Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Washday/Relaxer Update...Ending With A Bang!

So I feel like I've really been slacking on my washday posts and in reality I've been slacking on my hair too. As some of you already know I recently got engaged and have jumped head first into wedding planning and house hunting! It was a bit intense at first and my hair took a backseat. Needless to say my hair literally felt like straw no matter what I did, no matter how much moisturizer I used it felt awful. Partly because I was neglecting my hair and partly because I was trying to make a product work for me even though I knew it wouldn't. Needless to say that resulted in a minor set back that ended in a small cut *GASP* I know...y'all are probably thinking I had heart palpitations and broke out into a cold sweat. The other part to this story is that I've been bored out of my mind with my hair. I was tired of buns and my overall feeling about my hair was just blah. I was itching to make a change. I bravely walked into the salon and explained my dilemma to my beloved stylist (she cut me some slack due to wedding planning). It turns out that my hair wasn't as bad as I thought it was. Shrinkage told me a very dark and twisted tale. Thank God for shrinkage! I ended up only getting 1/2 inch cut from my ends, which I was totally happy with because it also gives my layers a chance to catch up! In addition I decided that I missed my bangs and needed something to jazz up my bun life so I got side swept bangs cut! Overall I was super pleased with my hair cut and basically I just cut off what I grew this relaxer stretch! How about a hand clap for the happy ending to this story! Now that I've told y'all what went down here's how my wash day went:

  • My stylist based my scalp and the perimeter of my hair as she always does. 
  • She sectioned my hair into four sections and began applying my relaxer (Mizani Sensitive Scalp Formula). Application and processing time took about 16-20 minutes. 
  • She rinsed thoroughly and applied my protein treatment for about 20 minutes. 
  • She then shampooed and sat me under the dryer for about 15 minutes. 
  • Next she removed the remaining moisture with a blow dryer and showed me what needed to be cut using the white paper method (the easiest way to spot thin ends!). 
  • She trimmed my ends and cut my bang :)
  • Because I'm in a I don't care what length it is as long as it's healthy mood I decided to get spiral curls! 
Oh I almost forgot to mention that I got to show my length retention pictures to one of my stylist' clients. She couldn't believe how far my hair has come in less than 2 years! 

Overall I really had an awesome experience as usual. While I did have a minor setback I'm back on track and back in the right mindset to keep my hair on track. Stay tuned for a product review about that product that attributed to my straw like hair dilemma! How was your wash day? 


The Wash Day Experience


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24 comments:

  1. Your hair looks great! Love the shine and the curls, I also went recently to get a trim and the stylist also said mine was not as bad as I though, we always think the worse when it come to our hair, lol!

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    1. Thank you! My stylist did her thing! Yes in my mind I just knew I was going to have to cut off like 4 inches!

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  2. Your spiral curls are gorgeous!
    Congratulations on your engagement!

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  3. wow, look at that hair! I love it.

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  4. Congrats on your engagement! You hair is so silky!! makes me wanna reach out and touch it..lol

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    1. Thank you! It's as silky as it looks! I'm trying to battle hand in hair syndrome right now lol!

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    2. I agree, looks so silky!! Congrats on your engagement, your hair looks lovely!

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    3. You have the shiniest silkiest curls EVER!!! I. want. your. stylist! Ha-ha!

      Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica

      KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    4. Thank you! I swear she sprinkles fairy dust every time she does my hair!

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  5. Congrats on the engagement. I'm glad to hear you only needed a trim vs an actual cut.
    Tiki | Grow It Girl

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    1. Thank you! Yes it was such a relief!

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  6. Look at the beautiful shine, your curls are popping.

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    1. Thank you! My goal is to see if I can recreate that shine consistently at home!

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  7. Your hair is so shiny:) Wishing you the best in your wedding preparations!

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully I can recreate that type of shine consistently at home!

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  8. Like for real, your hair soooo shiny. Wait, lemme get my sunglasses. :0) I love it! Those curls are poppa-licious.

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    1. Thank you! If only I can recreate this shine at home!

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