I switched from my mild relaxer to the ORS regular strength relaxer. I mentioned that I was planning to switch this up a while back. My synopsis is that ORS regular strength is similar to the mild relaxer I had been using, as far as the texture left to my hair. I went over the 10 minutes per each half of my hair that I meant. It may have been more like 15 or so but I still had some texture. I think this should be labeled as a mild relaxer. So I used the half and half method as I have previously. This time I did my halves vertically instead of horizontal. Once I rinsed the relaxer I did my protein step and neutralized using ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo. After neutralizing I applied French Perm Stabilizer Plus to my hair (worked into a lather and let it sit for 1 minute). This is a low pH (2.5) conditioner that helps return the hair to its normal acid balance after relaxing. I will have to do a review on this to give a lil more detail.
|Please excuse the mess in the background|
After rinsing out my deep conditioner I applied my leave-ins (DB Daily Leave In Conditioner - Sweet Creme and PMSS Serum). Finally I was able to pull of a wrap! Haven't been able to do that in a while. I missed my wraps. I tied on my silk scarf and let my hair air dry overnight. The next day I flat ironed my roots because I had planned to go get a trim, but didn't quite make it that far. Here were the results:
|without flash; wearing my length check tee from JGA|
|with flash; I hate how thin my ends look; texlaxing should nip|
this in the bud in time
After mentioning the flat ironing, I think I am officially DQ'd from the L4LPSC. I also used the flat iron at my last relaxer on Jan. 16. :-( But those were the only two times. I've been doing pretty well with the protective styling, though not creative. I didn't even think about it until just now. Oh well, I think I'm doing okay for a struggling newbie. I will have to do better though. Well, until next time. :]
Thanks for reading!