I began by parting my hair into 4 sections
 Based my scalp with some good ol’ Blue Magic Coconut Oil hair grease (do any of you still have grease sitting around?) and then covered my previously relaxed strands with Roux Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner.
 With my handy dandy Aqua Sprush, I applied Dark & Lovely No-Lye Relaxer in Regular Strength to my new growth. Application and smoothing time took me about 25 minutes. Rinsed my hair with warm water.
 As a mid-relaxer protein treatment I used Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus and let it sit for about 15 minutes which is longer than necessary and my hair felt stiff, but after I rinsed it went back to normal.
 Neutralized my hair 4 times with the shampoo that came with the kit
 Deep conditioned with Crème of Nature Intensive Conditioning Treatment. I covered my hair with a plastic cap and allowed it to sit on my hair for 1 hour. Rinsed with cold water
 T-shirt dried my hair for 20 minutes
 Lightly misted my hair with ApHogee Keratin &Green Tea Restructurizer. Applied Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl &Style Milk and sealed with my oil mix. I also oiled my scalp, usually after I relax my hair I suffer from a dry scalp so I am just trying to be proactive.
I let my hair air dry in a bun the rest of the day.
The next day…
Since my hair was pretty straight I just knocked a few bumps out of my hair with my flat iron and prepared to cut my ends.
So as you can tell I made it to full bra strap length before the cut, this is similar to my last length check which is frustrating but it also makes me happy because now I have a clear goal for this next stretch: I need to focus on retention by taking better care of my ends. My nape is still a mess, maybe worse than before so I need to work on that too (sorry, no pics). My ultimate hair goal, as far as length, is to reach the 5 line on my length check t-shirt.
Overall, I am pretty happy with the health of my hair, especially my bang area. 18 months ago when I began my hair journey, my bang was up to my eyebrows and now it is beyond my chin!
When’s your next Touch Up?
What has been the most exciting change you seen since beginning your HHJ?