My last relaxer day with results – Fadesola

One of the reasons I don’t usually have a relaxer lying around is to prevent ‘on-impulse’ relaxer day. I swear when I am deep into my stretch and I am approaching relaxer day, I try to keep my mind off the relaxer day hair not just because I was battling tangles but just to have my hair “tamed” or less work for me.

I had originally planned to relax my hair on the 30th of June but after dreaming literally about getting a relaxer on Sunday, I just threw in the towel and guess what?? I did it all by myself within 10 minutes! Touching up myself has been on my to-do list and finally I did it! I really wanted to do it myself the last relaxer day but my friend was not encouraging and she didn’t understand why I would want to do it myself. She was also scared on my behalf …sweet thing….Surround yourself with people who let you explore and test your strengths ….that’s by the way . So here is a breakdown of how it went *drum roll please*

  1. I carefully detangled my hair and sectioned it into four.
  2. Based my scalp with vaseline and my previously relaxed hair with vaseline and conditioner
  3. I used Organics Olive oil no-lye relaxer by Africa’s Best. I used half of the jar and mixed in half of the my activator. I also added about one and a half capfuls of coconut oil to give me some time.
  4. Started at the nape of my head and worked my way to my crown.
  5. Massaged the relaxer in and smoothed once with a wide toothed comb. I did all this in 10 minutes. Not bad for a ‘JOHNNY just come’ (JJC) ehn.
  6. I rinsed off all traces of the relaxer and applied Aphogee 2-minute keratin reconstructor then rinsed it out. I neutralized my hair like 5 times with the neutralising shampoo that came with the relaxer and then I used ORS  aloe creamy shampoo let it sit for 3 minutes and rinsed off.
  7. I later applied the mayonnaise that came with the relaxer and combed through my hair then rinsed it off .
  8. I deep conditioned using ORS replenishing conditioner under my heat cap for 20 minutes. Rinsed it off and put my hair in a pony tail. I just put on my satin cap and slept off.

The verdict is in:
I am glad I overcame my fear and just did it anyway!
I have some texture left: I don’t know if I like it or hate it yet but it’s behaving well. I hope I would be able to achieve the same results next time.

Relaxer day pic 1 Nigeria July 2014

 

Relaxer day pic 2 Nigeria

 

 

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This article has 3 Comments

    1. Thank you, really appreciate the comment. I guess my hair is thick sha but it has to o the work put into getting it there is not easy. But am in love with my hair what else can I say.

  1. Thank you, really appreciate the comment. I guess my hair is thick sha but it has to o the work put into getting it there is not easy. But am in love with my hair what else can I say.

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