Hi all! As you may have noticed, I've transitioned to natural so my regimen has changed a bit. I'll still be blogging about relaxed hair care so this page of course will remain right where it is. To make it easier to navigate, I have created separate regimen pages for relaxed and natural hair. The regimen + staples for my natural hair is posted here.
I used to self-relax my hair ever 10-12 weeks with ORS Relaxer, lye, normal strength. The video of how I self-relaxed my hair is posted here.
I washed my relaxed hair every weekend. I posted about every wash day, both products and process. You can find my wash day rcaps in my wash day posts. The video of my normal wash day can be found here.
Here are the steps I followed for my relaxer wash days:
 Pre-poo (pre-shampoo treatment) by doing a hot oil treatment or using conditioner for at least 30 minutes or use my homemade detangler.
 Co-wash or use a clarifying shampoo when necessary to remove product build up.
 Tea rinse/coffee rinse OR protein treatment.
 Deep condition with my heat cap or steamer for minimum 30 minutes.
 Apply leave in conditioner, then serum.
9 times out of 10 I stretched my hair using the tension method and cold air, but I usually did a flexi rod set, roller set or air dry with scarf.
Maintenance and Styling
When wearing my hair down, I applied a little Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage to my ends to strengthen them against breakage (when rubbing against my clothing).
At night, I moisturized and sealed with grapseed oil. Then crossed wrap or loosely bunned my hair, and covered with silk or satin scarf. Click here for how I cross wrap my hair.
I did not comb through my hair during the week, and detangled with a comb only on wash days. When co-washing, I lightly detangled with my fingers.
I trimmed minimum .5" off after every touch up (or every time I straighten my hair ever 3-4 months)
To smooth my edges I used either aloe vera gel or Eco Styler Gel (Krystal) and a silk scarf to smooth out and tame my edges.
ORS Relaxer, lye formula, normal strength
Moisturizers & Leave-In Conditioners
Silk Dreams Hair Care Mocha Silk Hair Milk (moisturizer, I only used when I flat ironed my hair)
Pura Body Naturals Murumuru Moisture Milk (moisturizer & leave-in)
HairVeda Red Tea Satin Moisturizer (moisturizer)
Komaza Care Matani Leave-In Conditioner
Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner
Protein & Smoothing Conditioners
Serums & Heat Protectants
Grapeseed oil (my numero uno sealing oil)
Essential oils: eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree
Coffee (normally Folgers Instant)