I ended my stretch after 16 weeks and 5 days. I had thinning ends, and so I need to make some changes to my hair regimen. Check out this video to see my relaxer day process, my trim, and what I plan to do to change my hair for the better.
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Q:I just recently tried to texlax my natural hair with a kiddie perm (dark and lovely no lye no mistake creme relaxer) because I was too scared to use a lye relaxer on my own and now my hair is relaxed at the roots and at the length of my hairline but not the ends. What do you suggest I do to get my hair all one texture? Also, I had did a mid rinse protein treatment and deep condition but my hair feels hard still and it never felt that way while it was natural. What's the problemv
Personally, I would just leave it and just work with it until it grows out. But if it’s very underprocessed and you don’t think you can stand it, you (or a stylist preferably) can attempt to do a corrective relaxer on the areas that are underprocessed after 6 weeks (consult a beautician to be sure that it’s underprocessed).
The dryness is probably from calcium build up, which is blocking your hair’s ability to take in moisture and protein. I experienced that same weird dryness after I used a no-lye relaxer for the first time. To alleviate that try using a Chelating Shampoo: More information about that can be found here. and check here for some examples of chelating shampoo
I use a chelating shampoo on relaxer day and the week after, which helps to ensure that I don’t get that dryness. I hope this helps!
Happy Hair Growing,
Here are the Conditioners that I mentioned and reviewed in this video:
Here are the Leave-In Treatments and Styling Aids Mentioned in this video:
Troubleshooting — My Hair Feels Off :/
My last wash day started like every other wash day. Detangle… shampoo…deep condition…T-shirt dried…and finish up with my leave-ins. But once my hair was completely dry something wasn’t right. My hair looked like it always does, but this time it was rough and wasn’t its normal soft fluffy moisturized self. At first I thought maybe it was because I had reached a rough spot in my stretch, but I’m only 9 weeks post relaxer — that’s far but not far enough to be giving me trouble. I sat for a few moments trying to figure out what went wrong… and then without much thought I grabbed my spray bottle with water and my blow dryer. Next thing you know I was re-wet my hair, applying Redken Smooth Down Serum and blow drying my hair. I’m not sure why I did it…actually I do know why, I thought it would smooth and soften my hair, but when I was done my hair looked and felt exactly the same. What a waste, smh. It’s been almost a week and I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out what’s going on. In the meantime, I’ve been moisturizing my hair each morning. Read More…