The week before a relaxer, use a heavy protein conditioner. I refer to that process as insurance. When you relax your hair, do not overlap. You should only apply the relaxer to the new growth. From the description that you gave, you have two textures of hair. Relaxed hair and natural hair.
Relax the new growth only, make sure that you do not over process your hair. Bone straight hair is over processed hair. Rinse the relaxer thoroughly. Everyone have their method, this is one method. After rinsing the relaxer thoroughly, apply a Reconstructor to your hair. Aphogee Reconstructor is good. Allow the Reconstructor to stay on your hair for five minutes, then rinse.
Use a neutralizing shampoo next and shampoo your hair. IMO, after a relaxer one cannot rinse and shampoo too many times. The object is to remove ALL traces of the chemical.
I like a colour coded shampoo such as Elasta QP Neutralizing Shampoo. Be gentle with your hair and scalp. Lightly go through the hair and scalp with the tips of your fingers. Allow the shampoo to remain on your hair, for five minutes each lather before you rinse. By doing so the shampoo is neutralizing the hair thoroughly.
Shampoo no less than three times, until there is no pink or purple bubbles from the shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse. Apply a leave in and style as usual. IMO, you can either wrap your hair or roller set your hair. If you have hair dryer, please use it or allow your hair to air dry. Try to stay away from direct heat as much as possible. Use a daily moisturizer daily, each time apply a small amount of oil to seal in the moisture.
One or two weeks after a relaxer, use a Reconstructor to condition your hair. The following week do a deep moisturizing treatment. Protect your hair before going to bed, secure a silk or satin scarf or bonnet on your head. Keep your hair balanced with moisture and protein. Eat right and drink no less than eight glasses of water per day.
Once you do all the right things your hair will thrive. Good luck
Edited by Claudie - Sep 09 2012 at 9:17pm