Does any one know if Dark & Lovely make a Lye (sodium hydroxide) relaxer ? I remember back in the day, this is the one that was used on me, and my hair always came out straight. Now I have VERY relaxer resistant hair and most brands I have used just make me very underprocessed and give me a soft afro. I know it is not the technique I use as I have tried several of the effective and safe techinques kindly posted by members here. My sister and I are having the same problem !! The brands I have used are : Phyto Index I & II - resulted in too much calcium build up and a soft afro Motions Lye Super - left on for maximum time, still a soft afro Hawaiian Silky Lye Mild - soft afro Beautiful Beginings Course - soft afro Soft & Beautiful Botanicals Texurizer - Calcuim build up, no texture change. I wear braids most of the time and relax every 6 months, but my hair is so thick I need something to make it manageable. I also tried blow drying and flat ironing my hair, but this did not make much of a difference. I have 4z African hair, both parents West African (Nigeria & Ghana). This hair of mine has broken several combes ! Even the African wooden afro combes we call 'Oyeyah' (sp?) I would be grateful for any lye relaxer suggestions as I lose progress with no-lye relaxers. I really need your help girls ! TIA.