My New Hair Care Regime Since I've Cut & Relaxed My Hair

Today’s blog post is sponsored by Dove.

In my last post, I talked about my hair journey and my decision to cut and relax my natural. It was something that I toyed with for half of 2016 and all of 2017. Now I’m one month into #TeamShortHairDontCare and #TeamRelaxed and I have absolutely no regrets. My hair is so much easier to manage. It’s hard to believe I was spending so much energy on my hair. On top of that wasted energy, my hair was starting to break off because I was fighting the unwinnable battle of keeping it naturally straight. I’m happy to report that my new short relaxed pixie cut requires way less of my time (I’m still late to things though), less heat (I did have to buy new styling tools) and less product (I found a few I now swear by). Since a lot of you guys reached out on Instagram asking how I care for my short relaxed hair here’s my new hair care regime!


My New Hair Care Regime Since I've Cut & Relaxed My Hair

As you can imagine washing my hair takes half the time. The first time I washed my hair I ODd on shampoo as if I had hair. Talk about a waste of product. But even though I am saving time on washing my hair I basically exchanged that time spent for the time under the hooded dryer time (which every girl hates).

After I wash my hair I mold it with a setting lotion or mousse (my favorite is Nairobi Wrapp-It Shine Foaming Lotion). Then I sit under the hooded dryer for about 45 minutes. I found a really affordable hooded dryer on Amazon.  Then I bump my hair a bit with my flat iron and I’m done. This whole process might take an hour.

Daily maintenance

Before I go to bed, I tie a scarf around my head and put a bonnet on for added protection (they both usually magically appear on the floor around 3 am when my head has had enough). About four days after my wash day, I spray Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo on my hair to get rid of the natural oils that my hair produces.

My New Hair Care Regime Since I've Cut & Relaxed My Hair

Aside from absorbing the oils that build up in my hair, Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo adds the volume back to my hair without me having to re-curl my hair. One of my main goals is to stop putting so much heat on my hair. It also gives my hair a new refreshing smell. In January I started working out (again, hush) and it has really helped stretch out my wash days when I workout. The best part of this product is that it’s super easy to use.

My New Hair Care Regime Since I've Cut & Relaxed My Hair

Always remember to shake your Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo before and during use. You’re going to want to section off your hair and spray about 8-12 inches away from your roots. Then massage through your roots so that the product will absorb oil. Then you can brush or comb the product out. I didn’t have any residue so after I massage I just go, LOL.

This past month of hair maintenance has me questioning the last decade of my life. Why have I been struggling to keep my hair clean when I have products like Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo? #DovePartner #RefreshObsessed

My mind is blown!

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Disclosure: While this post is sponsored by Dove, you beauties know that all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my blog possible!

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  1. January 29, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing new to me Dove hair product. My hair is short & relaxed and will tell anyone it’s easier to manage. Wash, air dry & curl once a week and spend less time doing my hair than my makeup.

  2. February 23, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Dove is one of the leading brand. All of their products are really reliable and trustworthy.

  3. Tracy Russell
    March 2, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    Hi Ty! Your cut is marvelous! It’s also cute on you. I’m 52 and believes I am. I went natural over grow years ago. I’m mingle gray. Hair is a high agro. Need a cute style. Would like to have it silk pressed can’t seem to find a great climatologist at a reasonable price. Can you give me any advice?

  4. Chrissy
    July 21, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    I love my short cut. I finally went ahead and did the Big Chop. What I did not know is I would have to get my hair relaxed. Smfh I was not prepared for that and that’s the only thing I’m regretting. I wanted to be completely natural!!!!

  5. Roxanne Gordon- Higgins
    August 14, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Thanks for this article! After pregnancy my hair texture changed and my curls were not the same. When I decided to chop off my hair and relax it I got a lot of “hair shame”. I went natural because of a trend as well and when it got to an awkward length I would get frustrated. As you said… why should I struggle? I am 150% satisfied with my relaxed hair and I use less product, it’s affordable for me and saves me time! Thanks to you there is no shame here!!!

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