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Self-Relax Support Thread

Ms Kain

Active Member
I used my staple relaxer (Soft & Beautiful Botanicals) and after adding some WGO to it was able to actually pour it in the applicator bottle.


:newbie: ALERT!!!!!!!

Well.....sorta a newbie.....because clearly I am supposed to know a lot more aconryms than I do.

What's WGO? :perplexed
 

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formerly known as "keyawarren"
For the coarse haired ladies here (or anybody else who cares to answer) what is the longest it takes you to process your hair? When my mom does it it takes 40 minutes. the container says 12-15, but not much happens in that amount of time. I'm currently using ORS lye regular strength.
 

Ms_Twana

New Member
^^^When I relaxed bone straight it would probably take about that same amount of time for me, too. My stylist would even sit me under the dryer sometimes to get it to "take" better. When I did my touch-up and corrective last week, some sections of my hair was processed for about that time. But I used Silk Elements Shea Butter regular, so it still didn't get bone straight.
 

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formerly known as "keyawarren"
Good to know. I thought i was crazy, knowing full well that my texture is resistant and what works for others won't always work for me. I'll probably do a strand test...since it's my first time self relaxing anyways...Thanks!

I'm dying to try the SE lye. I'll probably have to go all the way to Brooklyn to get it :(
 

sharifeh

Well-Known Member
I'm going to be relaxing w/ mbb mild and my hair like 17 weeks post and some parts are underprocessed it will be ok to go over the application time on the box??
 

Aggie

Well-Known Member
I'm going to be relaxing w/ mbb mild and my hair like 17 weeks post and some parts are underprocessed it will be ok to go over the application time on the box??

sharifeh, if you have gotten underprocessed results from a mild relaxer, you may need to consider using a stronger strength like regular instead of going over the recommended time on the box. Your hair texture may not be as fine as you think.
 

Americka

Well-Known Member
It seems as though quite a few ladies are relaxing right now, so I'm bumping for anyone that may need this thread...
 

asummertyme

Well-Known Member
great idea!
I THINK I CHANGED MY LIFE!!!

I did a self-relax w/ an applicator! :yay::yay:

The precision was amazing :grin: I think I'll be able to transition to texlax as I want.

I used my staple relaxer (Soft & Beautiful Botanicals) and after adding some WGO to it was able to actually pour it in the applicator bottle. Then I just squeezed the cream out of the bottle onto my newgrowth. It was wonderful :up:

No more worrying about how long the stylist wants to leave the relaxer on; the stylist not understanding that I don't want my hair bone straight; the stylist rubbing it in all hard; the stylist overprocessing hair.


Next on my list is a standing hair dryer.

And yeah, I just have to go back to putting my own care into my regimens. I mean, I even did my nails this past weekend. Sure it's easier to just get them painted at the shop, but they cut the cuticles all crazy...file down all hard..:nono:


I'm psyched!! :grin::grin::grin:
 

loveisnthehouse

New Member
I'm going to be doing my first texlas tomorrow night! I'm super excited and nervous! My plan is to do my hair in 6 sections, put the rest of my hair in a plastic shower cap and do a test strand on the different sections of hair so I know just how long to process. I will post the results either tomorrow night or Saturday night.
 

Ms_Twana

New Member
I'm going to be doing my first texlas tomorrow night! I'm super excited and nervous! My plan is to do my hair in 6 sections, put the rest of my hair in a plastic shower cap and do a test strand on the different sections of hair so I know just how long to process. I will post the results either tomorrow night or Saturday night.

Good luck!! :yep:
 

Ms_Twana

New Member
Just did a t/u last night. My head was on FIRE. I don't know what went wrong on the first half. I don't think I scratched that much. I know what went wrong with the second half. While I washed the first half out, the second half got wet. :nono: So that side started to burn faster. My edges didn't get as straight on that side, and my edges on the other side got too straight (bone straight). So one half of my bun is nice and sleek and the other half is frizzy. :lol: The joys of texlaxing. I just can't get it right. :lol: This month marks my 1 year texlax anniversary. :yep:
 

taz007

Well-Known Member
^^ Oh, no! What I usually like to do post relaxer is apply Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil to my scalp overnight. I usually have no damage to my scalp by the morning.

