Relaxed Hair Thread

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  1. LushLox

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    Does anyone still wrap their hair?

    This Aveda video amused me I have to say. So YT folks are wrapping their hair now? I say "now," the video is quite old admittedly.



    Probably the most convoluted wrap process I have ever seen. :lol:
     
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    Lol! I watched this video the other day where the lady wrapped her hair after relaxing and there were so many white ladies in the comment section giving her props on her wrapping skills and how they need to practice. I know with sites like LHC, many are trying healthier no heat options to style their hair. But I never thought I’d see them jump into wrapping. Lol
     
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    So I touched up yesterday at 15 weeks. Under processed my left side again! I think cause I'm right handed i just cant do the left side as well as I do my right side. Oh well. Did Ion Burgundy brown rinse which came out nice, gave me a nice black cherry color. So I blow dried and flat iron and my hair looks so much thicker! I used to hate straightening my hair cause it looks so fine. IDK if it the black rinse or what but my hair looks fuller. I was almost waist length but I went to hair cuttery and got a trim.
    The ladies at hair cuttery were so in love with my hair lol. They were fasinated and kept asking if i get it professionally done. Im like nope, all home grown. They were also surprised I relax correctly and dont pull it all the way through my hair. They kept running their fingers through it and playing with it. My hair does look nice and flowy. The lady trimmed it nicely and gave me advise about heat protectants.

    I plan to add some clip ins to my hair to make it look thicker though..
     
  4. MzSwift

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    Yay! Congratulations! And that color sounds nice. Flowy thickness sounds like #hairgoals to meee!

    Now, where are da pitchas! :dork:
     
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    i wish i knew how to post pics here. Its such a process. Was so much easier with photobucket:cry3:
     
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    I tried it before. Currently my end have Japanese Straight Perm. My roots have lye perm. I transitioned out of the JSP bc I didn’t notice a difference between regular relaxers and JSP. I did retain length but my hair is fine, I didn’t have much thickness.Doing the JSP on your own is such a learning curve and I was paying way too much money and not getting the results I want. Please note I only used the JSP I didn’t do the second part of straightening part bc I didn’t want my hair pin straight.I was watching YouTubes and girls with similar hair was retaining length and thickness and spending wayyyyy less money. I wanted to take control of my hair so I switched and my hair is nice and thicker and I am retaining length.
     
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    Thank you for the feedback. My main reason for wanting to try it is so I can color my hair without breakage but from my research it doesn't do well with coloring either.

     
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    No it doesn’t. JSP is very drying on the hair, more so than lye relaxers
     
  9. Wenbev

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    :lachen::lachen::lachen:

    I Still wrap my hair for straight looks
     
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    I color and highlight my hair with a relaxer. I wait at least three weeks after relaxing before getting color.
    And I do not diy color, did that meself in the past and that’s when I had breakage. My colorist makes sure she uses a gentler product than she would for her single process clients.
    You will have dryness initially, but that can be corrected with product and using heat properly.
     
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    @LushLox I haven't wrapped my hair since the 90s! :lol:

    I don't know why I stopped. Wrapping was the perfect way to sleep to keep my ends smooth.

    And no, it wasn't that much of a process to do.
     
  12. Chrismiss

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    You guys don't wrap your hair at night? Am I stuck in the 90's?? Lol
     
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    It’s getting baaad, y’all. Lazy hair is back. Lol.
    So a week after I relaxed I put in my mini braid twists. I’m even too lazy to braid all the way to the ends, I just twist. Lol. And even that is too much to keep up with so I installed Lazy Girl crochets using my mini braids as a base! I may regret this when I take it down but gosh it feels good to not worry about my hair suffering from being ignored. It’s just too much going on.

    BTW, I looove the Lazy Girl Method. Started at 11, finished at 12:30. And that’s with me being a novice and stopping to take pictures. I’m probably gonna be in crochets all year with some rests in between.

    I don’t like the style yet but I plan to keep working at the curls until I do. I think it’ll look better once I separate the curls.


    ETA:

    I’ve separated the curls a little. It’s still just okay looking but at least my hair is protected.
     
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    I haven't in probably a decade. I think I stopped because I read somewhere on here years ago about it causing too much tension or something. I got out of the habit and now I'm just too lazy to do it. I protective style in a bun usually these days so the wrapping isn't as beneficial to me anymore.
     
  15. LushLox

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    I stopped because of the possible weakening of the hairline at the temples. Yes you can change the direction and I did, but it's a lot of combing and manipulation which was more of an issue for me.
     
  16. MzSwift

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    Lol, so I took out the crochet style last night. It was just too short and kept falling in my face. I'm going to install longer hair. Trying to decide if I want to sew down a wig or if I want to crochet. I do want to be able to wash and condition my hair at least biweekly.
     
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    @MzSwift do you find the crochet lazy girl styles better for your hair than say, throwing on a lace front wig?
     
