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Relaxed Hair Thread

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
What am I gonna do to my hair in the summer time? I can cruise through winter with wigs and stuff, but summer time I have to be a little more presentable :look: :lachen:
Girl you can do wigs, crochets or extensions in the summer. I used to rock wigs in the summer with natural hair! You can do it! I stick to short curly wigs or pixie cut wigs (to scratch my itch of rocking cute pixie cuts WITHOUT cutting my hair -- looking at you)



Here's one of my favorite summer wigs-

Morning Glory by Glance/Model Model


I think it's discontinued but I rocked her for 8-9 years. I found one similar that's just as cheap <$15 it's Kinshasa by Sensationnel

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ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I was considering transitioning to fully relaxed hair, but after taking pictures of my hair in the natural sunlight, I think I’m gonna stick to texlaxing my hair for a bit until all of the colored part is gone. I do some pretty risky stuff, but even I know when enough is enough :laugh:

Y’all remembered when I dyed my hair twice in two weeks a while ago? :lachen:
It’s probably a good thing that I don’t use heat regularly lol. One thing I can say is that the dyed part does feel pretty soft. Hard to believe I’m only 4 weeks or so post relaxer with the way new growth is popping up .Don’t mind that random braid. Sorry for the ginormous picture too. And it’s dirty af. I’m all lost in the sauce.
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ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I don’t know what was going on with that hair ball I had coming out last wash day (possibly mechanical damage from my detangling tools or the actual braids) but it seems to have corrected itself (I did add Infusium 23 original leave in spray as the L in my LCO)? Idk, I’ll check it next wash day.
 

Royalq

Well-Known Member
Just did a touch up today at 8 months post. Only reason I got this far was because my hair was in sew ins and braids. I went back to using lue. My hair on lye was so beautiful, it was truly a site to behold. I used no-lye ONCE in June and went under sew ins and braids ever since so minimal heat. My hair looks so pathetic I’m embarrassed to wear it out. It’s a shell of its former shine, thickness, and flow, and beauty. I weep. My hair used to look and move like weave. Sigh....

So anyways I relaxed today with my beloved Mizani Butter blends in Fine strength. It was mess as heck because I was rushing. But I rinsed and beau realized 4 times, two of those times letting it sit. I’m currently under my heating cap with megatek in my hair because it’s a phenomenal protein treatment. After this I’m going to use Nexxus Humectress deep conditioning mask. Then blow dry and flat iron my hair.

How do I post pics here?
 

Royalq

Well-Known Member
Dang it. So I underestimated my amount of new growth so I didn’t bring the relaxer down far enough. So I have permed roots, texlaxed about 3inches out for about and inch, then the rest is relaxed :lachen:. Like how do I even fix that:confused:. Whatever so long as it doesn’t cause and issue later on I’ll leave it alone. Just rinsed out the deep con. Applied redken anti-snap and split end sealer then sprayed tresseme heat gamer spray and I’m now air drying. I want to try Hairliscious.inc idea of air drying and just getting straight to flat ironing with out blow drying. Less heat and hopefully fuller results
 

Royalq

Well-Known Member
Okay so never mind I have to fix this lol. The chronicles continue :lachen:. So as my hair is drying the middle hair doesn’t feel so texlaxed anymore. It’s curio I got up dry and tight like natural hair. Seems like the relaxer didn’t touch it. I’m thinking in about a month I’ll heavily coat my ends and rots then corrective relax the middle? Right now it’s straight-bush- straight and its kind of awkward.

side note that nexxus humectress intensive moisture masque STINKS. The perfume in it is waaay too strong. Hours later and my hair still smelled like it. And it’s not the pretty flower smell. It’s strong grandma white diamonds smelling perfume. Whose idea was this:confused:
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Okay so never mind I have to fix this lol. The chronicles continue :lachen:. So as my hair is drying the middle hair doesn’t feel so texlaxed anymore. It’s curio I got up dry and tight like natural hair. Seems like the relaxer didn’t touch it. I’m thinking in about a month I’ll heavily coat my ends and rots then corrective relax the middle? Right now it’s straight-bush- straight and its kind of awkward.

side note that nexxus humectress intensive moisture masque STINKS. The perfume in it is waaay too strong. Hours later and my hair still smelled like it. And it’s not the pretty flower smell. It’s strong grandma white diamonds smelling perfume. Whose idea was this:confused:
LOL, OMG, I did that too after a long stretch!! How you fix it depends on how you primarily wear your hair.

I've tried the corrective route twice and o_O:badidea: for me. Both times I did mine between 6-8 weeks post. My hair looked good initially but as time went by, I could see that I had weakened it.

I'm a texlaxer too so it's common to not have a consistent texture. I accept that, it is what it is. However, if it ends up so severely different, what ends up working for me is to just work with it until my next relaxer. Then when I do my relaxer, I smoothed the relaxer further down the strand after applying so that it reaches the part that was missed before. I've also learned to kinda overlap since then so I no longer have patches where the hair is still a natural bush. Lol. Because I texlax, and pretreat ALL of my hair, there is less damage when I overlap and I don't have those patches anymore.

So to ride it out, if you primarily wear your hair straight and out, maybe that patch will respond to heat? If you primarily keep your hair in braids, weaves or other full PSs then doing a blowout before you braid your hair up will help keep that patch manageable in the meantime. Stay up on your protein (BTW, thank you so much for reminding me bc I used to LOVE using MT as a protein tx. Gonna try it again now) bc it will help prevent weakening at that demarcation line.

