Relaxer Update | October 2014

I relaxed my hair at almost 13 weeks post relaxer using Affirm Fiberguard Relaxer (No-Lye).  And despite the slackness that went on with my hair over the last few weeks of this relaxer stretch, everything went well.  I did not do an official length check or flat iron with my hair, but if you watch the video, I do pull my hair down to show you where it is currently.  An official length check will be coming at the end of the year, where I hope to be able to claim waist length hair.  

Also, it has been 6 months since my last trim.  And while I do plan to use the search and destroy method to get rid of my split ends in the next few days, I won’t be doing a major trim to even out the ends of my hair until the end of the year.  I know that avoiding this major trim could spell disaster, but I want to wait until after I get to at least 3 months postpartum (because that’s when postpartum shedding should begin).  Hopefully, I don’t experience this type of shedding (because I’ve heard it can be brutal) but in case I do, I want to assess the damage at that point. 
In this video you will see how I prep my hair on relaxer day, how I apply my relaxer and of course my full relaxer update.  Check it out:
Products used:
Summit Sensitive Scalp (hair grease to protect my scalp)
Elasta QP Glosser Serum (to protect my previously relaxed hair)
Affirm Fiberguard No-Lye Relaxer (on my new growth)
Aphogee GPB Conditioner (for my protein midstep treatment)
Mizani Chelating and Neutralizing Shampoo (to neutralize my hair)
Nexxus Humectress Moisturizing Conditioner (to deep condition my hair)
Generic Value Products Conditioner (as my moisturizing leave-in treatment)
Proclaim Foaming Wrap Lotion (for roller setting my hair)
I also recorded how I roller set my hair using a half and half method from my last post.  That video and blog post should be up in the next few weeks. 
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  1. //

    Hi Kim, you look great and your hair looks very healthy. I have some pesky split ends that I must get rid of too. I'm thinking of just getting rid of them at once though.

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    Thanks, Jay! I'm not ready to lose the length just yet. I'll be dusting those pesky split ends until then.

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    Your hair looks great Kim! *SIGH* You're making me miss my touch up days!

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    Nice progress hun! I'm paranoid when it comes neutralizing too! LOL. I leave my neutralizing shampoo on my hair for 5 mins, 5mins and then 10mins (let it sit like conditioner) and then rinse it out. So, I neutralize for a total of 20mins!! Crazy..I know 🙂

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