Sunday, November 18, 2012

Relaxer Update #1 (Corrective Relaxer)

I Relaxed my hair on Oct. 14th with Mizani Butter Blend  after being under processed by Elasta QP Lye Relaxer I decided to change relaxers to a professional brand.Here are the steps I followed

Relaxer Prep
1.Week before I washed my hair and applied  Motions CPR protein treatment  to strengthen my hair before I Relax. Normally I don't worry about doing protein treatments the week before but since I would be relaxing  parts of my hair that had already been relaxed I felt it was needed.

Relaxer Day
1. I detangled my hair with a wide tooth comb since I hadn't comb it at all during the week in order to let take a break.
2. Applied Vaseline around the hairline of my head, my ears and to my scalp
3.Parted my hair in 4 sections and relaxed using the half and half method (back of hair then the front) with Mizani BB Relaxer in Regular Strength.
4.After applying the relaxer to the new growth in that half I then applied the relaxer to the under processed hair after about 5 min., I let it sit about 10 more minutes. I could have let it stayed in longer but being this was my first time using this relaxer I decided to wash it out.
5. Then I rinsed the hair with Elasta QP Naturalizing Shampoo 3 times and the last rinse I let it sit on the hair for 5 min to make sure the relaxer was completely out.
6.Followed up with Motions CPR Protein Treatment, Rinsed and applied Elasta QP DPR- 11
7. About a hour and a half later siting around (I fall asleep) with deep conditioner under a plastic cap and hat
.I rinsed then T-Shirt dried, applied leave-ins  Infusium 23 and Elasta QP
8.Applied Organix Coconut Breakage Serum. This was my first time using this product.
9. Detangled and Trim about a Inch off my ends
10. Air dried with a scarf  hair pulled back into a ponytail with the ends twisted.

This Relaxer day took a longer time because I was using the half and half method I had to go back and do everything twice plus I was doing a Corrective instead of just a Retouch.In the end I really loved the results and my hair felt super moisturized .I didn't fell like flat ironing my hair and couldn't find my Rollers to complete my Roller Set.
I didn't do a official length check I'm still wanting to wait until Dec. but will see how that goes
Next Day I take my hair down and wore a Bun.
Top pics before Relaxer

After Relaxer Air Dried Hair

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Where Are U

O Where O where did I go................

Sorry I seem to have gotten lose. I have been making a lot of changes from my internet company and a lot of home stuff so I've been adjusting.But no excuses I have really been slacking on my hair I not sure whats going on but I really need to refocus. I relaxed my hair and will do a update post even though the post is coming late.

Reason I my be lacking and unfocused is because I'm trying to reach  BSL I have been protective styling in buns since the beginning of my hair journey. This has become very boring and I really need a change I mean my buns are usually straight back low buns. If I'm really up to styling then its a high bun which happens only once every blue moon. Its time for me to enjoy my hair the way and length that it is.Also Buns seem to keep my ends in not the best shape.

So back on the Wagon I go