1 day prior

The night before, I base my scalp using either Jamaican Black Castor oil or some vaseline. While my stylist also bases my scalp I like to do it myself because I don’t do it quickly ensuring that I’ve covered all areas.

The day of

Before I head off to the salon, I apply an oil or vaseline to my already relaxed hair, paying special attention to my ends. This helps to protect my hair from what’s called relaxer run-off. Relaxer run-off is when the relaxer comes into contact with previously relaxed hair as it’s being rinsed out. This can cause the hair to be unintentionally overprocessed in some areas.

Now my hair is ready to get a touch-up!

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