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Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up???

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
7 weeks post and can't wait to relax next weekend. I finally ran out of Neutrogena Triple Moisture and my hair is noticeably different. Not as soft. I'm trying a moisturizer from ORS, but not sure it's a keeper yet.

I love a fresh relaxer to kind of reset my hair and figure out a new moisturizing routine.
 

sweetiep

Active Member
7 weeks post and can't wait to relax next weekend. I finally ran out of Neutrogena Triple Moisture and my hair is noticeably different. Not as soft. I'm trying a moisturizer from ORS, but not sure it's a keeper yet.

I love a fresh relaxer to kind of reset my hair and figure out a new moisturizing routine.
Oh yes! I remember NTM, my hair loved that. I don’t even know why I stopped using it back then. Wow, you must have bought quite a bit to just be running out.
 

LushLox

Well-Known Member
I've not done a 5 month stretch in a while but I'm doing it this time as I have a wedding and my vacation coming up, and I want my hair to be just done for those events. I'm 13 weeks post and another 8 weeks to go. The NG at just 13 weeks is really kicking my butt, so this is going to be very tough. I'm just continuing to ensure my NG and length is completely moisturised.

I've not used any heat for a while but I think I will, for my next wash tomorrow. Using a little heat just to smooth out my NG really helps in these latter weeks.

ETA: Actually I'm not going to use any heat just now, the hair isn't that difficult that I need it. Instead I'm going to just put my hair in braids and I might even leave them in for a few days. I'm finding doing everything in sections to be very helpful, moisturising and sealing, detangling, washing; I'm doing it all in sections. It takes a lot longer but I just do these things when I have enough time and just be patient, it's worth the extra effort.
 
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VimiJn

Let the truth set you free!
Relaxed this afternoon and airdrying now.

Feels great to see my hair retaining what I grow.

Still searching for a daily moisturizer replacement for my Neutrogena Triple Moisture though!
Are you still using design essentials? It’s been reformulated. The first time I tried it I bought a 20 tub kit and really liked it. By the time I got through them and repurchased the old formula is no longer available. The new formula is not the same.
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
Are you still using design essentials? It’s been reformulated. The first time I tried it I bought a 20 tub kit and really liked it. By the time I got through them and repurchased the old formula is no longer available. The new formula is not the same.
Nope, I made the switch to ORS Olive Oil no-lye a while ago. I like buying only 2 kits at a time so they are always fresh. Plus, they are available pretty much everywhere. My hair reacts well to it. I took too long to go through all of the Design Essentials with having to buy so many tubs at once.

And the fact that DE has been reformulated makes me glad I switched.
 

secretdiamond

Well-Known Member
I'm 25 weeks post now. Took down my protective style and was going to relax this past weekend, but as I was detangling and blow drying my hair, I realized how easy it was and it still looked good, with tons of thickness. Plus, I was tired and lazy, so I opted not to relax.
Crazy how the longer it gets, the easier it is to stretch. I also realized this weekend that the products and tools make a huge difference with this as well.

So, I just flat ironed straight, trimmed, and put in a pony today for work. Didn't bump or anything, and I got so many compliments at work today.
I think I'll wait another month to relax...maybe even 2 if it stays like this! That might be crazy talk, but we'll see
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I love it! I use the normal strength and it does the job. I also like that it's readily available pretty much everywhere I shop so I can get a "fresh" batch with every relaxer.
That's pretty much the same reason why I wanted to get it lol. Do you use the lye or no lye one?
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
Okay so I've chosen Hawaiian Silky in Mild (Lye) I like the herbs and it was cheaper than the ORS box (I may have needed 2 boxes and I didn't want to buy 2 boxes lol). If I don't like it, I'll wait a few months and switch to ORS Lye in Normal since they didn't have ORS Mild Lye. I think my hair prefers Lye. They did have Affirm in the Purple jar, but a) it was a huge tub b)$40 and I didn't want to commit to it in case I feel like being natural again :lol:
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
Deep conditioning with Mielle Mongongo Protein Free Deep Conditioner after rinsing the Hawaiian Silky in Mild Lye Relaxer and I think I might have...texlaxed? My scalp was itchy a couple days ago (Thursday I think)and I figured oh well I'm about to relax on Monday so lemme just base now. Baaaby, lemme tell you I almost scratched the SKIN off my scalp :lachen:I didn't even make it to Monday. So no more basing the scalp more than 24 hours ahead of time. I added a tinch bit more because I was scared since I was scratching so much lol. So that's how the base traveled from my scalp to my hair causing me to texlaxed. I'm not mad though, my hair felt strong as I was rinsing the relaxer off. Silky held me down though without burning me praise the Lawdt. Wonders of all wonders, I even did my whole virgin head in 15 minutes! Blow drying days prior was the best thing I could have done to help myself. I wouldn't been able to do that to my heat free hair. I rinsed the relaxer and used Affirm Sustenance first for 5 minutes, then used the Affirm Normalizing Shampoo. I'm curious what my naked dry hair feels like. I hope some of this made sense cause sister girl is tired :look: I'll come back later.
 

demlew

Well-Known Member
Deep conditioning with Mielle Mongongo Protein Free Deep Conditioner after rinsing the Hawaiian Silky in Mild Lye Relaxer and I think I might have...texlaxed? My scalp was itchy a couple days ago (Thursday I think)and I figured oh well I'm about to relax on Monday so lemme just base now. Baaaby, lemme tell you I almost scratched the SKIN off my scalp :lachen:I didn't even make it to Monday. So no more basing the scalp more than 24 hours ahead of time. I added a tinch bit more because I was scared since I was scratching so much lol. So that's how the base traveled from my scalp to my hair causing me to texlaxed. I'm not mad though, my hair felt strong as I was rinsing the relaxer off. Silky held me down though without burning me praise the Lawdt. Wonders of all wonders, I even did my whole virgin head in 15 minutes! Blow drying days prior was the best thing I could have done to help myself. I wouldn't been able to do that to my heat free hair. I rinsed the relaxer and used Affirm Sustenance first for 5 minutes, then used the Affirm Normalizing Shampoo. I'm curious what my naked dry hair feels like. I hope some of this made sense cause sister girl is tired :look: I'll come back later.
It all made perfect sense lol. Congrats on a good session!
 
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