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Relaxer Update | January 2018

Well after nearly a year’s absence, postpartum shedding and fearing the worst when it came to my hair, I can now report that my hair is alright. Whew! I was really worried about it and that worry partial fueled my disinterest in all things hair.  But between my relaxer prep wash day and this weekend’s relaxer day, I can rest easy because my hair came through those trials and tribulations barely scuffed.  (1) My edges are making a recovery after being snatched from me (see video below).  (2) The rest of my hair has really good volume.  (3) My ends (after my most recent hair cut/trim) are still even and intact.   (4) My length is still the same as last year, but that doesn’t bother me considering how it looks overall.  Given the last 6 months, I’m grateful for this is 2018 relaxer update.  

Relaxer Update | January 2018:

As far as this relaxer day, I ended my stretch at 27 weeks post relaxer.  My longest stretch to date.  I used Design Essentials Conditioning Lye Relaxer in regular strength.  The total relaxer application time was between 21-22 minutes.  And these are the other products that I used for the rest of relaxer day:

  • Summit Sensitive Scalp (on scalp)
  • Petroleum Jelly (on previously relaxed hair)
  • Design Essentials Conditioning Relaxer (Regular Strength – Lye)
  • Design Essentials Milk & Honey Neutralizing Shampoo
  • Elasta QP Stop Action Neutralizing Shampoo
  • Design Essentials Milk & Honey 6N1 Conditioner (Protein Conditioner)
  • Generic Value Products (GVP) Conditioning Balm (Deep Conditioner)
  • GVP The Conditioner (Leave-in Treatment)
  • ROLLER SET with Mesh Rollers

Pseudo-Length Check on curly hair is at the end:

What’s Next?

I’m currently sitting at full arm pit length.  And I keep going back and forth in my head about whether I still want to work towards waist length aggressively.  Of course, I’d love OMG-worthy waist length hair.  But I’m also really happy with my hair right now.  I love the current volume, my ends are looking good with these more frequent hair cuts, and these six month stretches are agreeing with my new life schedule.  I feel quite comfortable.  Over the next week or two, I’m really going to try to figure out what I want from my hair this year and set out a hair regimen to support it.  …Or maybe vice versa.  Maybe I’ll set up a healthy hair regimen and see where it takes me… hmm.  Either way, I’ll report back soon once I have a plan in place.

What are your hair goals for 2018?

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2 thoughts on “Relaxer Update | January 2018

  1. Girl, your hair looks so good! I still have nightmares about the postpartum shedding I experienced after having my last son lol. I can’t wait to see more of your hair updates as you continue in your healthy hair journey!

    PS- You make me want to try more Design Essentials products. I need to get familiar.

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