Relaxed Hair Thread

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

  1. nymane

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    I made the switch from Aphogee 2-step to Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor a few years ago and never looked back..
     
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    I haven't used Aphogee 2 step for years. That kind of hard (and quite frankly unpleasant) protein isn't really necessary for me anymore thankfully.

    Just as long as I keep on top of my protein treatments I'm fine.

    I'm going to touch up tomorrow at 13 weeks, going to spend today prepping my hair.
     
  3. sunnieb

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    My hair loves all things Nexxus!

    In fact, think I'll dc with Nexxus Emergencee tonight. Haven't done that in a while. I also have the Emergencee shampoo that I need to use up. :yep:
     
  4. outspokenwallflower

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    Out of curiosity, what were you using prior?
     
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    Ive been looking for the Nexxus (Polymedic Emergency Reconstructor) this past weekend (I have a little bit of Dudley’s DRC 28 left that I’m trying to preserve) and couldn’t find it in the 5 BSS I went to. They all said the same thing - it’s been discontinued. :nono:
     
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    Tonight's hair routine:

    Prepoo with EVCO
    Clarified with Suave
    Shampooed with Nexxus Emergencee
    Dc'd with Nexxus Emergencee (added a little honey)
    Air dry

    I ran out of my Shea butter mix a few days ago. Need to mix another batch tomorrow. :yep:
     
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  7. secretdiamond

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    Try Amazon.
     
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  8. LushLox

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    ORS Olive Oil

    It's so irritating when companies do this.
     
  9. sunnieb

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    My hair is luxuriously soft this morning!

    I'm always a little cautious when doing protein treatments because I think my hair will get too hard.

    So, I know the combo I did in my previous post works to keep the softness I want while getting protein my hair needs.
     
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  10. abioni

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    What was wrong with Olive Oil?
    I currently use Hawaiian Silky mild relaxer (lye). It was the only one I could find in mild in the beauty supply store when I started relaxing my hair.
    My hair has been breaking, I suspect it's the demi parmanent dye I have been using but I can't rule out the relaxer either.

     
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  11. abioni

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    Ladies please post your experience with different relaxers and let us know why you currently use the one you now use.
     
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  12. LushLox

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    I just find the Affirm more superior in every way (to me). I just love the way my hair feels after using it.

    I seem to have a helluva lot more body in using the Affirm compared to ORS, and I relax my hair in exactly the same way.

    It's not even that much more expensive, but yes I guess the initial outlay is if you're buying the whole system which I did.
     
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  13. sunnieb

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    Just did a trim to clean up my ends. Growing my hair from bald has given me insight as to how my hair grows.

    I'd say 80% of my hair grows at pretty much the same rate. That remaining 20% grows faster than the rest. All of what I clipped today seems like it was the 20% that's all over my head.

    End result is that my ends look thicker and blunt cut. Hope I can keep this up as my hair grows. Fairytale ends are fine. Scraggly ends are not.
     
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    @sunnieb Thanks for this. I'm struggling with whether I have fairytale ends or scraggly ends :-(. I bun my hair most days. I trimmed two to three inches off about a year ago. The hair I trimmed was mostly, but not all, the bone straight relaxed hair; now I texlax. As I type this, I realize I know what I need to do. I need a trim. Some days I want my hair to be longer now! LoL
     
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    If it’s any consolation, I’m fairly sure I have fairytale ends. Mostly from not trimming, and probably from normal wear and tear of handling my hair. I’ve come to like my fairytale ends but I also would like to see how blunt end effect the manageability of my hair.
     
  16. nymane

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    That is annoying, but if you love Nexxus products you may be interested to know that they have a new Keraphix line for severely damaged hair (aka heavy protein line). This line is Keratin and Black rice based....sounds interesting
     
  17. LushLox

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    I did see and look at this previously; the reviews aren't great unfortunately. Although it would be great to hear any reviews from ladies on here (if anyone has used it) who I know will use it properly.

    The Nexxus Polydemic treatment was amazing, why get rid of it lol.
     
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    Used the Garnier Whole Blends with Ginger and Honey for my cowash tonight and it's a winner! Love the smell and softness of my hair! :)

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  19. nymane

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    The reviews for the Nexxus Keraphix Masque for Damaged Hair seem to be pretty good. It also won the Best of Beauty 2018 Allure award (for whatever that's worth :) )

    I can't recommend it though because I've never tried it so I agree it would be good to hear reviews from ladies here.
     
  20. LushLox

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    Just some pics of my rollerset. No one posts pics these days : (
     

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  21. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Ladies what dye brand do you recommend for gray hair? Something that is safe for relaxed hair. My hair is very fine so I have to put that into consideration too.
     
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    Hav you tried Henna? I have gray hair around my edges, but I use Henna and it turns the gray into a wonder color similar to a highlight. It also safe for relaxed hair.
     
  24. CurlyWhoCrux

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    Super shiny and thick; really lovely!
     
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    I wish I could rollerset my hair :(
     
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    I'm sitting here in my 4 day old pre relaxer twists yall. Smh
     
  27. LushLox

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    Thanks so much!

    Why don’t you try a ponytail rollerset? I’ve seen a lot of nice sets done that way. The other advantage of that is the NG is stretched.
     
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    I'll definitely look it up
     
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    does anyone know- is it safe to use henna right before a relaxer? like a couple of days
     
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    I use it two weeks before or after with no ill effects
     
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