Hello everyone, I thought to share my relaxer update with you all. I got my hair texlaxed on 22nd July, 2016 which was at approximately 12 weeks post relaxer. I used a different relaxer this time around – the Crème of Nature Argan Oil Relaxer which I must say seemed rather gentle on my hair compared to the ORS Olive Oil Relaxer which is like my staple relaxer. Also the Crème of Nature Argan Oil Relaxer is cheaper. For now I am still undecided as to whether to change my relaxers so I am going to see how my hair is for the coming weeks and make up my mind which relaxer to use by the time I am due for another texlax.
I am also excited that we are gradually coming to the end of the Hair Growth Challenge – I hope that everyone has been experiencing tremendous growth. Anyway let’s get into the relaxer day post. On the day of the relaxer I made sure to thoroughly detangle my hair I believe it took about an hour to make sure that I got all the tangles out. I even parted my hair into sections to make it easier for the person who would be doing my relaxer.
The Crème of Nature Argan Oil Relaxer was applied to my new growth only, I also told the stylist not to put any relaxer on my edges until the very end so the relaxer only stayed on my edges for about a minute or so. My hair was first rinsed with water and then shampooed 3 times with the Crème of Nature Clarifying Shampoo and the ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo. After that I deep conditioned with a mix of Redken Extreme Builder Plus Conditioner, Elasta QP Conditioner and Wura’s Secret Deep Conditioner. The stylist put me underneath a steamer for about 15 minutes, my hair felt slightly hard after the deep conditioner was rinsed off perhaps because of the Redken. I however noticed that I had minimal breakage/shedding which I was happy about.
The stylist then proceeded to put some Vitale Olive Oil Mayonnaise Conditioner for a few minutes which I think helped to soften up my hair. When the product was rinsed out and my hair was towel dried, she applied my leave-in which was the Shea Moisture Castor Oil Lotion, to seal I used my Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil. She also applied the oil to my scalp.
The problem I had with the entire relaxer process was that she did not blow dry my hair with enough heat and so I did not get the blow dried results I would have liked. My hair did not feel straight enough or silky enough. So I did not really like how my relaxer day pictures turned out.
I also discovered my hair in the middle is seriously beginning to thin out. I am glad that I at least have some time before the end of the hair growth challenge to fix this. I am going to be paying particular attention to that part of my hair and also to my edges. Hopefully I will be sharing pictures of my progress soon. (Please be on the lookout for that post)
I hope you all enjoyed reading my relaxer update. Please share how your relaxer day went or how you have been wearing your hair in the summer. If you have any questions or comments do share and I will be glad to respond.
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt
PS: I have been on a mini vacation and I neglected my hair quite a bit, so I am getting back to taking proper care of my hair.