Relaxed Hair Thread

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  1. ItsMeLilLucky

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    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.
     
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  2. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    So in the summer, I used to water rinse or cowash each morning in the shower, apply my scalp tx, slap on my sateen skull cap and then pin on my wig. That helped me to not be soo hot. And whenever I was home, I would take the wig off. I didn't have A/C at that time so I feel you about sweating. :rofl:
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    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.
     
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  4. ItsMeLilLucky

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I did a quick condition two days later and blow dried
     
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    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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    Keeps my dry ends moist all night. Practically eliminates breakage.

    I only apply it to my ends at bedtime.
     
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    @Royalq OMG! Your description of the Nexxus mask! :lachen:

    I'm dc'ing with Nexxus Keraphix now. I'm working the tweaks out of my hair routine, but dc'ing twice a week seems to be what my high maintenance hair wants. :rolleyes:
     
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    I bought 2 giant tubs when I was NYC for a funeral cause I can’t find it here in FL. So worth it though. I tried the Mizani rhelaxer and it’s just not the same
     
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  12. ItsMeLilLucky

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    If I showed y’all my hair right at this very instant, you would swear up and down I was natural with some heat damage. I prepooed with grapeseed oil and aphoghee 2 minute reconstructor and a plastic cap for probably and hour or so ( I’m tired y’all lol. Somebody’s kid is always :censored: yelling. I’m stressed like these my doggone kids).

    The first thing I said when I saw my “fro” is what the :censored: :lachen:

    On the plus side, my hair is soft :laugh:
     
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    Probably why I have had so much breakage. That 4 month stretch plus the TWO caps of oil is probably why my hair looks the way it does lol
     
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    Have no idea how I'm wearing my hair for our anniversary dinner tomorrow. :bah:

    I refuse to wear a slicked back bun on date night! :evil:
     
  15. ItsMeLilLucky

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    What ever you do, add some curly tendrils. I think those are so romantic lol

    Happy Anniversary you guys!
    :2inlove:
     
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    Thank you!

    That's exactly what I did! :)

    I slept in bantu knots and my hair did ok. I ended up having to bun the back, because it's not ready to be worn all out just yet.

    It's a long hair journey!
     
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  17. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I actually slept in it :laugh:
     
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    Welp, my usual website to order relaxer is gone.

    Anybody else use Design Essentials Sensitive Scalp? Where do you buy it?

    I'm Googling now for reputable places.....
     
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  19. MzSwift

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    GL @sunnieb ! I don't go to stores much but I'll keep my eyes open.

    Also, I found a brick and mortar BSS in the Detroit area that has an online site and that's where I buy a lot of my hair products when I'm nervous about Amazon. Lol
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    I saw pics of the Duchess of Sussex today and admired her hair again. In another thread, we were discussing whether she uses wigs and also the Japanese thermal-type system. Then I thought about Zoe Saldana's hair as well -- she uses that thermo system. They both seem to wear their hair out often and it's beautiful.

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    Being on the hair boards for so long, I'm not gonna chalk it up to them being mixed-race as I've seen plenty of us grow long hair. What I want to know is how I can regularly wear my hair out, effortlessly like that, and have it look so healthy. Not like the wraps that we do but full and bouncy. I haven't seen a lot of ladies on the board who wear their hair out like that all of the time. And when I tried to do it, I gradually lost length. There has to be a way for us to do it. I love feeling my hair flowing in the wind. It makes me feel pretty and feminine. But I don't get to do it very often bc I don't want to damage it. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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    @MzSwift, I personally believe hair strand strength matters. Some people are blessed with hair strands that can take abuse. Their hair can handle several types of chemical treatments and the use of heat on top of that. I have personally tried keratin treatments when I was natural and apart from my allergy to Formaldehyde (gave me bald spot), my hair is 4c so it didn't get my hair completely straight which meant additional heat was needed and my fine strands can't handle all that. Also hair dryness matters, it gets stiff and affects the way the hair moves.

    Hair straighteners manufacturers need to come up with a different approach for people with uber curly hair and fine strands and for hair that are dry that get stiff after a while.
     
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    ITA w you about hair strength. That's actually what I was wondering about. There has to be fine stranded ladies who wear their hair out often. I'm talking at least 50% of the time. Even just sticking with relaxing/texlaxing, is there a way to have that bouncy hair each day without damage? Even if we just have to DC twice a week or something. The only thing I can think of weekly wash, DC and rollersetting but I'm too chicken to rollerset.

    I said last year that I was gonna try doing a single bantu knot top bun to airdry my hair. And then letting it down for bouncy curls after a day or two. But I'm someone who primarily finger detangle and styles so I'm worried that brushing it up into the knot will cause damage. Maybe I'll do it old school and dip my brush in water and grease or conditioner. Lol, smh
     
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    I remember reading back when the Duchess was on suits that she did a Brazilian blowout...
     
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