I’ve been through a lot with my hair. Over the past 5 years, I’ve been relaxed, natural and loc’ed. And while I love my natural hair, my relaxed hair days were a ton of fun too! The picture above is circa 2005. I used to go to the salon every week and get my hair wrapped, set and curled. I was rocking short flips in the front, in the back, anywhere!
There were some staple products that made my hair thrive during these days. I don’t think I had discovered Redken yet (which if I had, I probably would have stayed relaxed MUCH longer), but I was a Mizani/Nexxus/Miss Key freak!
Miss Key 10 en 1 is a Dominican conditioner that I used as a conditioner and deep conditioner. I swore by it. I lived for it. Anytime I go to beauty supply stores in NYC I am still tempted to pick up a jar, even though it did nothing for my natural hair. The Redken products that I wish I would have found are the “Extreme” collection. I used these on my natural hair, and they were great, but my hair was in pretty good shape at the time, so I didn’t really need it. But, as for my relaxed hair that was extremely chemically treated, dyed, blow dried, sizzled and anything else you could think of…Extreme would have been a God send!
My stylist Veronica has always done the BEST hair color and styles on me. They were always very rich in color and looked SO vicious. If you’re in the DC/MD/VA area, visit her salon, Hair On You. For all of my favorite products for relaxed hair, click the “relaxed hair” tag under this blog post to see the many product reviews I created back in the day. If you’re really bored, here is an online photo album with my relaxed hair progress!