Relaxed Hair Thread

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

  1. sunnieb

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    Tried to spice up my daily bun with some bangs today. Didn't happen. My hair curled pretty on the ends, but rest of the length was straight. :lol:

    Think I'll cowash tonight and see if I can pull off a 90s style wrap tomorrow. :yep:
     
  2. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I think I might attempt some knotless braids tomorrow. Or I might just give into the laziness and just do a bun or something lol
     
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    Thats very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Sorry for replying so late. But I too have fine strands and I just cant detangle with tools that often. I’ll detangle once in the shower with a Wet brush 1-2 times a month.

    Detangling out of the shower is an absolute no-no for me now.
     
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    Yeah.. I’m definitely keeping an eye on my hair. I just took my hair down down Sunday and I just washed it today. I think I’ll nix the braids until a later time.
     
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    Might be a few things attributing to my hair ball, but I listed them on my blog
     
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    But on the plus side my hair is still super thick (I air dried, you know your girl is all about that lazy life) lol. I was trying my wig on and I had to take my ponytail out (it’s parted down the middle and brushed to the side) to just braid my own hair and just put a little rubber band on the end. Then I put my wig cap on and put my wig on.
     
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    Double post
     
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    Aww look at my little braid :lachen:
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    At this rate I'm gonna look up and you'll be HL. Good progress! :-D
     
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    Exactly!
    You're making good progress @ItsMeLilLucky ! What is it that has you nervous about your hair? I saw you mention that it's thick. Why was it that you didn't wanna PS it?
     
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    I lost more hair than I’m used to, and it’s made me take a closer look at it sans any extra hair besides a ponytail or wig.
     
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    From your lips to God’s ears :clap:

    I just have to fight the urge to cut it :lachen:
    I’ve been seeing some dope pixie cuts and it’s been tempting me :lachen:
     
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    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:
     
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    I have nothing against short cuts but...
    You betta not!:nono2: :laugh:
     
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    I know right :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    I think I just need to get a pixie wig or something lol
     
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    Nooo, don’t do it. You’ve worked so hard to grow it back lol.
     
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    I've complained before, but I'm doing it again! :lachen:

    That dern Redken Extreme Length Sealer is too dang expensive!!!! :mad: BUT it works! Ugh!

    I just ordered another bottle from Ulta. THIEVES!!!!! :drunk:

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    its $14 at the skinstore. @sunnieb
     
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    Thanks! Have you ordered from them before?
     
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    Nah, I was being nosey when you posted and saw a few places but that one was the cheapest @sunnieb
     
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    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)
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    Here's one of my favorite summer wigs-

    Morning Glory by Glance/Model Model
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    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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    @MzSwift Thanks babe, I just be sweating so stinking much in the summer :cry3::lachen:
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    What does it do?
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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:
     
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    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
     
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