Hair Growth Challenge Update!!!: Relaxer Update #1 + Mini ORS Relaxer Review

Hey guys!  Time for a hair update!!!! And I’m super duper excited to share the results with you guys!!!!

So I relaxed one week shy of 16 weeks for a few reasons: 1. My mom was home this weekend and graciously was willing to do my relaxer; 2.
The next few weeks/weekends are most likely gonna be pretty crazy/hectic getting my life together/attempting to enjoy the summer; and 3. My hair was starting to rebel ever so quietly.  All in all, it was just about that time to put the relaxer in.  And a 15 week stretch is NO easy feat!  Especially when I almost punked out around 10 weeks.  Very proud of myself for sticking it out! 🙂

This go around, I tried out a new relaxer:

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Built-In Protection
No Lye Relaxer System

I must say that this relaxer is absolutely AWESOME!  The entire kit just blows my mind with all the stuff that it has inside.  The only thing that I do wish that it had was a petroleum base for my scalp and edges to protect it from getting any burns.  BUT, here’s the thing, even without ANY base applied, I didn’t get ANY chemical burns on my scalp!  And I definitely had a couple of itching spells throughout the preceding days.  So that definitely really impressed me!

So what comes in the relaxer kit?  As per Sally Beauty Supply online:  Kit includes: Olive Oil Built-In Protection No Lye Relaxer, Olive Oil Built-In Protection Activator, Creamy Aloe Shampoo, Replenishing Pak Conditioner, Olive Oil Incredibly Rich Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion, Olive Oil Wrap/Set Mousse, Latex gloves, mixing stick, step-by-step guide to proper relaxing at home.

The process went very smoothly.  So thankful that I have a mother of many talents…lol. I applied the relaxer, washed it out, then washed with the shampoo.  Then I DC’d with the Replenishing Pak conditioner (which smells HEAVENLY BTW), then rinsed with cool water.  Initially I roller set my hair…but then I got very annoyed by the heat.  I’m usually pretty good with bearing the cost for the sake of flyness, but it’s summer time in the DMV, no bueno.  So I got out of the dryer halfway through the process and blew my hair dry on warm air for the rest of the way.  THEN I took curling iron and put some big curls into my hair.  Here are the pics!





March 25, 2011


July 8, 2011


Do you guys see that??? It really is true, taking pics make the progress a lot more evident.  I am definitely very excited to see that I’m well on my way to my goal of APL.  I will try my best to stick to what’s been working for me (which reminds me, need to run the Split-Ender through my hair while it’s straightened….)

Here marks the beginning of another 16 week stretch!  See ya around October 28!

Love and God Bless,

– T


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