Spent hours reading. The most important reads?
Detangled the braided hair with mix of V05 silky moisture conditioner, water, JBCO and based with honey shield.
Then instead of 1/8 cup oil for one kit/tup relaxer I did 1 cup relaxer (I have a huge tub of Motions lye) and 1 cup conditioner. Yup! Equal parts. I want to be as natural as possible because I haven't given up yet. Matter of fact, now it's all rinsed out, it doesn't look much different from my natural hair. It WAS easier to comb though.
This is when I took those blasted braids out