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

  1. MzSwift

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    I was just coming in here to say that I'm so happy in these twist extensions. It'll be 4 weeks on Friday and I may just keep them in another month! Then I messed around and did a search looking for the relaxed twists lady and found some images on loose twists. I think I'm gonna try these next time I want to do mini braids/twists.

    @LonDone and @ItsMeLilLucky was this the type of style you two were talking about back in Nov? I love these! I wonder how long they'll stay. :scratchchin:

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  2. LonDone

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    Thanks for the mention @MzSwift :wave:

    That loose twists is lush , but tbh I preferred the texture and appearance of your hair in that November photo - your hair looked like it grew naturally like that and like it may become only slightly less defined once dry. The loost twist pic looks... contrived? I wouldn't complain if it were mine though lol.
     
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    LonDone PS May 2017-???

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    Gawd look at all the fresh hair porn! :thankyou:
     
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    This on freshly relaxed hair :oops:
     
  5. LonDone

    LonDone PS May 2017-???

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    And also is it lye or no-lye @MzSwift?

    Aside: I stay in this thread though I haven't relaxed in 8 years. I'm a SHN outside of my longterm PS, but live in the UK and it rains a lot. Previously high-density bone-laxed for 25 years and breakage was my only issue, which kept my hair permanently at NL. However one is more knowledgeable know, having joined a certain forum

    (My current low-med density status since 2016 remains undiagnosed, though it has recently massively improved. I'm now wandering if it's the menopause??)
     
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  6. MzSwift

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    Ahh, I get what you mean.

    LOL, no worries. I lurk all of the hair threads too. I love learning about hair and of course, the hair porn. ;)

    I use Motions Lye, mild.
     
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    Thank you for posting all of that hair porn. Beautiful hair. One more question do the relaxer leave your ur hair soft like mizani butter blends?

     
  8. MzSwift

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    Oh no! Did you try it? I haven't tried it yet. Still too chicken. Lol
     
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    Hmm, that's a good question. Honestly, I've never used Mizani but my relaxer isn't really what makes my hair soft. I know I sound like a broken record but finding the right moisture and protein DCs are what really makes my hair feel soft. So I think as long as you follow your relaxer with a good protein and moisture DC, your hair will reward you for it. Lol.

    Also, once I flat iron or blow it out, the heat actually makes my hair really soft. I have fine, cottony strands though. If your strands are wirey or more coarse/thicker, the heat may not make it softer.

    HTH! And GL to you!! :)
     
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    In the past but not as smoothed out like this always needed a roller in the middle of my head. Definitely will try this next relaxer which if I can hold out will be spring time...
     
  11. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Uh oh.
    I have no idea how this relaxer is gonna turn out since I couldn’t set up in my usual spot. Somebody *looking at you new girl* clogged the bathroom sink and I had to wash in the kitchen sink, AND I forgot to base my dang head.

    I did it after I finished the first section. And I think I accidentally got some parts wet while applying the relaxer, I couldn’t rinse properly without getting the parts of my wet, and I think I stretched too long. I almost ran out of relaxer, but I just barely made it.

    Things that have went right so far:
    -Stuck to my time mostly
    -Smoothed with hands the entire process from protecting the previously relaxed hair, to application and smoothing of the relaxer
    -Neutralized like there’s no tomorrow
    -Applied Roux Porosity Control and rinsed
    -Applied the Aphogee Amino Acid treatments and rinsed
    -About to apply sample pack of TGIN Honey Mask and may or may not sleep in it. Sis is TIED.

    I’m gonna copy and paste this to my blog too.
     
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    Does anyone here have experience with dying their hair? I've been wanting to put in a couple copper colored highlights here and there -- face framing ones...but im so scared for some reason! I've never done it before. I would never dye my whole head, and I figure a few highlights wouldn't hurt...but like...what if I dont like it lolllll
     
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  13. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I have lol just start off with a rinse or Demi permanent in case you don’t like it.
     
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    It didn’t come out too bad. I can live with the results. Surprisingly, I lost VERY few strands.
     
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    I got it straightened and the ends trimmed. It has so much body, but I look like someone’s grandma :lachen:
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    Will do!
     
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  17. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Took a better picture :lachen:
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  18. MzSwift

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    @ItsMeLilLucky

    Wow, yeah it came out looking good! Look at that sheen! And your hair has grown a lot since your BC. Grow on, girl!!
     
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    Thanks babe! I thought it was gonna be trash because I kinda gave up on it for a little bit :lachen:
    Even the back is coming along. 17DE5B8F-2C70-486A-BE1A-6C86E94899CF.jpeg
     
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    My hair was feeling limp, dry and greasy all at the same time so I clarified/chelated with redken clean maniac cleansing cream. I let it sit for 10 min before washing it out. then used @MzSwift suggestion, moremo protein treatment and then joico mask blue container with heat for an hour. Still air drying, hopefully good results in morning.
     
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    Yay, you bought it! I hope it works out. Although, I've never used it with many other products, so I'm excited to see how your hair turns out.
     
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    Thanks love!
     
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    I bought it a while back and used it once, but then I was going thru protein overload bc I wasn't reading labels. lol
    This time around, I think it fit in to was I was hoping to accomplish and I think it will be a regular treatment maybe once a month and before and after a touch up.
    I am still working thru some color damage and I was scissor happy and have some hormonal thinning (I think) and overall hair and skin dryness BUT my hair really felt strong but well moisturized with the joico mask.
    and @MzSwift none of your advice has been wrong. the salt, diagnosing my protein overload, products, etc. Thank you :)
     
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    I’m scurred for my next touch. Going on 8 months
     
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    :blush2:
    I'm happy that I helped, sis!
    Internal issues are THE WORST -- bc you could do everything right externally and not see the results. When I have them, it makes me feel like I'm going crazy! So it's good to hear that you've got an awareness of what's going on inside. I hope you can overcome those things soon! ((BIG HUG))

    ETA: IIRC, aren't you also taking a nutritional supplement to help? Is it helping you?
     
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    LOL!! What's scaring you?

    I typically stretch anywhere from 5-8 months but I actually feel like my touchups are better when I stretch that long. Especially if I flat iron it right after the post-relaxer DC, it's like it "sets" my hair or something.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't have a "consistent" texture but that doesn't bother me bc my natural hair doesn't have a consistent texture either. My nape, crown and edges are all totally different from each other. :redface:
     
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    8 months :eek:
    I tried to make it to 6 months and barely made it to 4 :lachen:
    I’m so proud of you girl lol

    I’m not gonna lie, I was kinda scared to do mine cause my new growth was TIGHT. But once I got started after I coated the :censored: out of my previously relaxed strands with the preconditioner and grease, I was good to go.
    I just had to remember to keep the application time and smoothing time separate. I caught myself trying to smooth when I was supposed to be just applying and I wasn’t done applying to the entire section. That would have been tragic :laugh:

    I did in four sections, but next time I’m gonna try two. I think I’ve gotten faster.

    I think you’ll be okay since you have less chance of overlapping your previously relaxed hair. Just remember to keep an eye on the time.
     
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    Just came in to post my visualization inspiration. I love watching her videos bc she doesn't have super thick/dense relaxed hair and I love it. I think if my hair grew longer it would look like this. I love how easily she combs through it. The only thing I don't think I could do is the constant middle part but it works for her, it looks good on her too.

     
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    @MzSwift I wish she would post more videos. She even turned her comments off :cry3:
    I love reading comments while listening to videos
     
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