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Relaxer Update | April 2015

Last week I thought I was 11 weeks post relaxer when I relaxed my hair, but when I looked back at the calendar I realized I was way off.  I actually relaxed my hair at 14 weeks post relaxer, which partially explains why my new growth was so out of control.  I was so focused on the Castor Oil Challenge that I got my relaxer stretch count messed up.  Below you’ll find the details on my most recent relaxer.


What I used:

  1. Summit Sensitive Scalp – Protected My Scalp.
  2. Affirm Fiberguard Relaxer – Applied Relaxer to New Growth and smoothed (17 minutes)
  3. CHI Infra Treatment – Mid Step Protein (5 minutes)
  4. Roux Porosity Control – Neutralizing Rinse (1 minute)
  5. Mizani Phormula-7 Chelating and Neutralizing Shampoo – Neutralized and Chelated (10 minutes)
  6. Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing  Conditioner – Deep Condition for well over an hour.
  7. Roux 619 Extra Strength Leave-in Treatment – Moisturizing Leave-in Treatment
  8. CHI Silk Infusion – Heat Protectant and Smoothing Serum
  9. Proclaim Spray On Glosser – Heat Protectant, Smoothing and Softening Spray

My goals for this stretch were to (1) grow my edges back and (2) maintain my ends.  My edges are back, but I really need to focus on my ends for this stretch.  I know, I know, I hear you thinking it.  I’m always going on and on about my ends, but I haven’t gotten it right yet.   Hopefully I will get my act together with some persistence and some changes here and there.

Both of the pictures on the bottom are post trim (April 2015 vs. January 2015) and my hair is about the same length.  I’m still hovering above waist length.  Check out my video for more information.

In the video below you’ll:

  • find out how I trim my hair,
  • get an update on my edges and the hairlista castor oil challenge,
  • get an update on my thin ends,
  • find out the changes to my relaxer process, and
  • see my length check.



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8 thoughts on “Relaxer Update | April 2015

  1. Thanks, Tomes. I actually think it was because I wasn't using protein like I should have. My protein treatments ran out months ago and I just never replaced it. Before I knew it I was a week or two out from my relaxer and I hadn't done any protein treatments. I did two back to back weeks of protein DCs at the end of the stretch, but I think by then the damage was already done. 🙁

  2. Your hair looks gorgeous as usual. Are you sure you are not waist length since it looks like waist length to me. How are you liking the CHI Infra Treatment. That was such a great buy.

  3. Thanks, Jay. I feel like a broken record sometimes, but I'm glad that I'm not alone. It's just the thorn in our sides. Once I get a handle on it, I will be shouting from the roof tops, lol.

    Yeah, that Summit Sensitive Scalp is the truth. It's a forever staple. I credit it for the fact that I've never had a relaxer burn since I began relaxing my own hair.

  4. Thanks, Tania. I'm not sure, "waist length" is fuzzy to me. So, I'm waiting to claim it when I reach full waist length. And I think I like the CHI. It doesn't seem to be a very strong protein treatment, so the plan for now is to use it every other week.

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