My Relaxed Hair, Relaxer Updates

Relaxer Update #4 – February 2012

My last relaxer was 13 weeks ago (just before Thanksgiving) and I’m sure you remember the pic of my new growth from my recent post — my roots were not stretched.  Therefore, I made sure to thoroughly detangle my hair; working in six small sections starting at the ends and working my way up to the roots.  It was very time consuming…

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Ceramides, My Relaxed Hair, Relaxer Updates

Relaxer Update #2 – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good: I was 12 weeks post relaxer when I relaxed my hair this weekend — successful stretch.  I used a mix of Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructer (Protein) and Nexxus Humectress(Ceramides) as my midstep protein during my relaxer session because Ulta stopped selling Redken Extreme Deep Fuel (Protein & Ceramides) and I couldn’t find it anywhere else.  Despite the last minute…

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Healthy Hair Care, Regimen Building

It’s all in the Ingredients: Protein

Demystifying protein-based/strengthening hair products can be tough some times because hair product labels can be confusing.  Even the list of ingredients can be misleading because protein ingredients will be list on intensive protein treatments, mild reconstructors, deep conditioners AND moisturizing conditioners.  If you use heat on your hair and/or perform chemical services (i.e. color, relax, etc).  You should consider incorporating…

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