12 Weeks Post Relaxer: Detangling With Apple Cider Vinegar

I mentioned in my last wash day post at 11 weeks post that I had started co-washing during the week to help with my moisture levels and to keep tangles at bay.

Well...I didn't get to it this week and the result was dry and tangled hair. Despite my not helping my hair much this week, my wash day went very well with apple cider vinegar helping to melt the tangles, a good conditioning, and drying with my hooded dryer.

12 Weeks Post Relaxer: Detangling With Apple Cider Vinegar | A Relaxed Gal

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I separated my hair into four sections, sprayed diluted apple cider vinegar (ACV) on my scalp, roots, ends, and any place with tangles. the ACV melted the tangles and made detangling a breeze. Next, I applied a keratin oil conditioner to each section and sat under my hooded drying for 15 minutes using the high air/hot heat setting.


I opted to let the As I Am Cleansing Pudding rest this week and instead used my Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Moisturizing Shampoo. It lathered up so well and gave my hair a nice clean feeling despite my hair feeling a tad on the drier side.

Deep Condition

I rinsed with a green tea/black tea mix. This is the last of my black tea, so I'll be back to just green tea next wash day. For the deep conditioner, I stuck with my Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner staple. I applied it to my hair with the tea rinse still soaking in and left my hair alone for 15 minutes.


I t-shirt dried for an hour, applied Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave In Conditioner and sunflower oil, then I stretched my new growth by putting it into two side ponytails. To dry I sat under my hooded dryer for two hours, yes 2 hours, alternating between hot and cool heat.


Once dry I put my hair into a bun and wore it that way to bed. Below is a pic of the bun the next day. I seriously contemplated flat ironing my hair, but I couldn't bring myself to do it since my hair felt great and I didn't want to change that with direct heat.

What products do you use to detangle?