Relaxed Hair Thread

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

  1. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Oh no, sorry to hear about your forced transition. It sucks when it really isn't your decision.

    Yay! I'm glad that you got some benefit from the Moremo. Stopping breakage, hopefully at the demarcation line, is important. I wish you the best on your transition! :)

    I don't know if my hair is protein sensitive or not, but I play it safe by trying to only use mild proteins. The Moremo feels like a mild to me, did it feel that way to you? For instance, the Joico K-Pak reconstructor makes my hair feel strong but coated, it doesn't feel like my hair afterwards. So I take that to mean that it's probably a stronger protein. Whereas the Moremo made my hair feel strong but still soft, it still felt like my hair.
     
  2. Wenbev

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    @MzSwift you’re so pretty :rolleyes:

    done with the straight hair for a while, going to wash, twistout and gos. Currently 5 weeks post.
     
  3. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Thanks my fellow Mastiff lover. :blush2:

    IIRC, are you growing out a bob/SL cut? How is that going? I'd love to see some of your twistouts. We don't get to see a lot of those on relaxed hair around here :(
     
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  4. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    @ItsMeLilLucky

    I see you!!! I saw your post in the other thread. Your layers are growing in nicely. Yes, please put your hair away before you cut it off. I used to suffer from the same ailment.. scissor addiction. :lachen:
     
  5. Wenbev

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    Love those 100+ lb lap dogs!
    I’m growing out a bob, the breakage is still real :(
    I’m the worst with the photos but I’ll try.
    I normally will allow my hair to air dry after any detangling, separate into fours. And then two flat-twist per section. With a flex iron on the ends
     
  6. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I’m about to :lachen:I bought myself a few wigs, and if I gets sick of them I have a head wrap lol.
     
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    Peepin' in here even though I'm technically natural :curtain: . My hair is heat trained to the point that it looks relaxed when wet and I have new growth. I'm learning a lot from you ladies!
     
  8. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I bust in everywhere :lachen:
     
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    Cowashed with SM 100% Virgin coconut oil conditioner. My mom knows how much I’m a junky for conditioner so she bought me two big 34 oz. bottles since our job had them on discount now. Gosh I love my mom.[​IMG]

    Went ahead and broke open the one on the left. Just couldn’t help myself lol
     
  10. Wenbev

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    So yeah twistout FAIL. Lol. Left out a lol in the front and the rest twisted into a bun. Will try again. Need to make the twists tighter and smaller
     
  11. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    So I went ahead and did mini twists last night. No micros with this much new growth. And I didn't add extension hair this time because I want to keep these in all the way to December. I don't want to have to worry about the buildup at the roots. I'm super encouraged and excited to see my EOTY progress because I was doing pull tests in various spots as I was doing them. I have a ton of new growth so it'll be a nice surprise to relax and flat iron for my EOTY length check.

    OH, my hair under the wig was sooo soft, shiny and manageable! I have blow dried and cornrowed before but I always wet my hair while in the PS so my cornrows are usually tangly when I take them down. This time I didn't wet it so my hair was still soft from the blow out, no tangles when I took them down. My leave out was a whole nother story because it was exposed to the elements and I didn't moisturize it enough. Lesson learned, only human hair u-wigs for me :(

    Anyway, so here are my minis. I HATE how they look when they're freshly done - they're so much prettier after having been wet and air dried with conditioner. I finished right around midnight and started taking down the wig around 1 PM. So that's really good because I took breaks to tend to the family and my big puppy.



     
  12. MzSwift

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    Washed and used the Moremo tx in the shower. It didn't warm up this time. I think I didn't apply enough. It can be used daily but I think I'll use it again in 2-3 days.

    Soooo happy to have my lazy hair back! Jump in the shower, wash/rinse, slather on condish and throw it back into a ponytail. DONE! I still get to enjoy my length and wear my hair out without dealing with styling or detangling. KISS!!
     
  13. Wenbev

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    Wash day tomor. Manipulated my hair waaay too much trying to get a good twistout. Will prepoo with oils and conditioner on hand, dc with a moisturizing conditioner and flat iron.
     
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    Also, now that I have photo evidence, just for kicks. This is how much I shed in one wash day.
    [​IMG]

    So I could really only imagine how much hair could come out In two weeks. Lol
     
  15. Wenbev

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    Wash day was soo easy today. And I used salt in the DC again. Didn’t use it last week and well, last week was a mess with all the twist out fails.
    I’m hooked.
     
  16. SpiceUpMyHair

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    Any ladies use design essentials regular or lo lye relaxer? Reviews/ thoughts
     
  17. Wenbev

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    Sorry, I’m a no-lye ORS girl
     
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    Wash day tomorrow. seven weeks post. I wish I could wear wigs like some of you ladies. But I have a big head. :lachen:
     
  19. divachyk

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    I just wanted to say hello to you all. I'm not on LHCF as much any more but stop in to say hello when I'm on for any length of time. I'm still natural but will always love relaxed hair. Nothing will ever change that. Happy Hair Growing!
     
  20. Loving

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    @divachyk my mind runs on you ever so often! Hope you are doing well.
     
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    Hey ladies. What are we using to make styles last/ for hold?

    I'm considering wearing my hair out this weekend. Not sure how yet. I know back in the day hair spray with lots of alcohol was the way to go...Lol But it's been years since I really wore my hair out like that. What do people use now?

    ETA I have decided on a fluffy braid out.
     
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  22. ItsMeLilLucky

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    New growth seems to be holding up. I finally washed my hair with actual shampoo yesterday, I had to keep both the bathroom and the bedroom door closed, but as soon as I started my wash day everyone had to do something to interrupt. They had all :censored: day before I even started washing my hair, but *shrugs shoulders*
    I used:
    Sulfur 8 Shampoo
    Aphogee 2 minute for protein
    Mielle Mongongo Oil d/c with Hot Head for deep conditioning

    For leave ins I’m just using X21, TGIN Green Tea leave in, and a sealant I’m still testing out.

    I must say, before adding my leave ins my hair was not as crunchy as I expected.
     
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  23. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I forgot to mention that I lost less hair than I expected this time around even though I had those braids up for maybe a month? I need to keep better track of things lmao. It might be due the sealant I’m testing out.
     
  24. toinette

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    Ive been natural 10 years and I’ve decided I’m going back to relaxers. Just got my natural hair straightened and had to cut off 4 inches due to splits. I’m OVER it!! I’ll keep my hair straight 3 weeks, then I’m getting it relaxed
     
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  25. ItsMeLilLucky

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    :eek: :thud:
    I am so sorry to hear this.

    You know what? Honestly I should have relaxed my hair the first time I was sick of it instead of neglecting it or cutting it off. I was just stuck in my natural mindset. My hair probably would have been to my booty :lol:
     
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    Relaxed at eight weeks this weekend.
     
  27. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I wonder if I’ll get the same results the next wash day as I did the previous one. If I do. I’ll let y’all in on the sealant I’ve been using. Actually I probably need to do 2 more wash days to really see my results.
     
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    I use Design Essentials Sensitive Scalp and love it.

    It doesn't dry out my hair and gets it straight without a long processing time.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    How do you create twist outs with relaxed hair? I have no skills when it comes to styling my hair lol.
     
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