I ended my relaxer stretch at 22 weeks and you already know that I cut my hair. For this update, I really just want to share my plans for my hair as I continue with these long term stretches. It feels sort of like a new beginning for me and so I want to take my hair journey back to basics. I’m at a place where my hair feels good again and I want to keep it that way. My hair goal is to retain length and strength. So, let me share with you how I plan to do that. But if you also would like to see a run through of my relaxer day at home from start to finish along with my thoughts, check out the video below.
Hair Products Used With This Relaxer:
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[STEP 1] Summit Sensitive Scalp to base scalp
[STEP 2] Elasta QP Leave-In and Vaseline on my previously relaxed hair
[STEP 3] Design Essentials Lye Relaxer (Regular Strength) for nearly 25 minutes.
[STEP 4] Elasta QP Stop Action Neutralizing Shampoo and Design Essentials Neutralizing Shampoo.
[STEP 5] Design Essentials 6N1 Reconstructive Conditioner for 5-10 minutes.
[STEP 6] Silk Elements KeraMinerals Smoothing Conditioner (overnight).
[STEP 7] Roux 619 moisture vials and GVP The Conditioner leave-in conditioners.
[STEP 8] Roller set on Mesh Rollers.
My four main objectives for this relaxer stretch:
 Strong Protein Every 6-8 weeks. I’ll be using Aphogee step 2 protein treatment for now.
 Weekly Coconut Oil Pre-Shampoo/Hot Treatments even throughout the summer months.
 No flat irons or blow dryers. Only air drying or roller setting under a hooded dryer.
 Stretch my relaxer for 24 weeks (but I’m giving myself an out at 20 weeks, if needed).
I plan to keep these four things in mind as I go through this relaxer stretch and I hope that it helps to maximize my length retention. I should mention that along with these four items, I will continue protective styling and deep conditioning weekly.
The backstory leading up to this Relaxer:
A Close Look At My Setback Hair: The Video.