So, YES, I think it's a good idea to go back over that patch w/relaxer. But, NO, pleeeease don't do a corrective. See if you can wait at least 3 months, since you're a long stretcher. Hope I'm making sense. Lol
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
My nape is what I want the rest of my hair to feel like. These different textures are killing me :cry3: I’ve been debating on if I want to go fully relaxed and just spot treat the parts that are pretty kinky and protect the crap out of previously relaxed parts. That 4 month stretch combined with me texlaxing probably wasn’t the best thing. It’s gonna be too hard for me to see what’s new growth and what’s underprocessed.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
My nape is what I want the rest of my hair to feel like. These different textures are killing me :cry3: I’ve been debating on if I want to go fully relaxed and just spot treat the parts that are pretty kinky and protect the crap out of previously relaxed parts. That 4 month stretch combined with me texlaxing probably wasn’t the best thing. It’s gonna be too hard for me to see what’s new growth and what’s underprocessed.
Maybe you can only stretch for 3 months this time? And then overlap a bit when you smooth? If you put oil and a cone condish on the hair right before you relax, it shouldn't be too harsh to overlap.
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
Maybe you can only stretch for 3 months this time? And then overlap a bit when you smooth? If you put oil and a cone condish on the hair right before you relax, it shouldn't be too harsh to overlap.
I don’t know what I was thinking stretching that long, but the only thing I can say was I was sick. You are definitely on to something :scratchchin: I might add a little grease as well since the straighter parts are right where I want them to be. I don’t know why I keep forgetting how aggressive my hair is :laugh: I like my hair a little on the thick side, but this makes me feel like I’m natural all over again :lachen:This should cut down some of the mechanical damage from me having to comb my hair and stuff.
 

lalla

Well-Known Member
Okay so never mind I have to fix this lol. The chronicles continue :lachen:. So as my hair is drying the middle hair doesn’t feel so texlaxed anymore. It’s curio I got up dry and tight like natural hair. Seems like the relaxer didn’t touch it. I’m thinking in about a month I’ll heavily coat my ends and rots then corrective relax the middle? Right now it’s straight-bush- straight and its kind of awkward.

side note that nexxus humectress intensive moisture masque STINKS. The perfume in it is waaay too strong. Hours later and my hair still smelled like it. And it’s not the pretty flower smell. It’s strong grandma white diamonds smelling perfume. Whose idea was this:confused:
I hate having different textures, it always ends up causing breakage, even when I do protective styles 24/7.
I would correct it if I were you.
 

Royalq

Well-Known Member
LOL, OMG, I did that too after a long stretch!! How you fix it depends on how you primarily wear your hair.

I've tried the corrective route twice and o_O:badidea: for me. Both times I did mine between 6-8 weeks post. My hair looked good initially but as time went by, I could see that I had weakened it.

I'm a texlaxer too so it's common to not have a consistent texture. I accept that, it is what it is. However, if it ends up so severely different, what ends up working for me is to just work with it until my next relaxer. Then when I do my relaxer, I smoothed the relaxer further down the strand after applying so that it reaches the part that was missed before. I've also learned to kinda overlap since then so I no longer have patches where the hair is still a natural bush. Lol. Because I texlax, and pretreat ALL of my hair, there is less damage when I overlap and I don't have those patches anymore.

So to ride it out, if you primarily wear your hair straight and out, maybe that patch will respond to heat? If you primarily keep your hair in braids, weaves or other full PSs then doing a blowout before you braid your hair up will help keep that patch manageable in the meantime. Stay up on your protein (BTW, thank you so much for reminding me bc I used to LOVE using MT as a protein tx. Gonna try it again now) bc it will help prevent weakening at that demarcation line.

So, YES, I think it's a good idea to go back over that patch w/relaxer. But, NO, pleeeease don't do a corrective. See if you can wait at least 3 months, since you're a long stretcher. Hope I'm making sense. Lol
so I straightened my hair and the patch did straighten fine. I’m planing on for rowing my hair and wearing a wig for a few months. The issue with over lapping is that the patch is a few inches out. So it would be difficult to touch up new growth, skip 3 inches, then correct the patch through out my hair. Idk what to do but for now it’s not causing too much of a bother.

man what a different Mizani butter blends makes!! Ever since using ORS in June my flat ironed hair always felt so sticky and gummy and looked dull. I flat ironed yesterday and everyone was in awe of my hair again. It was so soft, had so much body, and a natural sheen. I’m upset that I ever used ORS. I think it’s my hard water out here in Florida. Even with the shower filter it just cause mineral build up.
 

Prisangela

Well-Known Member
so I straightened my hair and the patch did straighten fine. I’m planing on for rowing my hair and wearing a wig for a few months. The issue with over lapping is that the patch is a few inches out. So it would be difficult to touch up new growth, skip 3 inches, then correct the patch through out my hair. Idk what to do but for now it’s not causing too much of a bother.

man what a different Mizani butter blends makes!! Ever since using ORS in June my flat ironed hair always felt so sticky and gummy and looked dull. I flat ironed yesterday and everyone was in awe of my hair again. It was so soft, had so much body, and a natural sheen. I’m upset that I ever used ORS. I think it’s my hard water out here in Florida. Even with the shower filter it just cause mineral build up.
I miss butter blends cant find it out here in Canada, I may jest suck it up and order and pay the duties
 
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