Self Relaxer Results August 2010 + Brief ExplanationWednesday, September 01, 2010
Relaxer took place: August 7th 2010
How Many Weeks Post: Relaxed at 11-12 weeks post (A little before the Castor Oil Challenge ended..I did the Ultimate level & it works!!)
Relaxer Used: Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Lye Normal Strength
Other tools: 2 Rat-tail combs, 2 pairs of tight latex gloves (very easy to feel new growth with), towels, timer.
- Detangled with Mane N Tail Detangler the day before
- Put JBCO on scalp the day of relaxer
- Put Coconut Oil and Vaseline on previously relaxed hair on day of relaxer
Method/Technique: Relaxed at home with the help of my sister. We parted the hair in 4 quadrants (2 in the front and 2 in the back). I took over the front portion and she relaxed the back portion. I pre-parted the hair in the front vertically and 2 strand twisted each section to make the process go faster. My sister pre-parted & 2 strand twisted the hair in the back section horizontally for fast and easy access. I went through the front 2-3 times (relaxing only the new growth) and she went over the back twice with smoothing (relaxing only the new growth).
I neutralized approx. 5 times with ORS Neutralizing shampoo then shampoo'd with Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo. I did a deep treatment with ORS Replenishing Conditioner mixed with JBCO, EVOO, Avocado and EVCO left it on for 30mins with heat. Rinsed and applied Scurl No Drip Activator as a leave-in and One n Only Argan Oil as a heat protectant/serum on damp hair. I air dried then proceeded to flat iron with my CHI camo flat iron. No trim.