25 July 2014

How I Relax My Hair! [Video Included]

Hey Beauties x

This post is to show you how i relax my hair. Like i said in my hair care routine/regimen post, i self relax; but for the purpose of this video, my big Sister done it for me. She wanted to create a video to show a fast, effective way that we do it (she filmed and edited the video). I relax my hair using the ORS Olive Oil No-Lye Relaxer In 'Normal' For Fine-Medium Hair Textures. We are not professionals, this is just how we relax our hair and the easiest/fastest routine that we have worked out so far. When you watch the video you will see that it got applied within 10 minutes which was super quick and this was because we found out a quicker method to apply it and also that my Sister (someone else) was doing it for me... however i normally take about 35/45 minutes to apply the relaxer as i do it myself. This in turn means that this time around my hair was under-processed as i didn't want to wait another 25 minutes or so with the relaxer in my hair as it would over-process. It's a bit hard to explain and understand lool but it makes sense. I do not relax my hair bone straight anyway, i do have texture left over; but i wouldn't call myself texlaxed. 

You will also be able to see that the back of my hair is shorter than the rest which is for reasons like, when my hair all broke really badly at the back a few years ago and it hasn't fully caught up to the rest that didn't break, even though i have been gradually trimming. As well as the nape (the very bottom) is the shortest as i only figured out a few months ago that it was the way tied my head scarf at night. I tied it so the knot was at the back and it was cutting/breaking my hair. So i now tie it at the front on my forehead and also put the scarf over my ears so there is no friction or any type of damage to my hair from the scarf rubbing against it. And i have definitely seen growth results since changing the way i tie my head scarf. The fact that i have been tying it like that for years has probably also been restricting the growth at the back as a whole. 

After washing out the relaxer, to show you that my hair was under-processed it was still a bit wavy at the roots. Again i don't relax my hair bone straight so when it is wet it's not dead straight and it has some texture to it, but the root was particularly more wavy.

DAMP HAIR - Just washed out relaxer

Now to the video!
I apologies in advance for the way i look in this video lool i think i look a bit weird as I'm talking, laughing and eating throughout haha and we was watching a movie too lol. Also the lighting gets dark too as it was becoming really late. 

Relaxed Thursday 12th June 2014

I will be cutting a few inches off my hair when i next get my relaxer, as i feel that then ends of my hair are really thin, old and over-processed. As well as i am trying to even it all out. I'm really excited and actually cant wait :-)

Genie xo

Denman Brush Review

Hi Guys x

Just thought i would do a quick review on this item i recently purchased which was a Denman Brush. I've heard many good things about this hair brush. I bought it from Paks for £4.99 and i got the 'Classic Styling Brush' which also comes in different sizes. On this back it says 'Ideal for smoothing and styling, suitable for all lengths and types of hair. Smooth, round-ended pins for gentle styling. Ergonomic handle for balance and comfort. Hygienic and durable. Consult with your hair stylist to achieve best results.'

I don't really use brushes that much, only a paddle brush and bristle brush when wrapping my hair at night. So when i saw this brush and i noticed that it didn't have the little balls at the end of the pins (as other brushes tend to have) i instantly thought that it should be good and might run through the hair differently; as i feel that brushes with the balls at the tip tend to rip out the hair more as they get wrapped around it. The pins in the brush are hard, but they are not stiff so they move as you brush the hair, which again causes less damage as it's not ripping the hair out. This is something i instantly noticed... it literally glided through my hair which i thought was amazing. Especially as around the time i bought it, i was due to relax my hair soon; so i had a lot of new growth and it was so thick that i found it difficult to comb through with my wide tooth combs. But this brush glided through it with ease and it's great for detangling; it literally saved me as i felt like i was ripping out so much hair with my normal and wide tooth combs which i thought was weird. I also use it at night when i wrap my hair, as i find it smooths and lays it down nicely for a silky finish.

The brush itself is very good quality and it looks sleek and professional. Overall i really like this brush, i am happy i purchased it and would recommend it.

Genie xo

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