Preparing My Hair for the Big Day: Relaxer day :)

The wash before I relax my hair I like to:

  1. Clarify my scalp and hair to remove product buildup.  
  2. Do a protein treatment to make sure that my hair has the necessary strength to endure the chemical processing.
  3. Deep Condition because that's what I always do, haha.
  4. Limit use of leave-ins, moisturizers, serums and other styling products because the relaxer will be more effective this way (avoids underprocessing).
This wash takes place between 3 and 7 days before I relax my hair.  If I've been on a long stretch and my new growth is long (more than an inch), then I:
What I use:
To Clarify - V05 Clarifying Shampoo (Kiwi Lime or Tea Therapy Vanilla Mint) 
Protein - Aphogee 2 minute Keratin Reconstructor
Deep Condition - it varies.

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