Monday, October 13, 2008

Relaxer Preppin'

As you all know I will be relaxing soon...10/22 to be exact. I will be using Vitale. I had excellent results with this the last time. So I decided to post some things that I do before I relax.

  • A week before, I start clarifying my hair. Clarifying completely strips the hair of everything and I don't want anything coming between my ng and the relaxer.
  • I deep condition with a protein condish a few times....
  • I comb out my hair so it's not tangled the day before. I do this very gently.
  • A couple of days before I relax I base my scalp with whatever I have laying around. I use petroleum jelly, coconut oil or grease, etc. It really just depends on what I grab first. I base the day of as well..
  • The day of the actual relaxer I coat my ends with some kind of conditioner and oil as not to process this hair. This time I might be trying CHI Infusion...I'll let ya know.
  • I need to get back on using Roux Porosity. I used to use this as a final rinse on the last wash before the relaxer. It prevents chemical shock and equalizes hair porosity. I might buy some this time.
  • I don't scratch or manipulate my scalp in any way at least the 4 full days before I relax. And that's it! I hope this helps anyone looking for relaxer preppin' tips.

5 comments:

Motorcycle Fairings said...

very informative! keep on posting!

Hair Gurl said...

Don't worry I will! lol. Thanks for reading!

jmilz86 said...

is this lye or no lye

Hair Gurl said...

It's no lye.

Hair Gurl said...

It's no lye.