Relaxer | July 18!

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It’s time for the creamy crack!!! I finally texlaxed my hair at 23 weeks post. I promised myself that I wasn’t going to stretch for more than 20 weeks, but hey, another 3 weeks doesn’t hurt anybody.

During the stretch I have seen positive progress with my hair. Mine new growth was nice and thick, but still manageable. The only downside were my nape and edges. I still haven’t find a regimen to grow them nicely – project saving my edges and nape is coming soon –

 I wanted to record the relaxing treatment, but my schedule was a bit off. How I texlax my hair is not a big deal. There are some steps that I keep in mind like:

  • First I make sure I applied Vaseline all over my hair on the part that already has been relaxed.
  • Because I texlax my hair I put some Almond oil in the mixture. Adding an oil slows down the process
  • I started at the back, because that was the thickest part and ended with my edges and nap
  • For smoothing out the new growth I only use my fingers.

I didn’t use the entire mixture. I wasn’t necessary to use everything because my new growth was soft. I think I used 30% – 40% of the mixture for my entire head.

When I felt I was done, it was time to wash my hair. First I made sure that I removed all of the mixture – I’m always scared that I don’t wash it out properly – To neutralize my hair I used ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo. After the wash my hair felt stiff, so I decided to co-wash with TRESemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. In sections I applied the product to my hair and detangled with a denman brush – this product is the truth – After 10 minutes I rinse the product out

For the deep condition part I used no other than ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner. I applied the product all over my hair and used a hooded dryer for some extra heat.

This are the basic steps how I relax aka texlax my hair. This routine was easy and quick. I think because I didn’t focus on the time and also the amount of mixture that I used.

I’m happy that I finally got to texlax my hair.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m surprised you didn’t use a protein conditioner/treatment during your process. Your hair is flourishing so I’m not telling you to change anything, I’m just curious if you always use moisture only on your relax/texlax day?

    P.S. I ended up getting the Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Leave-in and it is EVERYTHING! I’m almost tempted to try out their moisturizer too.

    1. Hey Kim,

      Normally I do a hard protein treatment one week before relaxer. This time it was two weeks before. I have used the Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor after I washed the relaxer out, but not sure about the product. I use the ORS replenishing conditioner because for me it’s the best of both world (protein & moisture)

      I’m now trying out Cantu Shea Butter Argan oil leave-in treatment. When I finished that one, I will definitely buy the Elasta QP leave-in.

      She should try the moisturizer, I LOVE it!!

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