Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hair Care: Relaxed Hair

After debating back and forth if I wanted to write this post, I decided to jump right in. There are many bloggers/vloggers out there who run amazing hair blogs for relaxed and natural hair, here, here, & here so I wasn't sure if I would do the field justice.
Overall my blog is a beauty blog, so it seems fit that I post about haircare as well as hair products. This is more of an intro post, I will post more as time goes by depending on what you guys think.
Jan 2011 - After Haircut

Starting off with my hair...
I have 4b relaxed hair
I've been relaxed for about 9 years.
My hair hit about bra strap length, but I cut a few inches off my last trip to the hair dresser just because my ends were looking a bit harsh.
I have no desire of going natural any time soon, but admire those who rock the look. It is a possibility for the future.
 I'm currently trying to grow out my hair to about mid back length, so forget the rumors you've heard about black girls not being able to have long healthy hair.
Jan 2011

My Regimen
  • I relax about every 10 weeks, give or take a week or so.
  • I do a hot oil treatment with virgin coconut oil weekly.
  • Wash weekly with a moisturizing Shampoo and deep condition under a hooded dryer.
  • I moisturize and seal every 2nd day.
  • I do not practice protective styling & use direct heat sparingly.
  • NOTE: Winter has been pretty harsh to my ends, so I may use protective styling these next few months.
November 2010

These are products I use now, things change quite often. When I go to the stylist she uses mostly Mizani products/conditioners.

- Herbel Essence Hydralicious or Seriously Straight Shampoo
-One n Only Moisture Repair Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoo:
- Ion Clarifying Shampoo

Protein Treatment/Conditioner:
- CPR Treatment Conditioner

Moisturizing Conditioners:
- Aussie Moist
- Creme of Nature Nourishing and Strengthening Treatment

Leave-In Conditioner/Moisturizers:
- Kimmaytube Leave In
-Herbal Essence Long term Relationship Leave In

-Virgin Coconut Oil

-Virgin Coconut Oil

Scalp Oil:
- Virgin Coconut Oil

Heat Protectant/Serum:
- One n Only Argan oil
-Chi Silk Infusion

Co-wash Moisturizing Conditioner:
- Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner

Relaxer Prep:
- Base my scalp with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or JBCO as well as my hair & ends.

Mid Dec 2010- Braidout

If you have any questions about why I use certain products, or if you'd like a specific post on something, leave me a comment below. With specific questions, I can answer in detail. Remember this is what works for my hair. No ones hair is the same or reacts the same to products, learning comes with trial and error.



  1. You have gorgeous hair. I just don't think my hair is stronmg enough to take a relaxer, it always end us breaking! It's in braids and I'm just growing it out, with the aim to stay natural.

    I'm really tempted to relax it and cut it short again though. Arrrgh decisions!

  2. Thank You! I read a few of your hair posts too a while back & saw that you decided to go natural some time ago. Debating between natural/relaxed hair can be a bit difficult. I think the best way to go about it is to do what is best for your personal hair & take into account how you wear/style it on a regular basis. If relaxer wasn't doing any good for your hair even with proper hair care, I'd just stay away from it.

    Your hair looked fab short & relaxed btw, so if you go that route you'll still look great x.

  3. So jealous of the length of your hair, it looks so nice...x

  4. Your hair care regime is pretty intense but the result is definitely worth everything you do, beautiful hair!


  5. Thanks! Yes, it does seem pretty intense on screen, but it really just becomes part of daily routine & it is actually quite simple to maintain.

  6. OMG! You are SO pretty and you have gorgeous :o

    Xisses, Onyxsta

  7. Loved this post, as much as your hair!
    My hair is finally growing at a faster pace without me having to use any specific products but it's sadly not that strong and because of breakage the crown and nape area are rather short. Do you have any recommendations against this? Would love to read more post like this.

  8. Breakage can be from many issues, it may be from tension from a hair style your wearing. Or from a lack of moisture especially in the cold/dry weather. Or it could be you hair is weak and needs protein for strength.

    Some tips: Deep condition on a weekly basis to keep you hair balanced between moisture and protein.

    Try applying Castor oil on you nape and crown. It helps with thickness and hair growth :)

    Hope that helps will try and do a post on more hair.


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