Relaxed Hair Thread

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sweetpeadst, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. LaidBak

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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    You had great progress! How often were you hennaing back then?
    I am rebuilding my regimen and I'd like to add use of neutral henna back into it. I already use neutral protein filler and grapeseed oil. But I know henna is something I can benefit from.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    LaidBak I was hennaing monthly. Yes my relaxed hair loved it. I'm about to have my hubby wash it out for me now. Thank you lady!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    LaidBakWhat is this neutral henna you speak of? And what is a neutral protein filler? I'm curious/interested. TIA...
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    The scarf method worked wonders for my 10 weeks post ng in the front. I wish there was away to get this same smoothness in the back.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    nakialovesshoes

    I used the wrong name. Some people call it Neutral Henna but I guess I should use the proper name Cassia Obovata. It gives the benefits of henna without the color. I found a thread on it a year or so ago and tried it a few times.
    From Mehandi.com

    • Cassia obovata is a plant with a golden-yellow dye molecule
    • Cassia Obovata makes your hair shiny, healthy and strong.
    • Cassia will make bleached, damaged blond hair thick and silky.
    • Cassia will restore youthful golden color to dull or graying blond hair.
    There is NO such thing as neutral henna or blond henna! Much of what is sold in boxes called neutral or blond henna is Cassia Obovata, usually with unlisted adulterants. Cassia obovata will make damaged hair silky, thick, lustrous, and helps keep your scalp healthy, just as henna does. This has a golden yellow dye molecule, but it won't show up on your hair unless you are very pale blond or gray. Cassia will not make dark hair golden. Cassia will make gray or blond hair golden.

    Same with neutral protein filler. I found a thread on it years ago.
    From the Sally's website:

    • Equalizes hair porosity for even color absorption and development
    • Repairs previously damaged protein bonds
    • Protects hair against new chemical damage
    • Seals color within the cortex
    • Adds body, volume and a lustrous sheen

    Ensures marvelous color results. Repairs previously damaged protein bonds and protects hair against new chemical damage.

    Can be used to make an "excellent protein hair reconstructing conditioner" by diluting it with 1/3 water.
     
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    Bump.....

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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    HOLA!

    Sitting under the hair dryer. Bought some Nioxin Silk Elixir from Ulta yesterday on sale for $6.99 so I'm trying it out for the first time. I read some threads here that it is great for rollersets so we shall see....
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I'm sorry to hear that. My stylist moved so I have to find another one to do my touch-ups and trims :perplexed.

    I go in for a consultation with a new stylist next week.

    Your post confirmed that I need to wait until I'm comfortable with a stylist before I allow her to trim my hair.

    Again, sorry to hear about your setback.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I relaxed last night with Phytopecific Index 2 and air dried. The first pic is pre-relaxer and the others post relaxer. I know my ends are jacked up.

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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    Sorry I don't know why the last 2 pics turned out so big.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    Just did a cassia treatment. Hoping this is what I need to give me extra boost to get to APL and beyond!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I did my first Henna treatment last night using the Jamila brand. I was NOT prepared for the amount of clean up I had to do.

    My hair feels super soft today, and it lighted on a dark brown color. I only let it sit for an hour. Next time I will try longer.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    Bump........
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I've been having some mild shedding. So, I've started doing Black Tea Rinses. I'm hoping it is my Seasonal Shedding and nothing to be alarmed about. I've been monitoring it closely.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    My hair feels super good after my cassia treatment! Its almost perfect;, soft, moisturized, very little breakage, and cooo to the touch.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I'm a few days shy of being 14 wks post and I'm so proud of myself :woot:.. I plan on relaxing at 16 wks. I will relax and trim. My goal is to get my relaxed hair thicker hopefully by stretching my relaxers.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I love my relaxed hurrr! I love the swanggg! It sends me swangin like Mint Condition. I will relax again with my favorite Linanage Shea Butter on Thursday! ooooh can't wait! I'm going to take pictures too!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    Just want to vent. My mom just called me to tell me she will pick me up to go with her to the salon so I can get a "real" perm! And she offered to pay too. She has never offered to pay for anything for me and I'm a grown woman but now a salon perm? I told her NO! I've allowed salons to ruin my hair for years and I'm doing fine on my own. This is the longest my hair has ever been and she can't deny that. Rant over. I still love my mama though. Oh and I flat ironed on Sunday and she couldn't keep her hands out of my head.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    LOL, That's funny, I think a lot of people don't understand that the key to longer hair is low manipulation, they think it supposed to look all sleek and neat all the time. My mom can't stand the cousins or ( peas) on the back of my head, and says i should perm more often.:nono:
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I will be 4 months post tomorrow. Stretching works for me and I usually go upto 6 months. I can't wait for relaxer day. My hair hasn't been whippable for a while.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Thanks ladies for the support

