Relaxed 16 week stretched hair
I have completed my 16 week stretch successfully. I had no major breakage or shedding. When my hair reached 8 weeks post I left my hair up in a bun like 90% of the time from that time on. I only would on encounter the new growth on wash days. I did the inversion method continuously throughout the stretch and I received good results. I gained 3 inches in 3 months so that’s 1 inch a month. I did cut 2 inches of my hair but it was regrown by the inversion method. I also did a 2 month heat challenge just so I would not damage my hair with heat styling tools too much and it was successfully. This was the best stretch I ever had in a long time. ☺
Smooth Relaxed Hair With/Without Heat
1) Washing hair: (a) Use a clarifying shampoo so all of the built up products won’t get in the way of your smooth finish. This build up can infringe on getting smooth hair because the hair cannot absorb the new “smoothing” products correctly.
I recommend: TRESemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo follow up with a moisturizing wash out conditioner.
(b) Do a CoWash. If you do not use a lot of products in your hair or you just had a clarifying wash recently you can skip the shampoo step. This promotes the hair to obtain more moisture. I recommend: Organix Moroccan Argan Creme conditioner
(2)Deep Conition/Hot Oil Treatment (a) Deep Conditioning gives the hair extra moisture. Having dry hair cannot lead to smooth hair. Evenly (from tips to roots) moisturized hair equals smooth strands. I recommend: ORS Replenishing Conditioner. (b) Hot oil treatment makes the oils (ex. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil) penetrate the hair shaft directly. This makes sure that all of the moisture that was absorbed by the hair stays there. I recommend using olive oil or Argan oil.
(3) Leave Ins- Using serums is the last step into having smooth relaxed hair. Serums keep fly aways from occurring. Make sure use a light weight serum so hair will not become heavy from product. Also try to get a heat protecting serum. I recommend: Ogranix Coconut Oil Anti-Breakage Serum.
Applying Heat: Pre tangle hair.
(1) Blow drying- Use an ionic blow dryer and use it on cool setting so the cuticles of your hair can remain closed. Dry hair in 4 sections to avoid tangles.
Flat iron- Use a ceramic flat iron to ensure hair’s smoothness. Flat iron hair in smaller sections so the heat can be evenly distributed. Put iron on medium setting for heat. Having to much heat can cause hair to lose moisture resulting in frizzy hair. Use a fine tooth comb (rat tail comb) simultaneously with the flat iron so hair can be lined up straight before ironed. (get a small amount if hair, hold comb near to the scalp, place flatiron on the roots of the hair then go down the hairs with the comb combing through right in front of the flatiron coming behind it all the way down to the tips)
After wrap hair and then put on a satin/silk scarf or cap.
Roller Setting: Get the right amount and width of rollers for your hair length. Make sure hair is detangled and wet. If hair is not soaking wet or is dried before rolled on the roller hair will become frizzy. Stay underneath the dryer until hair is completely dried. Do not disturb hair while drying. When taking out the roller do it one by one gently. Comb through the hair with a wide tooth comb.
Air Drying: detangle hair. Gently brush hair back in one direction. Tie a satin/silk scarf around hairline to keep the hair in place while drying. Part hair vertically (up/down) loosely twist the sections of hair separately then clip them up with hair pins. Leave hair alone. Every hour check if hair is dry by feeling the roots. About after 4-6 hours depending on hair thickness. Take out everything then apply a little of oil on your hair, about 4 drops. Wrap hair in a satin/silk scarf or cap.
ive tried a corrective relaxer twice (regular strength) and my hair is STILL under processed in some areas and straight POOFY all around! should i use coarse strength? how can i make my hair smooth without heat? im scared HELP
Hello :)this happened to me once. You should wait for about 4 weeks(1 month) then use extra strength/coarse relaxer and this make sure you distribute the relaxer evenly to all places where the “new” new growth is. Ask a friend to help apply. But since this is extra strength and you have used regular strength twice already I suggest that you follow the complete processing time labelled on the relaxer or a little less than the time suggested for processing. Leaving the extra strength on your hair may cause the opposite, over processing.
For getting smooth hair without using heat starts off with how you wash your hair, which products you use, what brushes or combs you use and to how gentle/rough you treat your hair.
I will make a post very soon explaining this for you and recommending products and tips for you. Come back to my page. To check. I will tag your username in the post.
11 Weeks Post Relaxer
My new growth is thick and healthy !
Through the inversion method I have receive more new growth than I usually get with my 16 week stretch. I don’t know exactly how much growth the inversion method has given me due to me cutting 2 inches of my hair and I have also been on my No Heat Challenge. I can’t wait until April to check out my results. 😁
how long did it take you to reach bra strap?
It took me about 9 months. I believe it should taken me a shorter time but I had a few setbacks.
For those of you with relaxed hair, what do y’all do to combat breakage? Like what products and stuff do you use?
I moisturize my hair with a water based moisturizer and then I seal it with Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. Do this daily.