The Good: I was 12 weeks post relaxer when I relaxed my hair this weekend -- successful stretch. I used a mix of Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructer (Protein) and Nexxus Humectress(Ceramides) as my midstep protein during my relaxer session because Ulta stopped selling Redken Extreme Deep Fuel (Protein & Ceramides) and I couldn't find it anywhere else. Despite the last minute change up the relaxer went smoothly. And I finished it up with a rollerset.
The Bad: The following day I decided to go for a run and it started raining halfway through my run. By the time I got back I was drenched and my hair was soaking wet. A days worth of work on my hair washed away by the rain.... :( Instead of applying heat for the second day in a row, I let my hair airdry.
The Ugly: As it was airdrying I realized that the front/side edges of my hair were relaxed bone straight. I freaked out for a couple minutes because I was scared that I might have over processed it. I'm still not quite sure but for now, my hair is not falling out; it's just bone-straight. Thinking back on what I did during my relaxer, I know for sure that my edges and nape only got about 5 minutes of processing time. All I can think is maybe I didn't separate out enough of my edges for less processing time -- I'm not sure. But once I realized what had been done, I immediately sprayed the edges with Aphogee Kerating & Green Tea Restructurizer to give it some extra strength. I will continue to watch this area and I hope that this is the worst of it.
Here is my best attempt at a length check. My hair was airdrying after getting wet in the rain:
|I was looking goofy.|
Here are my bone straight edges:
Any Suggestions for me?
Labels: Ceramides, My Relaxed Hair, Relaxer Update