As many of you know, I have just completed my six month stretch of my relaxer. As of right now I am on week one and wanted to show you how great (and healthy) my hair looks after the first week. I had a lot of growth, a little over four inches to be exact, even after I had a trim. I must admit, it is definitely growing much faster than I expected, especially since I have a relaxer and permanent color but that just goes to show that as long as you are taking care of your hair to keep it healthy, it will grow!
For the first shampoo after my relaxer I used the products from my own line, Silk Hydration by L. Jones. I started with the clarifying shampoo (Extreme Clean) to ensure that all of the dirt, oil, and residue was removed. I then used the moisturizing shampoo (Extreme Moisture) to add the good moisture (including liquid silk) back in.
Once I got done shampooing, I then put on the daily conditioner and let sit for just a few minutes before rinsing. Next, I generously applied the leave-in conditioner and combed all the way through the hair. The leave-in conditioner not only adds an extra layer of moisture, but it also detangles the hair and acts as a heat protectant as well. That is why I apply generously.
I am truly enjoying this freshly relaxed hair! I usually feel this way until around month three (week 12). Then it starts to sink in that I have three more months to go and is not as easy. It is still very much manageable though which is why I continue my stretch.
To maintain my hair all I have to do is wrap it. That is it! My routine is very simple. I shampoo once per week and wrap every night. I keep the heat to a minimum and stretch my relaxer. Your hair will do the rest on its own.