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Monday, 23 June 2014

June 2014 Relaxer Touch-Up

Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 14 Weeks Post

I was not very patient with my hair while detangling this stretch, a long weekend was upon us and I had a lot of activities planned so I decided to end my stretch rather than risk another setback due to impatience. For this touch up I followed my usual steps before using the Affirm FiberGuard Conditioning Cream Relaxer System, which is to

·       Pre-part my hair in sections from ear to ear leaving out my entire hair line as I do this area last

·       Base my scalp and hairline using the Affirm FiberGuard Preservo Strengthening Serum and petroleum jelly

·       Protect my previously relaxed ends using castor oil followed by petroleum jelly

·       Set my timer for 15 minutes

Applying my relaxer took less than 12 minutes from start to finish. I never use a comb to apply my relaxer or to smooth; everything is done with my hands. One other thing I don’t think I’ve ever mention is that I change gloves at least once while applying the relaxer, it helps to limit the amount of relaxer getting on my previously relaxed ends due to me holding/touching my hair. Once I washed out the relaxer I took the following steps,
·       Apply a mix of Affirm FiberGuard Sustenance Fortifying Treatment and Affirm 5 in 1 Reconstructor as my mid-relaxer protein step for 5 minutes

·       Neutralized three times using the Affirm FiberGuard Normalizing Shampoo

·       Deep conditioned with HASK Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment for 30 minutes

·       Wrapped my hair in a t-shit for 30 minutes

·       Applied my leave-in, Matrix Biolage Daily Leave-in Tonic and some Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum then detangled

·       Applied Kerastase Fibre Architecte and blow dried on the lowest heat setting

The following day I flat ironed my hair using my Sedu Revolution 1 inch flat iron, I used Chi Silk infusion as my heat protectant. My hair came out bone straight even though I only made 1 pass with the flat iron set to 275. Take a look at my results 



June 2014 Relaxer Touch Up
Before Trim
The picture is not the best quality, I blame the photo-taker-outer! :D 
 
I had to go out so I trimmed my ends after I got home later that night. My hair is coming along well and I am hoping to claim full APL by my next touch-up which should be in September or November. My personal rule when relaxer stretching is nothing less than 12 weeks so a touch-up could happen anytime thereafter. This has been my shortest stretch since starting my hair journey and I have to admit that doing my own touch-ups is getting less appealing, I would really love to find someone I can trust to do my hair.  

36 comments:

  1. Your hair looks great! I wish I could get those smooth results at 275 degrees.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I'm missing my big hair though so I can't wait for wash day :)

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  2. The thickness you have is crazy, perfect trim, no see through ends, equal... yassss!

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    1. Thanks Sandra :)

      This is before the trim though, I'll update the photo

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    2. I nominated you for the Sunshine blogger award here
      http://naijagirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/2014/07/my-sunshine-blogger-award.html?m=1

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    3. Thanks Sandra, I'll get on it :)

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  3. Great relaxer day. You hair has really bounced back! Thick and silky! Am with you on finding a stylist but who to trust!

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    1. Who to trust indeed! A good hairdresser or stylist is a dime a dozen

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  4. I love your reveal. Your hair looks very healthy. You did a great job on the trim. I've self-relaxed before and it's not appealing whatsoever. I am salon relaxed and love it (most days).
    Divachyk | Relaxed Thairapy

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    1. At time nightmares and salons go hand in hand but I'm hopeful, there are a few gems out there.

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  5. Your hair looks healthy. You only need a light trim from what I see.

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  6. Looking good! It turned out great and your ends look fab. I used to use Affirm when I was bleached blonde and still going to the salon. It was a great relaxer for texlaxing even back then.

    Tiki | Grow It Girl

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    1. It is a great relaxer, I've used both the lye and no-lye and I have nothing but good things to say.

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  7. your hair looks da bomb, great job Candice

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  8. Great to see that your hair is bouncing back from that haircut that other stylist gave you!

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    1. Its bouncing back nicely but its stylist like him is why I'm so afraid to let anyone touch my hair.

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  9. I'm here drooling over your hair right now. You hair has bounced back so nicely. Its thick from root to tip and looks like APL already. You did a fantastic job!

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  10. Wow your hair is coming along nicely! I still remember the blunt ends from the trim from hell they have really filled out well. Go Candice's hair:)

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    1. I can't believe that trim from hell was 7 months ago!! It feels like years!

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  11. wow, your hair is amazing , i haven't tried this product ,i'm so scared of changing relaxers now, but truly i'm impressed with your hair in that picture.

    www.styleandbeautylounge.blogspot.com

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    1. If it ain't broke..........you know how the saying goes lol No need to change relaxers if you have no issues :)

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  12. Oh by the way i just joined you on GFC .let me know if you would like to join me.

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  13. Just stopping by to show some love doll. I hope you are okay!

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    1. I'm not okay okay but I'm okay lol Thanks for the love hun!

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  14. Wow ! these are really great results and your ends are looking thick and healthy. Really great job

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  15. Candice, your hair looks amazing pre-trim. I don't think you needed a trim at all. I must say that I'm also drooling over those thick healthy ends! Get it girl! LOL!!!

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