Thursday, February 10, 2011

Relaxed Hair Regimen: A walk down Memory Mane.

Here's how I took care of my relaxed hair, minus the relaxer application.

Relaxer touch ups:
About every 12 weeks. My sister did my touch ups.
Relaxer of choice:
Beautiful Beginnings, fine hair. When every store within a 2 mile radius of home was out of my "BB", I cried first, then picked up a box of Organic Root Stimulator No-Lye, normal.

2007 air dried foam roller set
2007 roller set
2008 roller set
2009 roller set

The First 8 Weeks after a relaxer touchup...
Except for using ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Paks on occasion (these smelled so good), I used mostly Mizani products.
Botanifying Shampoo
Moisturefuse Conditioner 
ThermaStrength Serum
High Gloss Serum
H20 Hair Dress 
• Washed, Deep conditioned, and (using the Thermastrength Serum) Rollerset my hair & sat under a hooded dryer every week.
• If my roots were puffy, I'd flat iron them; first applying a bit of the high gloss serum.
Style & Maintenance: 
• Wore my hair down curly, virtually every day.
• Maintained curls by pincurling or making a few bantu knots at night.
• Moisturized my hair as needed, during the week with hair dress

After  about 8 Weeks post relaxer...
Mizani Thermasmooth System
Mizani High Gloss Serum & H20 Hair Dress
• Washed, Deep conditioned, and Flat Ironed my hair every week up to my "touch up" date
• Parted my hair to really focus on the roots (new growth) when deep conditioning
• After apply the heat activated serum, I'd allow my hair to airdry for approx. 15 mins
• Blow dried roots, chasing with comb
• Applied a dime size Mizani high gloss serum to my entire head
• Flat ironed with Solia flat iron, on heat setting of about 370
Style & Maintenance:
• Continued to wear my hair down, & on occasion wore some kind of updo
• Made Bantu-knots for loose waves
• Moisturized my hair as needed, during the week with hair dress

I followed this regimen closely for about 2 years. Sometimes using water & coconut oil to moisturize, instead of the Mizani hair dress.
Oh, and virtually every night, I'd wear a satin bonnet to cover my hair or sleep on a satin pillow case.  

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At February 10, 2011 at 4:06 AM , Blogger simplychic said...

thanks for sharing. i see why your relaxed hair was so didn't use excessive heat. i rarely use a flat iron at home, but each time i go to the salon i get it blow dried and flat ironed. maybe i should start doing roller sets. again. they aren't that popular in cali, but i got them a lot at the dominican salons when i love in atlanta...

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At February 11, 2011 at 1:50 AM , Blogger Marie said...

No problem, SimplyChic:) Your hair looks very healthy! If it's not broke...LOL


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