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    I washed my hair today for the first time in like two weeks, I had such a shedload of shedding and my scalp just felt like I had such a gross layer of dirt on it along with the itchies.

    I can't be having even a two week gap between washes, my hair and scalp simply does not like it. I must be around 10 weeks post now and it's where the hard work starts so no slipping and complacency.
     
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    I wear my hair down most days and am in need of a daily moisturizer that won’t weigh my hair down. Any suggestions?
     
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    I actually do feel better about the crochet styles vs the wigs for a few reasons. My hair tangles badly when I cornrow it but that's because I'm not good at it. My hair loves plaits though. With the lazy girl, I can put 5-10 plaits all over my head and then cover with the weaving cap and I'm good. And the crochet style does a better job of hiding lumps than my wigs.

    I like that my scalp can get air better in a crochet style than in a wig. I also find that I'm more likely to leave my hair alone in a crochet style because it's more permanent than my wigs. I actually just pin my wigs on instead of sewing them on so I'm more likely to remove them more often due to the bobby pins annoying the heck out of me.

    Also, for some reason, if my wig looks too "wiggy" I feel more self conscious about it vs a crochet style that looks wiggy. Maybe because crochets are "braids" so it's sort of acceptable for an unnatural looking crochet in my mind. Hope that makes a little sense. Lol
     
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    So I was just coming on to post that I took down my mini braids and that crochet style and cornrowed my hair. I want to do a new crochet style to last AT LEAST 4 weeks. I've never left in large plaits for 4 weeks, usually just 3. I'm hoping to get 4-6 weeks out of this new style.

    I did install a new style yesterday but the hair ended up short as well and it's very itchy. It's coming out tonight and I'm planning to do my interpretation of Boho locs instead. They will be long so that I have more options for putting the hair up and out of the way. I hope it turns out OK. HYH 2019 - I'm hoping to unveil long, pretty relaxed hair at the EOTY.

    SMH at myself.
    So to recap:

    I took out this-

    Installed this-


    Which I'm taking out as soon as I finish typing. Lol. To install my variation of this-

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for explaining sis. I'm new to wig wearing (lace fronts) and have never had any kind of crochet style done. Just want all the information I can get as I experiment more. And so far your hair practices seem to suit my hair too :).
     
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    OMG, y'all. My scalp was on fire from just one day of that poofy hair! It's crazy because when I didn't cut it, the hair didn't bother my scalp.

    These goddess locs, however, are wonderful!! I've had the hair for a year now but I never installed it because I was worried that it would be too heavy. They are so lightweight! So if you're a fine haired relaxed lady like me, these are definitely a good crochet choice. They won't pull on your strands and the hair is very soft. I hope they last a month or more! I'm off to order some more. I will probably be in these all year! Lol

     
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    Ladies, not sure I have asked this but what are you using to cover your grey hair? Especially if your hair is fine.

    I have experienced breakage because of dying my hair. I don't know what dye is safe to use.
     
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    Oh no!

    I've heard of relaxed ladies successfully using ayurveda powders to cover grays. That's what I plan to do when the time comes. But I know that sometimes,the grey hair can be stubborn. Some ladies use just Henna and are fine with the rust/orange color the grays get. Others use henna and indigo either together or in sequence. Some powders are supposed to naturally deter or treat graying like Brahmi, Bhringaraj and Amla.

    Other ladies I've seen post that they use a semi/demi permanent hair color instead of a permanent color.

    Either way, I hope you find a solution soon bc breakage is heartbreaking :(
     
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    I do especially when freshly relaxed
     
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    I had breakage from coloring too much and I also have fine hair, even tho they greys are a completely diff animal.
    I’ve had greys since my 20s due to stress. I started out with henna and then went to coloring too often which led to breakage.
    Now I have a new stylist whom is a awesome colorist and we have attacked my greys with strategically placed highlights.
    My colorist does it in such a way that it still looks good when it’s growing out. I have grey singles at at the top of my head and the ln a huge clump like morticia Addams :) in the front. That section becomes my side bang when it’s growing out.
    You can also use those washout sticks that look like lipstick if you have greys primarily in the front as a quick fix
     
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    Happy Mother's Day to all of the mommies and mommy-figures! :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I wear my hair down a lot and use Mizani coconut souffle, just a dab. I adore it.
     
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    Taking a break from doing my hair to say, ladies, these new hot air brushes are the bomb! The best $30 I have spent this year. I got one like this.

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    I feel like this is a relaxed lady's best friend. The silicone bristles are so soft and flexible that I barely feel any snags. They have a little give like a paddle brush. I blow dry my hair before braiding it up for my PS. I'll keep using this as my primary blow dryer. My regular blow dryer w/the hard comb attachment will be used whenever I plan to flat iron as I think it gets my hair straighter.
     

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