May we see some pics, pretty please? :grin:
 

Britt

Well-Known Member
I'm going to take this into my own hands and self relax soon. I realize that my hair seems to have been getting progressively thinner and I am aware that I am relaxing my hair more frequently, about every 8 wks and I'm trying to narrow down the possible cause of this. I do shed a fair amount on wash day, but something is telling me that it could also be the frequency of my relaxing. So with that said, I'm trying to stretch my relaxers to every 10 wks, and also I want to apply it myself this way I can dilute my relaxer a bit, and more importantly, I would like to coat my hair in conditioner to prevent damage and hair thinning. I know this is somethign i've been reading all along on the board and a lightbulb went off in my head that it's possible the rinsing from the relaxer on my unprotected hair that could also be attributing to the thinner apperance. I use a no lye so my scalp isn't burning which is great.

I just ordered the Sprush set and I will self relax and even add conditioner to my relaxer. I also want to be in control of the areas that get relaxed first and how straight they get. I have a 3 way mirror in my bathroom (could never live w/o one of these) and I'm going to tackle this myself :woot:
 

morehairplease

Well-Known Member
^^^ co-signing with you Brittster. My goal for this year is to become a diyer and take more control w/the health of my hair into my own hands.
 

NJoy

Here I grow again!
I THINK I CHANGED MY LIFE!!!

I did a self-relax w/ an applicator! :yay::yay:

The precision was amazing :grin: I think I'll be able to transition to texlax as I want.

I used my staple relaxer (Soft & Beautiful Botanicals) and after adding some WGO to it was able to actually pour it in the applicator bottle. Then I just squeezed the cream out of the bottle onto my newgrowth. It was wonderful :up:

No more worrying about how long the stylist wants to leave the relaxer on; the stylist not understanding that I don't want my hair bone straight; the stylist rubbing it in all hard; the stylist overprocessing hair.


Next on my list is a standing hair dryer.

And yeah, I just have to go back to putting my own care into my regimens. I mean, I even did my nails this past weekend. Sure it's easier to just get them painted at the shop, but they cut the cuticles all crazy...file down all hard..:nono:


I'm psyched!! :grin::grin::grin:

Woooo! You are right on time!! This is an AWESOME idea! Thanks for sharing!

:newbie: ALERT!!!!!!!

Well.....sorta a newbie.....because clearly I am supposed to know a lot more aconryms than I do.

What's WGO? :perplexed

Hmmm. Adding to relaxer. I think this is Wheat Germ Oil (for ceramide).
 

grow

Well-Known Member
THANK YOU LADY ESQUIRE!!!

HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE SUPERB WORK YOU HAVE DONE WITH THIS IN 2007, I MIGHT NOT HAVE ANY HAIR TO PERM, TODAY, NOR THOUGHT OF BRINGING A RENEWAL OF IDEAS ON THE BOARD!

:worship2:

THANK YOU FOR LEADING THE WAY!!!
 

Lady Esquire

New Member
THANK YOU LADY ESQUIRE!!!

HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE SUPERB WORK YOU HAVE DONE WITH THIS IN 2007, I MIGHT NOT HAVE ANY HAIR TO PERM, TODAY, NOR THOUGHT OF BRINGING A RENEWAL OF IDEAS ON THE BOARD!

:worship2:

THANK YOU FOR LEADING THE WAY!!!

Oooooh, girl, thanks. Your new thread has me rethinking clarifying before relaxing. If I do, I will do it 2 weeks prior, rather than one week prior. And the Sprush was a good tip too. Now I need to go find it. It's a great thread.
 
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