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I finally got the time to relax my hair at 21 weeks post. I planned to relax my hair last week, but due bad timing it wasn’t possible. I also wanted to do a protein treatment one week before, but I changed my mind and will do the treatment next week. So before the relaxer it didn’t prep my hair.
This time I wasn’t really happy with my new growth. The inches of growth was okay. But if look at the positive side, my new growth was soft and manageable. I could have stretch my hair for a longer period, but I want to stop at 20 weeks post.
While I’m writing this post I’m 7 weeks post relaxer – woow time flies by –. I always get a happy moment when it’s time to relax my hair. The biggest struggle that I have is after how many weeks am I going to relax. There has never been regular cycle for relaxing. This time I relaxed my hair after 22 weeks (5 months).
For relaxer treatment I used ORS no-lye formula in normal. I have been using this formula for years and it has never let me down!!
My hair really has different texture when it comes to new growth, so i try to be careful while relaxing. But I think I was too happy because my hair was sleek after the relaxer. Although I put some Almond Oil in the oil it felt like my hair was bone straight. – even my sister looked at me like girrrl did you bone straight your hair – I could definitely see and feel a difference between a lye and a no-lye relaxer. A lye relaxer gives my hair more texture, but a no-lye relaxer is more friendly for me to use. I’m happy that i switch back to the no-lye formula.
What are my G O A L S
I’m suffering from thin ends – ugh – In this coming cycle I’m going to concentrate on getting my ends even. I also want to relax my hair after 20 weeks. That means that the next relaxer will be in January .
Hmm let’s see
After 22 weeks post it was finally time to relax my hair. I told myself I wasn’t going to stretch for more than 20 weeks, but hey here I am. Don’t get me wrong I love stretching my hair and see my hair grow. But after a while I couldn’t deal with the thickness :(.
As always I used ORS to relax my hair, but I went back to the no-lye relaxer. I had some difficulties using the lye relaxer. I also I didn’t like the end results when I used the lye relaxer. Yes, with the lye relaxer I achieved more texture, but the relaxing process was a bit difficult for me. But now I’m back the no-lye relaxer and yes I’m happy. Continue reading
It was time to relax my hair. I said the last time I wouldn’t stretch my relaxer more than 16 week, but damn it man I stretched for 25 weeks. There is nothing wrong with stretching your relaxer for so long, but I wanted to minimize it to 16-20 week. The last time I relaxed my hair I was 31 weeks post… yup 31 weeks.
I decided to relax my hair because it wasn’t manageable for me. The struggle was real when I tried to style my hair.
The week before I did a protein treatment to prepare my hair for the relaxer.
It’s time for the creamy crack !!!
 I always prep my scalp for the relaxer. I part my hair in small section. Then I apply Vaseline on my scalp only. I grease my scalp because a Lye-relaxer is harsh on the scalp. Yup I said it!! I’m also thinking of switching back to a No-Lye relaxer. I will tell you why in a different blog post. But yeah.. after greasing my scalp I apply the relaxer on my new growth only. When the relaxer is applied I smooth out the new growth with my fingers. I only use my fingers to smooth out the new growth.
It’s been tooo long !!! My laziness is getting worse and it shows. My hair is screaming for some TLC. Last week I haven’t been moisturizing each night and sleeping with a scarf. I have noticed that my hair is really weak, so I decided it was time for a protein treatment and I’m also planning to relax my hair… soon. Thinking about it ‘when was my last protein treatment?’ I had to look it up ‘ohw snap .. the last time was in December ’13’. My goal is once a month – shame on me –
I started off with an oil treatment as my pre-poo. I used Jamaican Black Castor mixed with peppermint oil on the scalp. In section I massaged the oil on the scalp. I made sure that I gave my problems are some extra love. – I will write an article about my problems areas and how I take care of it- . when I was done with my scalp, it was time to apply my pre-poo oil mix (Coconut Oil x Olive Oil) on the hair. I covered my hair with a plastic bag and on top of that I placed a scarf for some heat.
I pre-poo for about 2 hours, I didn’t mean to. I was Cinderella for the day, so I had to cook diner for the family.
Het maakt niet uit wat voor textuur haar je hebt, iedereen is welkom. Ik ben zeker aanwezig!! Let the hair party begin !!
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I started my routine with a pre-poo oil treatment. I used my oil mix (click on the link, to see what my pre-poo oil mix is). In small section I applied the oil on my scalp and hair. I make sure that I massage my scalp with the oil and concentrate on my ends. After that I used my hooded dryer for about 30 minutes. I love the way my hair feels after this treatment, it’s so shiny and my ends are alive again lool.
For the past 4 weeks I have been wearing my u-part wig with a closure. Hahaha let me tell you .. I was so afraid for the closure. I bought the closure last year in March and I finally decided to use it. I will write a post about how I maintain my hair with a u-part wig.
When I do this protective style I make sure that I was my hair every two weeks. So yesterday was time for a wash.
When I was taking down my braids the hair loss was minimal, but I was afraid of detangling my hair. So when I took the braids down I let my scalp rest. Lool it felt like my scalp was gasping for air.
Step  Before my wash I wanted to do a protein conditioner treatment, but I was lazy as always. So I decided to use Salerm Protein Shampoo. I washed my hair in 8 sections, yes 8 sections , because my scalp was sensitive.
Step  I used a t-shirt to dry my hair. Because of the protein shampoo it was necessary to use a good moisturize conditioner to give my hair a boost, that’s why I used Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner. After the wash my hair was so stiff, but as soon Nexxus touches my hair, I am on cloud 9!!!
I was a bit sad when applying the conditioner, because my hair was shedding. Mind you I still haven’t detangled my hair.
I deep conditioned my hair with heat for about 30 minutes and let it sit for a hour (I was busy watching Mob Wives lool).
Step  After I rinsed out the conditioner, I didn’t do much with my hair. I t-shirt dried my hair for some minutes and then applied Garnier Fructis Repair leave-in. After that I put my hair in high ponytail and let it air-dry.
Step  In the morning, it was time to moisturize and seal my hair. But there was a problem. I finished my ORS hair lotion & Elasta QP Olive oil & Mango butter and haven’t restock them yet. I need to go to the store ASAP!! But I had a plan B, thank God. I mixed my Herbal Essence ‘Hello hydration’ with Rose water. This mix really helped, it softened my hair and it really helped with detangling my hair.
Step  After moisturizing my hair I styled my hair in a low ponytail, but my edges was looking crazy. To get my edges sleek I applied Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera gel and put a scarf on it.
I need to trim my hair ASAP