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Life, Growth, and Connection (This sunflower was nourished by my hands.) 2010; Photography by Benita Blocker. Please become a follower of this blog.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Six weeks and Five Days Post Relaxer

Judging by my hairline, my new growth at my roots is now officially beyond control. It has been almost seven weeks since my last relaxer touch-up. This is "double" the wait timeframe that I had been performing my touch-ups. Remember I was at about every four weeks? I know. I am always telling my clients that four weeks is too soon. I finally know that I need to listen to my own advice. Smile.

But on a separate note, I met another hairstylist while shopping in one of my favorite stores: Tuesday Morning on last month. I am planning to have her to perform my relaxer touch-up for me this week. With me performing my own relaxers, I really lose control at keeping the relaxer at my new growth/root area. So hopefully, with this hairstylist, I should not get so much relaxer overlap onto my previously relaxed hair.

I plan to have her to use the new formula of the Design Essentials regular relaxer with Shea Butter and Olive Oil. Why? I really think that this particular improved Design Essentials relaxer is a midway point between the Mild True Indulgence (T/I) and the Regular True Indulgence (T/I) relaxer. I believe the Mild T/I relaxer is not strong enough for my type 4c curl pattern, but the Regular T/I relaxer is more aggressive than what I want touching my scalp since I am needing touch-ups within a six weeks period.

I plan to remove my "Holiday Hair" before she performs the relaxer touch-up this week. I will keep you posted on how it goes! Until then, it is "hat time."


  1. Ms. Benita, it seems that I too need to re-touch (Silk Elements)approximately every 4 weeks. I believe as a result of me getting a retouch every 4wks my hair is very thin at the top. I'm at the point where am frustrated and ready to shave it all off. Before I go to that extreme, I wanted your opinion on Mizani Thermasmooth System. I could use this to extend the time between retouching and possiable making the transition to natual hair. Please help!!!

    1. It has been awhile since I tried the Thermasmooth System. Honestly, resistant type 4c hair like mine does best without trying to straighten it. I would go into protective styling mode for about six months keeping the hair clean, braided and moisturized with natural leave-in conditioners. Sorry, I do not have a better answer for you.