I relaxed my hair on Monday, 7thof July 2014 at the salon because I have stopped self relaxing for a while now. The lovely lady who relaxed my hair, did a good job. She parted my hair into four sections and made sure to apply the relaxer to my new growth only. She was also very gentle with my 10 weeks post relaxer hair. For sometime now I have been relaxing at 10 weeks post however I hope to stretch my relaxer further at my next appointment by doing a long term protective style.

Anyway after she applied the relaxer she made sure to rinse it off first with water and then properly with a neutralizing shampoo. She took pains to ensure that she washed my hair with shampoo three times and she spent about 5 minutes on each wash making a total of about 20 minutes on shampooing alone.

She then applied some deep conditioner on my hair and I went underneath a steamer for about 20 minutes. She applied leave ins/heat protectant and proceeded to blow dry my hair. Midway she oiled my scalp and gave me a wonderful scalp massage and then she completed the blow dry.

I just asked her to put my hair in a pony tail and that was it. When I got home I sealed my hair with some oil and I decided to take a picture or two.

My hair regimen for the past year has been really simplistic. I had earlier cut my hair to make it more manageable but it is growing out as I write. I will not cut it again but will trim it just before I put it up in the longer term protective style. I am thinking of getting some braids installed perhaps I may do a braids hair growth challenge to hold me accountable so I do not slack off.

When I take out the braids I intend on being really serious about growing this hair of mine and will love you all to participate in the upcoming hair growth challenge. Prior to getting this relaxer done all I was doing to my hair was washing it every two weeks and trying my best to moisturise and seal every day and protective styling everyday (it was always in a bun).

Before getting the braids installed I intend to wash and deep condition my hair more often either weekly or every ten days to ensure my hair is at its healthiest before I get the braids installed.

Kindly leave any comments or questions you might have, I will be always glad to respond and please stay tuned to my blog for another post coming soon. Watch this space loves.


Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix