I stretch my relaxers for 12 plus weeks at a time. And while I do not know my hair type, I do know that my new growth is very tightly coiled, which makes getting an inch of new growth to look smooth a daunting task. I could wear my hair in roller sets to camouflage it or flat iron my roots to tame it, but I prefer to wear buns (and right now I’m air drying too, which adds another layer of difficulty to my situation). Now, with all of that I had to figure out how to get my hair to look smooth when wearing buns. Plus looking a mess has been known to be a major reason for ending a relaxer stretch early, so I hope that some of you out there find this helpful. Below you’ll find a picture tutorial of the steps I take to get my unruly 12 weeks post relaxer new growth to lay down smoothly for my buns/ponytails.
I grab a styling product to create hold:
What’s your favorite styling aid to create hold?
You already know mine.