If you follow my blog, you already know that I relax my hair pretty frequently, usually around the 4-6 week mark. One thing I HATE about relaxers is how drying they can be – my hair would literally feel like straw afterwards! Not cool. All of the conditioners + deep conditioners I tried didn’t make a difference, and I would manipulate my hair as little as possible to avoid breakage. By the second weekly wash my hair would be back to normal, but by that point I’m 2-3 weeks away from going through the whole process over again! So frustrating!
One day (I wish I had a better discovery story), I randomly purchased Garnier Fructis’s 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment from the Triple Nutrition Line & tried it after a relaxer. MAGICAL I TELL YOU!!!!
My hair felt completely normal post-relaxer, no dryness, straw feeling, nothing! Just soft, flowy hair that felt (and looked) happy! You don’t just have to use it after a relaxer either – if I feel like my hair is feeling a little parched, I’ll slather (slather – is that a word?) it on before jumping in the shower. Best part – it’s not expensive! I used to pick up bottles from my local drugstore, but lately I’ve been having trouble finding it on the shelves… I’m really worried that they might discontinue it and recently ordered 10 bottles off Amazon. I paid $4.68/bottle, but just checked and it’s up to $8.81 now – I’d check back in a week or two to see if it goes back down or try to find it in a store near you. Check out the video for my technique – I swear it’s the easiest thing ever & completely worth it!
Do you have issues with dry hair? What products work best for you?