Relaxed Hair Thread

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

  1. MzSwift

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  3. MzSwift

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    Washed, DC'd, rebraided and installed crochet Havana twists last night. So happy to have lazy hair again.

    Oh, and the hot air brush was great! It could get really hot but I didn't want it to. And the bristles were very flexible unlike the blow dryer attachments.
     
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    Mo' questions!

    How soon after a relaxer would y'all say its safe to get twists/braids? I've been itching to do so and was going to wait till late March but I'm kinda thinking beginning of March now...
     
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  7. MzSwift

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    If I’m adding extension hair, I wait 2-3 weeks and do a protein tx beforehand.
    If I’m doing them without added hair, I’ve put them in within a week.
     
  8. Wenbev

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    I like to wait at least a month.
     
  9. nymane

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    Affirm Sensitive Scalp Relaxer (No-lye)
     
  10. PlanetCybertron

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    Depends. I would say dependent on how your scalp feels. As others have mentioned, if you’re using hair extensions, wait as long as you feel you need to.

    If it’s your own hair, just go at whatever pace you think would be best for your hair. I only use my own hair, and there have been a few occasions where I braided/twisted my hair like two days later. So long as my scalp is okay. I rarely braid tight, so I’m not as worried about my longer lengths.

    If I were to get extensions, I’d wait at least a week or two personally.
     
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    5 -6 weeks. 4 weeks at a minimum.
     
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    Design Essentials Sensitive Scalp
     
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    Ok, which one of y'all keeps buying up all the Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Conditioner Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk from my CVS?

    Seems like ever since I raved about it on here, they can't keep any in stock! Imma stop raving about products.



    Not really. Can you just leave me 2 bottles please???? :)
     
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    @angelmilk ask your question in here. This is where most relaxed ladies hang out.
     
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    What do you all recommend to mix in a relaxer? I know a lot of people do oil but anything else? And thanks @sunnieb
     
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    This is a great relaxer isn't it? I only wish I had used this from the beginning, my hair may have been in a different place right now.
     
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    I’ve added olaplex to my relaxer but I prefer my hair a lil straighter so I don’t mix anything in anymore
     
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    Relaxed on Monday after work 7 weeks post. Did ACV rinse before neutralizing for the third time and it’s a winner. I love it two fold; pulls out more of the chems for less shampooing necessary and bc of the luscious body the hair has after. Followed with aphogee 2min keratin reconstrutor and DCs.
     
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    You can add conditioner too.
     
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    Going in for a relaxer on Saturday after a while. I finally found out the source of my hair loss, which was fibroids. I'm going in for a procedure in about two weeks.
     
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    @alundra best of luck to you, I hope you recover swiftly.
     
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    Relaxing tomorrow after 17 weeks.
     
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    When I used to mix, I added Aussie Moist along with the EVOO. I like that it's full of cones and it also helps the relaxer to smell better.

    **I've stopped mixing into my relaxer and just put it on my hair instead since it's easier for me to control how the perm processes.
     
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    It sure is...I love it too :yep:
     
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    Weekly trip to CVS and I was able to get my beloved Coconut Water conditioner. :)

    There was only one bottle, so I got a bottle of the Garnier Whole Blends with ginger and honey to try. The ingredients sounded yummy! I'll report back when I use it next week.
     
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    Got a relaxer this morning - I'm still around full shoulder length after a trim. I really miss being a healthy BSL, so I need to work hard this year.
     
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    You and me both!

    I can see my length creeping back every time I relax. It's just so slow! I want my hair back now, but know it's a waiting game.....

    Hoping for full shoulder length by the end of this year so I can hit APL next year.
     
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    I bought Olaplex no 3 last weekend only to realize that I already have a no 3 bottle at home :look: I need to be better organized.
    I also need a hardcore protein treatment that is not Aphogee 2 step.
     
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    Maybe Nexxus? I like it better than the Aphogee.
     
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    I'll see if it's for sale in my city (Canada)
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