This stretch was really getting to know my hair all over again. My downfall in the beginning of my stretch was dealing with a lot of split ends. I have changed my regimen a bit and been using different products. Mizani has been my saviour with this stretch.
Although I still have some bone straight hair, but my texlaxed hair is nicely growing.
I relax my hair own hair at home, but I will advise anybody to let a professional relax your hair, if you don’t know how to.
To start off, I part my hair in small sections. Each section will be a part that I will apply a relaxer to it. Keep in my mind there is no rush. Part your hair in many sections that will suit you best. In total I had 8 small sections.
To texlax my hair I add 2 tps. of Almond Oil to the mixture. Applying an oil or a conditioner will slow down the relaxing process.
In 30 minutes I was done with the process. Only applying the mixture to the new growth and using my fingers to massage the new growth. When I was massaging I could feel my scalp tingling, so that’s a sign for me to rinse out the relaxer. The key for me to have some texture is using an oil and using my fingers. I haven’t used comb in a long time while relaxing.
Believe it or not, but I only used 50% of the mixture. For me using half of the mixture is enough to texlax my hair.
After rinsing out the mixture I applied ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor to each section. This product is good to strengthen your hair. For washing out the relaxer is this the trusted ORS Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo.
To end the process I deep condition my hair with ORS Replenishing Conditioner. I deep condition more than an hour without heat.
When I was applying a leave in (ORS Shealicious Moisture Mist Leave-In Conditioning Spray) to my hair I decided to trim my hair. There was no growth in length – I’m still Arm Pit Length – , but there is definitely growth in thickness. I’m loving the way how my hair is growing in thickness.
With the next stretch my focus will be on outgrowing the bone straight ends. I can’t wait to be 100% texlax.