Friday, 28 March 2014

Relaxer Day - 3/27

Hey guys, Happy Friday!

Please forgive the erratic posts. Life is hectic right now. I move on Tuesday and I have to get my entire apartment packed up. I'm really excited to be heading to Jamaica soon, so I made time to relax my hair in the midst of all the rush.

I used the very same technique I did in my last relaxer day post. Here's a quick run down.
  • section hair in 4 and detangle
  • base scalp, coat previously relaxed hair with petroleum jelly and twist hair in 1" sections (I was less generous with the oil on the parts that were extremely underprocessed.)
  • add 1 tbs of EVOO + grapeseed oil to the ORS no base relaxer
  • set timer for 12 minutes
  • proceed to apply the relaxer to my new growth with my gloved fingers

I was able to successfully apply the relaxer to my head in the allotted time, having used my fingers as opposed to an applicator tool. After the relaxer I:
  • rinsed for about 5 minutes with plain water
  • applied Aphogee 2 minute for about 5 minutes
  • rinsed and neutralized 3 times with ORS Creamy Aloe shampoo, leaving the last one on for 5 minutes
  • applied my deep conditioner which consisted of Queen Helene cholesterol cream, a bit of Aubrey's Honeysuckle rose, Roux porosity control and natural oils. I left this on for a few hours while I executed some tasks.
  • rinsed and applied a mix of Aubrey's Honey suckle rose and HEHH, let that sit for 5 minutes, then rinsed and detangled under the stream of the shower.
  • Finally I t-shirt dried for a few minutes then M&S and braided my hair in 2 pigtails.

As you may have guessed, I don't know the exact state of my hair yet as I hadn't the opportunity to style it. From what I can see, it's definitely not bone straight (Thank God!!). It's definitely on the "underprocessed" side, but how much so? I don't know for sure yet.

texture just after texlaxing

I will go back in and wash and condition in a few days, at which time I intend to flat-iron and do length checks and so on.

Please bare with me over the next week or so while I prepare to transition (not my hair!! lol), as the posts will be less frequent than usual.

Relaxed your hair recently? How'd it go?


  1. You definitely have texture!
    Relaxer looks a success!
    Happy moving! Jamaica will be amazing!! Keep us posted!

  2. As we folks in the south say 'You're gonna live a long time because I was just thinking about you!' Seriuosly, while catching up on posts I thought Abbi N hasn't posted in a bit. Congrats on moving and that texture is beautiful :)

  3. You make it sound so easy! And in the midst of a move too. Good work. Looking good. Looking forward to the length check

    1. It's definitely getting easier with each process. Thank you.

  4. Good to know you are ok. Sometimes life gets in the way and duty calls. we miss you!
    you got room in your suitcase for one more?

  5. You have loads of texture. Get all settled in and let us know how you are doing.

  6. Moving can be hectic, and you have proved that you are a super woman by getting time to relax your hair in the midst of all that! All the best with the move.

    1. Isn't it?! Very time-consuming. lol Thank you!


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