Wash Day: Experiencing Breakage At 13 Weeks Post Relaxer Touch Up

I'm now 13 weeks post my last relaxer touch up and I can't tell other than seeing and feeling how long my new growth is and the breakage I'm experiencing. It's not a lot of breakage, but it's more than I've experienced in the past.

I've been trying to pinpoint the issue and am thinking it might be a moisture imbalance, so we'll see what happens. I have a hair appointment with a stylist in Tampa later this month. Maybe a relaxer touch up will help stop or at least lessen the breakage.

Hair breakage at 13 weeks post relaxer touch up | A Relaxed Gal

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Despite having some breakage, my new growth is behaving this stretch. I haven't had any serious tangling like I've previously experienced. Also, my new growth is staying pretty stretched between washes and it's not drying out. On the flip side, my ends have been drying out a few days after washing my hair. Even when I moisturize and seal my hair every other day.

Since I'm having issues with breakage and dry ends I decided to pump up the moisture. I started late in the day and was feeling lazy so I didn't do a hot oil treatment for my pre-poo. Instead, I used Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner mixed with a coconut milk based conditioner and wore my Hot Head Microwavable Deep Conditioning Cap for about an hour.

After rinsing I shampooed with a macadamia oil shampoo. Then I applied green tea mixed with apple cider vinegar to my scalp with an applicator bottle. I then rinsed the mix out and applied L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Ceramide Conditioner and left it on a few minutes.

My drying routine included wearing a t-shirt on my head for about 40 minutes, applying Nothing But Melted Shea Butter Leave-in mixed with grapeseed oil to my hair and blow drying on cool heat with my hand held dryer. After drying I applied Jamaican Black Castor Oil to the problem areas on my scalp.

See how I'm dealing with some hair breakage at 13 weeks post relaxer touch up. | arelaxedgal.com

The result was stretched new growth, soft hair, and a non-itchy scalp. I'm not loving my ends right now. They're looking kind of raggedy. Also, I'm hoping that I'm able to keep my hair moisturized during the week and eliminate the breakage I've been experiencing.

How is your relaxer stretch going?


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