I am currently still stretching, and according to my ticker I am 6 months post relaxer. Buns are my main style these days.
After deep treating and detangling my hair I leave in a handful of conditioner in my hair, then wrap it up in my microfiber towel. After at least 30 minutes, sometimes more (at least until it's a bit damp and not dripping wet), I grab my denman brush, shoe lace and scrunchie, then make my usual side part. Using the denman brush, I brush the front, it never smoothes down or anything so I use my eco styler protein brown gel to smooth it down ( some people like to mix it with oils in their palms to prevent the hardness you get after it dries, but I don't mind) I apply the gel, I brush and gather my hair into a ponytail, using the shoe lace I tie my hair up, but not extremely tight because you will have a migraine later. Then I apply some oils to my ends and wrap them into a nice bun then secure with my scrunchie. And call it a day!.
At night, I take out the shoelace and scrunchie, spray the front area or where ever I put the brown gel with a bit of conditioner mixed with water, seal my ends with oils after then tie my silk scarf and head to bed, in the morning it's so much easier to do my bun again without worrying about repeating the whole process over again.