    Here's my flatironed hair at 8 weeks post. I airdried with no leave ins and used sunflower oil (ceramides) to flat iron. I was heavy handed on my ends but I was trying to protect them from the heat. Other than that, I loved my results. It took so long and I won't be flat ironing again for a while. LOL!
     
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    bebezazueta I see you girl!!! Your hair looks amazing! You'll be WL in no time. Keep it growing!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    A relaxed newbie here. Hey, y'all!
     
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    Someone tell me I'm not crazy. For the last few nights I've been having trouble sleeping so I end up thinking abt my upcoming relaxer (sept 27th, self relax). I go through the steps in my mind over and over again, making small changes and changing my mind abt different things. I'm excited to relax because I have a pretty good amount of new growth and I'm tired of all this shrinkage making my bun look like a donut hole. I want to let my hair out for awhile and be able to cowash as often as I want without worrying abt reversion like when I get a blowout. I'm doing my first corrective :)


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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    Brittster - remember to post pics in the relaxer reveal thread when you relax!

    toni44 - I know! It's like in order to be relaxed, we are supposed to have bone straight hair 24/7. Heaven forbid you actually show your newgrowth! I don't use heat, so you know my "cousins" are on display for all to see! Shoo, I ain't shame....

    AryaStarr258 - welcome newbie! I'll tag you in some other threads you might like.

    kupenda - you are not crazy! The night before my first self-relaxer, I had a dream about the entire process. It was so clear, that when I woke up, I thought I'd actually already relaxed! I think I just did so much research and read up on so many relaxing topics, that I just had it on my mind. I was so programmed to believe that only a stylist could successfully apply a relaxer.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    Has anyone had heat damage before? I had my hair flat ironed the other week and it has not been the same since. I am about 12 weeks post and I wanted my hair straightened so bad. Well....I had breakage everywhere. All of my shirt, the floor, the lady...everywhere. My hair now feels rough and my ends kinda look frizzy..even when wet. They are not split though from what I can see. My hair just has a weird feeling. I ordered some Aveda damage remedy and have been doing moisture DC's. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? I will NEVER get my hair straightened again unless it is by a professional I trust.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I will post a pic later but I had a pretty good surprise this weeked. I have not been happy with my hair as of late, it has been dingy, shedding, my hair has definitely thinned out, everytime I have tried to style my hair it just wasn’t Swangin :( . N-E-Whoo, I had a chance to actually leave the house, lol… So I decided to try something new. I rinsed my hair, coated it with Safflower oil and let it sit for 5 minutes. I then rinsed it out, used a Neutralizing shampoo and then DC’s with my everything but the bathroom sink mixture (DPR-11, SE Cholesterol, Motions Moisture Plus, Hairlista Moisturizing conditioner mixed with EVOO and Safflower Oil) under a shower cap for 30 minutes. Rinsed it out, used a spray leave in and let it airday about 85% , I then blow dried my hair just by waving it around my roots. I used Motions Heat Protector and a dab of Motions Serum, I flat ironed with my Amika and realized that I am CUH-RAY-ZY! My hair is pretty much BSL .

    But I like this reggie, I plan to cut down on heat until the beginning of the year, only using direct heat about once a month (maybe). I plan on incorporating Hot Oil Treatments and Oil rinses into my reggie as well as Castor Oil

    Sorry so long, LOLOLOL
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    Just stopping in to say hey!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Hair THREAD!!

    I've had heat damage before, and my hair was exactly as you described yours. Sadly I couldn't find any product that would reverse it so I ended up having to just snip it all off. I really hope the Aveda works for you, though! If it does, let me know. I may have to pick some up, just in case.
     

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