2013 Relaxed Hair Buddy Thread

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  1. EnExitStageLeft

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    I'm officially on a no product buy until JUNE 30TH.

    Cattypus1 xu93texas Altruisticoam yoli184 KiWiStyle shortdub78

    WATCH ME LIKE A HAWK! The flesh is weak and the struggle is most definitely real, but I'm going to make it. If I do, I will treatment myself to a lil' Silk Dreams haul. I will only get 2 Shea What Deux's, 1 Destination Hydrations, and 1 Nourish oil.....PRAY FA' ME BUDDIES!:pray:
     
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    Am I buddied up? If not I need some :grin:
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    I gotcha back, girl! What the heck am I talking about...I followed you kicking and screaming to the surf and swipe party the other night...LOL! I can't help you! Good luck. :)
     
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    I'll be watching you both!

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    well just add me to the list! :lachen:
     
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    Oh Lawd, not you too?! Altruisticoam we have our work cut out for us.

    I don't want to see y'll over in the use up your stash 2014 thread trying to use up, sell and giving away stuff. Thank goodness I don't have the urge to purchase any hair products because everything I have works so well, I can't imagine better. I have no excessive breakage, shedding has decreased dramatically, my hair is thickening, growing and retaining. I think it's NJOY'S new growth oil that is behind the low shedding OR the change in season.

    I'm all good over here on cruise control with my regimen and products. Maybe you ladies haven't gotten there yet? Maybe we can all help each other get to that point. I was able to start buying my professional grade equipment after I quit being a product junkie because my money was in my pocket and not at Sally's and Ulta every week.

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    :lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen: Chile Imma' try........(let me speak this thang into existence)......what I mean't was I'M GOING TO DO IT AND SUCCEED!





    .......but mainly because I REALLY want the Silk Dreams :look:...:grin:
     
  8. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Listen to you actin all grown up and thangs...y'all gon need to reign us in or we gon drown is some silk dreams...LOL. Now you gon make me investigate some NJOY...STOP IT, Kiwi...you're supposed to be helping! Okay, I'm in the no-buy zone for June too. I will keep y'all posted as I go thru withdrawal.
     
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    We got this :grin:
     
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    Lol, just trying to keep things 100. I know y'll can do it and my bad about the growth oil.

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    Happy New Year Relaxed Beauties! Let's get this year started right! Buddy up! Please post your stats so your buddy can find you:

    How many weeks post are you right now? 31

    How long are you stretching? Maybe no longer than 20 weeks next time, this is the pitts!

    Any other info?
    I am looking to start a regimen, but I am more than a little overwhelmed. I know all of yje components but there are so many products out there that I don't know where to start!
     
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    Week 10 and still going great! Let's not celebrate because my status is subject to change quickly at any moment. I'm aiming for 2 week stretches from here to psych myself out until I get to a point of frustration and/or hair loss -- I'm refuse to risk my nerves or my strands. Next 2 week milestone is 12 weeks. Be in touch! sunnieb Nix08 baddison DominicanBrazilian82 Cherry89 and others I might have missed.
     
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    I do this and it works! I do mini stretches because the long haul can seem so daunting at times.

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    IDK If I answered this - but I'm feeling chatty... Even with the telax it seems like my favorite time post relaxer is like weeks 2-6 or 7... those are perfect texture happy easy to manage hair time... After week 8 the NG starts Debo-ing my wash days!
     
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    Debo-ing...ROTFL!!!

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    Preach girl!
     
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    divachyk - Glad to know your stretch is going so well! Boy, I think I've actually stopped counting weeks. I have my next relaxer date marked on the calendar and I'm just patiently waiting...:grin::grin: Cowashing is such a lifesaver. I only cowash once a week, but when I do: Good stuff.
     
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    baddison, I count because it ensures I don't run up on no issues without notice. Around weeks 8-10, I always have a week where my hair freaks out. Cowashing has really helped to control some of those random occurrences. I've been using SCurl and baggying. My hair really likes glycerin under a baggy, not so much with applying and wearing it outside. SCurl has really made my ng feel very moisturized. I'm glad I revisited this.
     
