matting and tangles to work through.

How do you prepare for a relaxer touch up?


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