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Wash Day: 12 Weeks Post 11/11 Relaxer Touch Up

Another wash day has come and gone. While I'm 12 weeks post relaxer, there's nothing new or exciting to report outside of getting to use one of my new oils, grapeseed oil, in my hot oil treatment.

I have been battling with dryness, especially on my ends, so I was happy this was a co-wash day. The co-wash that I use usually gives me a boost of moisture. Here are the details of the wash day.

Relaxed hair wash day: 12 weeks post relaxer touch up |

Prepooed with a hot oil treatment made up of grapseed oil, coconut oil, and Jamaican black castor oil on my scalp and strands. Once oiled up I finger detangled, applied Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner on my strands an then wore my hot head cap for about an hour.

Next it was time to co-wash with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash. I really like this stuff as it has slip and cleanses without stripping my hair.

I did a green tea rinse next that was mixed with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. I realized I hadn't been using my apple cider vinegar much anymore and wanted to bring it back into the line-up. The green tea and apple cider vinegar mix was applied using an application bottle so I could focus on getting it on my scalp and not my hair.

Relaxed hair wash day: 12 weeks post relaxer touch up. |

To make sure that my hair didn't get stripped of any moisture I did a quick condition with Suave Natural Infusions Moisture Conditioner on top of the green tea and apple cider vinegar mix and let it sit for about five minutes. Then I rinsed with cool water, wrung out my hair and then wrapped it up in a t-shirt for about an hour.

I finished drying by applying Nothing But Melted Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner mixed with grapeseed oil and then sitting under my hooded dryer for 1 1/2 hours. Then I finished up the wash day by wrapping my hair and going to bed.

Relaxed hair wash day: 12 weeks post relaxer touch up |

In the morning I was hoping that my ends, or the rest of my hair for that matter, didn't feel dry. I wasn't disappointed. My hair felt great. So great that I decided to curl the ends with my Caruso Rollers and wear it down. Once I got home though my hair went up in my satin cap.

What products do you use to keep your hair moisturized?

The Wash Day Experience


  1. I haven't done a hot oil treatment in forever! Your hair has a great shine!

  2. Love the shine of you hair from the hot oil treatment!