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    Cattypus1 xu93texas Altruisticoam yoli184 KiWiStyle EnExitStageLeft

    ok ya'll i got a relaxer today. it was Nairobi. i went to the salon. i had so much drama with my hair last night. she told me i shouldn't have experienced tangling and knotting like that. she said if felt like either i wasn't using quality products or i have hard water. i said protein overload? she said yes! that's what it felt like to her. she stated if my hair wasn't falling out/breaking badly, i should stay away and leave it to a professional. she also didn't want to give me the color i wanted. she said she wanted to wait to see how my hair responds to having a touchup. i just wanted a blue black rinse. she relaxed me bone straight. after washing, she applied a conditioner and left it on for several minutes. she rinsed, detangled, and applied Nairobi wrap foam lotion. i sat under the dryer until completely dry. she combed me out, applied a serum, and flat iron. my hair feels like silk. it has movement and i can get a comb through it with no problem.

    i really have been underprocessing my hair. my hair is very fine, so since i have been relaxing it on my own, it appears much thicker. i may try to go twice a month and have her do my relaxer for now on. plus, she is extended family and 5 mins from the house.

    another thing, since i left the salon, i haven't experienced any shedding...
    i think i am just going to stick with my Mizani until Silk Dreams gets here. i will go really light with product.
     
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    I'm glad it went well for you...sounds like you've found someone you can trust. Can't wait to see the pics.
     
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    I do have buddies!!! Yay!!!

    Currently 7 weeks post in my 3rd consecutive 20 week stretch! Stretching has gotten easier. And although I'm still relatively early on in my stretch, I'm finding my hair to be a lot more manageable. I'm using ceramides (natural and synthetic) and rollersetting weekly. I've been using a lot more heat lately than I would like; however, I am taking the necessary moisture precautions to at least maintain health. How far are you ladies into your stretches?
     
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    sunnieb Nix08 baddison Cherry89 divachyk

    Ladies... How often are you doing "hard" protein treatments and what are you using? I usually do one a week before I relax; but that equates to only once every 20 weeks.

    All on this thread please feel free to reply.
     
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    I only do hard protein treatments before and after a texturizing as well. However, I do light to medium protein treatments (depending on my hairs needs) every other week because my hair craves the stuff :lick:. I have mix porosity hair (normal to high) so my hair needs it in order to thrive. Are you protein sensitive?
     
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    EnExitStageLeft Nope! My hair lurves protein. I also do weekly/bi-weeklylight proteins (Aphogee 2 Min and Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Condish). I was just curious how often people are doing hard protein treatments that relax/texlax. When you say you do it after you texturize, how long after? And for that matter, how long before?
     
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    That S Curl and bagging is the best moisturizer on earth in the Summer! I started using s curl a few weeks back and I'm like, where have you been all my life. I don't know how the old formula worked but the new formula is like music to my hair.

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    I had to stop doing hard protein treatments because I always got protein overload. Now I do protein every week either SSI Okra or Marie Dean Olive Wheat and Berry and my hair is thriving. Sometimes I may even throw in a cowash condish that has a splash of protein...
     
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    Me and protein are lovers, lol!! After being on my hhj for just over two years, I've just recently realized regular light, med and heavy protein treatment is the heartbeat of my hair retention. I have a powerful moisturizing DC treatment concoction that it can easily take me from being perfectly balanced to moisture overload quickly if I'm not careful. So far the balancing act is on point!

    I was doing aphogee 2-step every 6-8 weeks, rotating between that and Joico k-pak deep penetrating reconstructor. I use aphogee 2-minute whenever I felt the need.

    That was then my new regimen:
    I use Nexxus Emergencee (my baby daddy) strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor just before I relax and six 6-8 weeks later. In between I use Aphogee 2 minute or aphogee keratin & green tea reconstructor.

    I believe the collagen and silk amino acids in the Nexxus is what makes my hair feel out of this world fantastic! I might give my joico k-pak to my daughter because I can't seem to work it in my regimen anymore. Also the aphogee 2-step is no longer in rotation because I get much better results with Nexxus but without the mess.

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