I got my relaxer today! It was definitely time…my hair was singing to me. The relaxer itself went fairly well..I got a couple burns and I also got a corrective relaxer to correct those under-processed parts. Turns out my hair was more kinky than straight so my stylist went over all of my hair with relaxer but before you scream that she’s whacko to do that, let me explain how she did it.
First she did my roots, so the relaxer had time to process the kinkiest areas first. After the roots were covered, she applied a very small amount of the relaxer throughout the length of my hair. When my roots were almost done, she pasted more relaxer on the length of my hair, this time to saturate it. So it was a sequential process. The relaxer sat on my hair for about 5 mins more then she proceeded with shampooing and styling.
I really like my stylist; she’s personable and knows her stuff, so I trust that if she didn’t think the corrective relaxer would have been good for my overall hair health she would have stopped me midway through my suggestion. She would not do this to my hair normally, but she could see what I meant about the kinkyness throughout the length of my hair.
I won’t know until my next wash whether those kinky areas are completely gone, but I’ll be monitoring. I’ll also be keeping a close eye on my hair to ensure I don’t experience any excessive breakage.
I also learned something new today. Like I mentioned earlier in my post, I got a few burns. Did you know that you can use Polysporin on the burn to prevent your hair from sticking to it? Well now you know…right after this post I’m rummaging through my medicine cabinet for some polysporin lol.
Oh, my stylist also commended me on my hair she said “whatever you’re doing keep doing it, you hair looks good”. Her exact words. I felt so pleased, like I had accomplished something. *Sigh* Well enough of me rambling. Here are some pics taken after the wind had tossed my hair to and for on the way home so excuse the whispy bits.