I deep conditioned on dry hair with Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque mixed with 1 tsp. JBCO and 1 tsp. Honey and a little Avocado Oil. I sat under my hooded dryer for 25 minutes.
Next I co-washed with Suave Almond and Shea Butter Moisturizing Conditioner;
Leave-in: Hask Placenta Super Strength Leave-In Instant Conditioning Treatment;
Immediately after spraying my hair with this leave-in my hair felt sticky, so I decided to leave it alone by pinning it up and leaving it to air dry. Afterwards, I read the instructions on the bottle and it said that I should let it penetrate for 3 minutes before styling as usual. After about 20 minutes, when my hair had dried some more, my hair did not feel sticky at all. This is a protein leave-in conditioner so I did not expect my hair to feel moisturised after…and it didn't, but my hair felt soft and fluffy and not crunchy as I was dreading.
Moisturise and seal: Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturiser and Sweet Almond Oil
I am 10 weeks post-relaxer and I'm at the stage where I need to figure out how and when I will end this relaxer stretch. My options are to put in braids at Week 12 and stretch until Week 16 or to relax my hair at Week 12. I am sort of leaning towards the latter option but will keep you posted as usual.