Relaxed Hair Thread

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

  1. KhandiB

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    I definitely have porosity issues. My hair looks spongy, for lack of a better descriptive term.

    I cant do a lot of styling without heat. Im irritated because Ive been on this board FOREVER, lol. And Still dont have a regular routine or regular products, lol

     
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    Somebody can correct me if I’m wrong, but you might need a protein treatment.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Following up on what @ItsMeLilLucky said, I was wondering if maybe you also used a lot of cones, the non-water soluble ones? It sounds to me like there may be buildup blocking any moisture from getting into your strands. And if that's the case, then any protein you try to use will also be blocked. When my hair is just not responding to things, that's my sign that I need to clarify.

    Even if you use sulfate poo often, sometimes we just have to clarify to wash the slate clean and then put nutrients back into it. So maybe getting your hair to a "base level" by clarifying then doing a mild protein tx followed by a moisturizing DC. Let it air dry without any product and then assess your hair. It'll be easier to tell if it's brittle from protein overload or dryness.

    IA w you that you could save a lot of time, money and disappointment by doing your own relaxers SPECIFICALLY because the salon visits have not been up to par.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    <--- Jealous

    I'm always :drool: while looking at pretty roller set results. So light and bouncy and feminine. I wish :( I guess will just find me a good curling iron. sigh. Lol
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    I love getting the scientific perspective from @PlanetCybertron ! I always feel like I'm learning so much. :bookworm: :dork:

    I was wondering if it was also the way the hair grows. Everytime I cut off my "v", it grows right back. I've also seen ladies with the "w" and assumed that their hair just grows that way too. Slower on some parts of the head, even a different texture. My left side grows in thicker than my right side. But after reading Sista Planet's post, it could be that I slept on that side.
     
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    honestly it took me a lot of practicing to get it right...but I've been slacking
     
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    me too everyone coming back to the creamy crack :alcoholics:
     
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    spongy sounds like mushy, @ItsMeLilLucky is right sounds like you need a protein treatment. Have you ever checked your porosity? your hair sounds a bit like mine, Im low-po and my hair LOVES heat.

    I still use Roux porosity control to correct my porosity issues and

    aphogee two minute keratin every- every other wash day (mostly every time) prior to DC'ing, unless I'm due for a stronger protein treatment (Aphogee two-step or Mizani Kerafuse treatment)



    And I also find if I do not DC with heat its like I didnt do anything at all
     
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    @KhandiB this should help you figure out porosity
     
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    I can’t remember if I asked this, but does anyone primarily wear their hair straight or use heat on a weekly or biweekly basis?
     
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    I blow dry weekly, when Im past 8 weeks or so
     
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    Are you textlaxed or bonelaxed?
     
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    I'm not texalaxed but Im not bone straight either, somewhere in between:D
     
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    Reason why I asked is because I was considering using heat more than once every 4 months and wanted to see what other people were doing lol
     
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    I just make sure I DC weekly, the real reason I blowdry weekly is because I can't deal with the two textures especially when Im deep in a stretch
     
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    Facts:scratchchin:
     
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    heat weekly - airdrop and flatiron only 1x bc I don't know what else I would do lol
     
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    Ooooohhh, it's just so pretty!!! :love4: When she started combing down the wrap.. :drool: I had to pullup a couple of times. LOL

    But 1hr 15min under the dryer though. :eek: SMH
     
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    Only downside but so worth it...
     
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    Okay so today on a whim I decided I was going to try to m&s and detangle, and my hair was sooo knotty as if it is still natural. I was really about to shave my head. So discouraging. I'm hoping it just from going so long without doing it. Maybe it'll get better with time and more conditioning.
     
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    it will. Take a breath and start to section and detangle section by section, with whatever product you have. Then moisturize and seal. Remember you'll need to M/S every couple days until your next wash day. Make sure on your wash day to detangle or you'll be doing this dance everytime.
     
  23. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Whew, my hair got THICK. Now I expected some parts of my hair to be wonky because they got wet, but parts of my hair that didn’t get wet acting like they don’t have any sense :look: :laugh: I mean acting like they’re natural af. Imma try to thug it out as long as I possibly can, however, I see that I might need to stick to strict once a quarter relaxer schedule and/or reducing the amount of oil in my relaxer to just 1 tablespoon.

    Btw, where the heck is @sunnieb
    I feel like we’re missing a lot of people.
    *sings* Baby come back, you can blame it all on me, I was wrong and I just can’t live without you.
     
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    Hello, I'm texlaxed (I use Revlon mild professional strength) and at one point in my life, I used Isoplus, on myself and others until I realized how it stripped my hair and theirs. When I switched to another neutralizer (Proclaim w/Argan oil), it was night and day. At the time, I had no idea Isoplus was causing my already dry, highly porous hair to be even drier.
     
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    I have come to realize that my hair LOVES protein. My hair feels like silk when I use Nexxus' Emergencee followed by a moisturizing deep condish.

    I have started co-washing every other day with Aphogee 2 Minutes and my hair loves it.

    The only hick in my new found perfect reg. is that Nexxus Emergencee seem to have disappeared off the market :cry3:
     
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    how do you style your hair now with the frequent co-washing? I have no idea what to do with my hair if I'm not flat ironing it.
    I see the shampoo and conditioner at ulta all the time.
     
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    I mean the Emergencee treatment that comes in a small bottle, not the condish/shampoo. I haven't tried those.

    After every ash I air dry, apply jojoba oil and serum and put it up. I almost always clip the pony so there is no tail.

    In the mornings, I just spray some liquid leave-in and brush the front for that sleek look and rescarve it while I go through my morning routine.
     
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    I used to and my hair thrived. When I stopped, my hair went all stupid. Sometimes I forget, you gotta do what works for you r hair.

     
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    Thanks!

     
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    Yeah. honestly, I just needed a relaxer.

    I relaxed my hair this weekend with ORS No Lye and its been smooth sailing ever since.

    I self relaxed because when I was looking around, it was gonna cost me around $200 to get my hair done and I was NOT interested in paying that, ahah!

    I did a good job, I also cut my hair because I hadn't had a trim since July of last year.

    It turned out well.

    What I also did was prior to relaxing , I used Loreal's Ever Care sulfate free shampoo and conditioner and did a Aphogee 2 minute reconstuctor and it really helped out alot.

    So needless to say, I will not be stretching that long ever again. lol.

    Especially since, when I am post 8 weeks, I tend to bun a lot, and boy can you tell, the breakage was real. I will post pics.

     
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