Relaxed Hair Thread

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

  1. halfindian

    halfindian Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday my hair dresser told me I should use a cleansing shampoo to wash my hair since I use the serum. I asked her if it would not dry my hair she said no. I could use a moisturizing shampoo after then a very good deep conditioner. Sounds like something I could do once a month maybe.
     
  2. PureSilver

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    halfindian well then you have a good stylist. I have the stylist of all stylist, telling me everything i use is not good for my hair and will dry my hair out. Trying to sell me on coming to her every 2weeks. She's full of S**%.

    I'm just mad. Still upset about last Saturday's relaxer.
     
  3. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    And that's what started my journey and blog. Just being done ALTOGETHER!
     
  4. Jewell

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    I have kept and used one up to 10 months old with no issues. However, if I have added oil to it, I just buy another if it has been sitting more than 4 months. I add oil to all my relaxers before I apply it to my hair. I only add the oil if I know I will use the relaxer. To avoid waste I will just start pre-portioning it into a color mixing bowl so I don't contaminate the whole jar with oil before I get to finish it.

    It's lye so I don't think any bacteria or fungi will grow in it...if anything it may not process your hair as well if it's more than one year old and has been opened/partially used. Remember many products sit on store shelves and in warehouses for a year or years before they sell. That's the great thing about preservatives!
     
  5. halfindian

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    PureSilver thanks my girl. I do have an angel of a hairdresser. She had midback length hair too but it was shedding due to circumstances beyond her control. SHe BC'd and is now relaxed again with thick shoulder length hair. I could not believe it. Soon as I came in a passed my hand through her hair to see if it was weave. lol lol lol.
     
  6. SamandI

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    How soon after a relaxer can I safely insert a weave or braids? This was a virgin texlax.
     
  7. Babygrowth

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    Some wait at least two weeks but me personally would go 4.
     
  8. emada

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    I agree with 2-3 weeks. Make sure to do a protein treatment before installing.
     
  9. NGraceO

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    How did the virgin texlax go!?! And why braids so soon?
     
  10. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    Idk how you pulled that off. 12 hours is my limit most days and I still get annoyed when I take it down.
     
  11. pre_medicalrulz

    pre_medicalrulz It Always Been About Hair!

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    Oh yea. I'm really good at detangling a matted mess cause it happens so often. Lol
     
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    I get impatient quick. I need your patience. pre_medicalrulz
     
  13. pre_medicalrulz

    pre_medicalrulz It Always Been About Hair!

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    My hair is in box braids now. Hopefully I can rock these bad boys for 12 weeks.
     
  14. NGraceO

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    Officially twelve weeks post! When I began this stretch, I decided to switch from long term stretching to trying out 10-12 weeks; however, I am currently in Senegalese twists that I am enjoying and might be open to doing these long term. And what's the point of relaxing just to be braided up? So, we shall see.
     
  15. FelaShrine

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    welp guess im gonna unfollow that one now.

    not enough up to date hi-po relaxed blogs :(
     
  16. SamandI

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    It went great! I love my hair! I can wear wash and go's, do better looking "natural" hair styles, and still wear rollersets and wear straight.

    I'm going to Cancun in a few weeks, and I was considering options for my trip. I think I'll just wear it curly, or do a fro-hawk or something.

    Thanks, ladies!

    NGraceO
     
  17. PureSilver

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    I promised pics and my attempt failed last night. As soon as i can get SO to take 2 i will update.
     
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    Did my weekly wash last night with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo - my new favorite shampoo, and Aphrogee 2 Minute Protein treatment.

    Though I'm 10 weeks post, I don't feel the huge need to TU. My NG seems to be softer than previously; it could be from the MSM I recently started taking again for my joints. Hopefully I will be able to stretch longer than last time...
     
  19. pre_medicalrulz

    pre_medicalrulz It Always Been About Hair!

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  20. nakialovesshoes

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    I'm bone straight & I'm said. My hair doesn't like it at all. I did a Design Essentials reconstructive treatment 3 weeks in a row after my relaxer. It did strengthen my hair up to the point that it's breaking less & shedding less but it's soooo fragile.

    I feel like I have an entire head of hair that's useless & that I'm definitely going to have to keep cutting this bone straight hair until it's gone. Then I'm scared if I start texlaxing now, my texlaxed hair is going to be too strong for the bone straight ends & that'll mean more damage.

    LE SIGH...
     
  21. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    If you texlax thicker and thicker gradually and stick with your regimen, it will be fine.

    I had to texlax slowly to keep the demarcation line as strong as possible. If you texlax too thick, your hair will break.
     
  22. hypek

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    18 wks post today...

    Flirting with the idea of doing a year long stretch and maybe transition. My longest stretch was my last one which was 23 wks.
     
  23. krissyc39

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    Lurker here :wave:

    Just want to to say that you ladies have beautiful hair and best of luck in your hair journey :)
     
  24. PureSilver

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    i am a handicap with a camera phone. I cannot take pics of my hair and its getting me irritated.
     
  25. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    You don't have the face Camera. That's what I use to see better.
     
  26. nakialovesshoes

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    PureSilver - I don't know what type of phone you have but I purchased one of those cradles that people put on their windshield when they're using their phone as a GPS. I stick it to my bathroom mirror & that has made the world of difference as far as taking hair selfies & doing vids even. HTH...
     
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    Hello ladies,

    I'm just checking in with my latest relaxer relaxer update. I'd say it's safe to claim BSL. What do you think?
    Last relaxer: April 17, 2014



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    Yes. Pretty ,blunt, healthy looking hair
     
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    Go right ahead, your hair looks lovely. Grow on Girl!
     

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