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Silk Wrap On Relaxed Hair

Silk Wrap on Relaxed Hair

Over the last 11 weeks, I’ve used a blow dryer and flat iron on my hair three times.  This being my last wash day before relaxer day I needed to straighten and detangle my roots.  And I typically flat iron in preparation for relaxer day, but I decided to try something different to limit heat.  I was going to just roller set it, but thought a silk wrap might be a good way to get my roots as straight as possible with indirect heat.  The last time I tried a silk wrap was back in 2012 and I don’t remember how well it straightened my roots.  But I reasoned my way into believing that this would come out great and I decided to give it a try.

The Process: Silk Wrap on Relaxed Hair

I skipped my typical pre-poo this week and detangled my hair with while spraying each section with water.  I shampooed with GVP Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and deep conditioned for 30 minutes with no heat using Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner.  This is a protein deep conditioner and will serve as my protein treatment for this relaxer prep wash day.  At the last minute, I decided to skip the moisturizing DC that I typically follow up with  because the protein DC is mild to moderate strength.  I think my hair can handle that on its own. Plus using it alone will give me a chance to see how I really feel about this DC.
Silk Wrap on Relaxed Hair
After rinsing the conditioner, I detangled again and applied my leave-ins.  I used GVP The Conditioner (my go-to leave-in conditioner when using heat) and CHI Silk Infusion, which I’ve never used for a roller set but was interested to see how it would turn out.  The CHI is a serum that always gives me smooth and silky results plus it’s a heat protectant.  Then I roller set my hair and sat under the hooded dryer.  My drying time was officially 2 hours and 15 minutes but that’s because I took several breaks throughout.  About an hour of that time was actually spent under the hooded dryer.
Once my hair was completely dry, I removed the rollers applied Proclaim Spray On Glosser as my oil.  And I wrapped my hair.  Applying the saran wrap was a struggle but I eventually got it on there.  (You’ll see a snippet of that in the video, lol).  I went back under the hooded dryer for 10 more minutes, I took down my wrapped hair and was left with the hair you’ll see below.

A Visual Demonstration of Silk Wrap on Relaxed Hair:

I made a video of the entire process this time for you guys to watch, if you’re interested.

My Final Thoughts.

The process was pretty labor intensive (especially since I was trying to record simultaneously), but I really like the results.  Between the combination of hair products used and the roller set/wrap situation, it turned out great.  I almost wanted to stop after the roller set.  But knew that I needed to keep going because my new growth was not as stretched out as I wanted it to be.  In the end the silk wrap accomplished exactly what I expect from a relaxer prep wash day.  Today’s wash day left me with: (1) clarified hair and scalp; (2) strengthened hair that still has elasticity to it; (3) straight hair free from shed hairs; and (4) stretched new growth that’s easy to comb through.  Plus I got the bonus of soft, silky, bouncy and voluminous hair.  All in all Saturday was a good day.
Silk Wrap on Relaxed Hair
I also wanted to point out that I’m keeping up with my 30 Days of Ceramides Challenge.  You’ll notice that I used Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner and Proclaim Spray On Glosser — both of which contain ceramides (wheat germ oil).  As always, I used ceramides products and my hair came out soft and smooth.  Love that stuff.
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