9 Weeks Post Relaxer: First Wash Day In New Apartment

When you saw this post you may have thought "Wait. Did I miss the eight weeks post wash day?" No, you didn't. I didn't write one. I did co-wash that was successful but uneventful. Also, I didn't have a lot of time due to just getting back into town from my Christmas vacation and getting ready to get back to work.
This wash day is a special one. It's the first one in my new place! Plus I used a different, newish shampoo. Here's how my wash day went.

First wash day with the OGX Macadamia Oil shampoo | A Relaxed Gal

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Pre-pooed with heat

For my pre-poo this week I mixed it up a little bit. I started by basing my scalp with apple cider vinegar. Next, I put L'Oreal Paris Ceramide Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner on my relaxed hair and then put on my Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap to add a little heat.


For my shampoo, I used the OGX Hydrating Macadamia Oil Shampoo. I forgot I had bought this shampoo as it'd been in storage for weeks because of my move. It lathered well but my hair felt stripped instead of hydrating which I wasn't expecting.

Deep conditioned

I used my go-to for this, the Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner. My hair felt soft and moisturized.

T-shirt dried

Per my usual, I wrapped my hair up in a soft t-shirt to soak up the excess water. I did this for about an hour before pulling out the dryer.

Finished drying and styled

 For my leave-in, I used Nothing But Melted Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner and then finished drying with my blow dryer on the low heat/high speed. I wanted to use my hooded dryer but didn't feel like setting it up. After drying I sealed my relaxed hair with sunflower oil.

I cross-wrapped for bedtime and in the morning my hair felt like silk and so moisturized. To style my hair I decided to use my Caruso Rollers to get a little bump in my hair for church the next day. I really liked the results, but unfortunately, the lighting for the pictures I took was awful so they didn't reflect how good my hair looked. 

How did your wash day go?


  1. I have tried other Eden BodyWorks products. I use the Coconut Shea Leave In and the CoWash. I also tried the Jojoba Shampoo and didn't care for it. It was too drying.

  2. Your hair is pretty. I also want to try out the Eden BodyWorks products as well. When you leave the tshirt on for 1 hour, does it help your hair to be completely dry or is it still damp?

    1. Thanks Tamara. After t-shirt drying my hair is still damp.

  3. It seems you had a pretty good wash day. :-)

  4. A smooth washday with great results at 9 weeks post - nice! your hair looks really healthy :-)

  5. Woot woot for discovering new products that you forgot that you had! The same thing happened to me when we moved (and I was forced to clean out my stash) Now that I know how much stuff I have, I can't even justify one new purchase! I swear you have the smoothest cross wrapped hair EVER!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands


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