Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wash Day & Relaxer Update!


The Wash Day Experience
This past Saturday I relaxed my hair at 8 weeks post. As always I went to my stylist. Here's what I did to prep leading up to my relaxer:
  • 1 week prior used Nexxus Emergencee as a protein treatment.
  • 1 day prior:
    • Thoroughly detangled using my Mane N Tail Detangler
    • Coated the length of my hair with the GVP Smoothing Serum
    • Applied JBCO to my new growth and ends
These preventive steps help to protect my hair from relaxer run off. Here's how my visit to the salon went.
  • My stylist thoroughly based my scalp
  • Next she applied the Mizani Honey Shield to the length of my hair.
  • She began applying the relaxer. My total processing time was 16 minues.
  • After she thoroughly rinsed out the relaxer she applied the Pherphecting Creme Normalizing Conditioner for about 20 minutes.
  • Lastly she shampooed my hair twice with the Balance Hair Bath Neutralizing and Chelating Shampoo.
I recieved a trim as I do every 4 months and got my hair flat ironed. This is normally the only time that I use direct heat. Overall I was pleased with my results. The biggest question for me was did I finally make it to Arm Pit Length?! Based on my length check picture below I believe that I did, however I believe that I am only grazing APL and am not full APL. Clearly I was having a my hair doesn't seem that long moment because based on the picture I've OFFICIALLY REACHED APL!!! **Throws Confetti** At first I was aggrivated with my progress until I looked at my progress pictures and realized that my hair is growing and while I'm not where I want to be I'm a lot closer than I was! With that said now that I've reached APL what's next? Don't worry I plan to dedicate an entire post to answering that question so stay tuned!


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21 comments:

  1. Congrats on reaching this great milestone! You are definitely APL, not grazing but in APL land! Can't wait to read up on your answering questions blog! Relaxer days are like xmas for me!

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    1. Thank you! I swear I thought I'd never get here!

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  2. I agree with Yvonne, that's definitely APL, no grazing. Congrats on your milestone :)

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    1. Thank you! I think I was having a 'my hair is not growing' moment when I first wrote this post!

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  3. I agree with Yvonne, that's definitely APL, no grazing. Congrats on your milestone :)

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  4. I don't use a stylist, but I am sold. Your stylist did a great job. Did you apply the protein to your new growth? Your hair looks so healthy.

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    1. Thank you! My stylist is a gem! I applied my protein treatment to the entire length of my hair including my new growth!

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  5. Dodge that flying confetti chica! Congrats on reaching APL!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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  6. I see lots and lots of growth! Congrats!

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I can't see a thing, but then again that's why I take comparison pictures!

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  7. Congrats on APL!! Your hair is looking great

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  8. CONGRATS! Your hair looks so silky. I just want to reach out and touch it.
    Divachyk | Relaxed Thairapy

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    1. Thank you! Nothing but the results of a great flat iron (and a stylist who knows how to use one because I don't!).

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  9. Congratssssss Courtnea! You're definitely APL.

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  10. Amazing!! Congrats on reaching full APL! I can't wait to get there myself. And I FEEL you on feeling like it's JUST not happening and that one can't see the growth happening, but CLEARLY it is happening! Inspirational, keep it up!

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    1. Thank you!!! Even though it seems like it will never happen it will! I'm so glad that I was able to inspire you :)

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