I wanted a texturizer because I wanted more body but that did not happen. It is a stronger protein than the reconstructor and should only be used once every 4-6 weeks. Some women love a "bone straight" look and purposely leave a relaxer on far past the recommended time. I tried the affirm relaxer and always got under processed results, when I could follow the suggested application time. aw heck naw. Rinsing alone is oftentimes not enough because even though there are no visible traces of the relaxer left, there may still be a residue left on the hair that is undetectable with the naked eye. I don't know if it's because I have a sensitive scalp, or because they were leaving it on too long (which occasionally they were), or what. Follow up with a moisturizing conditioner and just baby your hair until its better. Leaving relaxer on too long can lead to severe breakage or burning, so this isn't the time to guesstimate. Hello! With added texture your hair will feel and look stronger, you will experience less breakage and your hair will be thicker (whether you have fine or coarse/thick strands). i have nothing of value to contribute here except to say that. Don't Extend Too Long Waiting too long between touch-ups can result in weakened, brittle hair stemming from overlapping. The next time I relax I'm thinking about timing how long it takes for my hair to process to the texture I want and seeing how that works out. Instead, aim to relax hair relatively straight, leaving in a tiny bit of texture to give the hair some bounce. Hello! Stretching your relaxer application times to 12 weeks is a suitable maximum length of time, but for the best health of a relaxed mane, you shouldn't wait longer than that. Definately not! I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. For the longest, I used Beautiful Beginnings Kiddie Relaxer. Sent from my SPH-M920 using CurlTalk App Your hair will most likely get all gummy and pretty much melt off if you do it that soon (looked at vids where this actually happened to a few people... it was quite scary!). Chisom. See, hair normally goes a lot with a relaxer, with the internal … The only difference is that the texturizer is left on your head for a shorter amount of time so it loosens the curl pattern. Hi Guys! P. Plopping – This refers to a technique for drying your hair. Let it get to a gentle warm temperature and then slather it on. Hi! The hair absorbs and retains moisture more effectively when you use a lye relaxer, thus reducing breakage and making hair stronger. This can tremendously reduce your drying time. If your hair relaxes in just 10-15 minutes (this would have no effect on my hair) then 30 minutes is … Over–processed – Leaving the hair relaxer on for too long causing a limp, overextended appearance. But before we tell you how long you should wait before you relax your hair, it’s important you understand how relaxers work. Combing the Relaxer Through. It looks like you're new here. March 21, 2015 / 2:04 pm. Forms a loose “S” very easily straightened, Forms a definite “S” shaped like a corkscrew, Very tight curl when stretched creates an “S”, Hair intentionally matted to form "ropes", Guides and resources for easy product selection, Learn how to read your hair product labels, Easy-to-make recipes for all your haircare needs, Our editors share their top hair and skincare products, Community member favorites make up this coveted list, Share your style and browse the style of others, Chat with curl friends about your favorite curly topics. Don’t scratch your scalp for at least 24 hours before getting relaxed. Normally, the relaxer would be put on my hair, and washed out almost immediately upon being smoothed out. To remove calcium buildup, try a clarifying shampoo once a month or so to remove dulling deposits. The relaxer is a 4-step system that softens your hair and leaves it elastic and strong. I usually waited about 4 days then redid it for another 15/20 minutes. i started texlaxing in December 2014 and i made the mistake of leaving the relaxer on for too long on one side as compared to the other and now one side is thicker than the other! Sign up for our newsletter to get more tips and tricks. You should use the aphogee 2step. Leaving behind some waves isn't a bad thing. Copyright © 1999 - 2013 BlackHairMedia.com, All Rights Reserved. 2 to 3 Weeks. dont expect a stylist to value your hair more than you do. You use a t-shirt to dry your hair instead of rubbing a towel on it. She may have left the relaxer on for too long and the relaxer burned you (which happens quite frequently when you go to new salons). Leaving a relaxer on too long not only increases the risk of overprocessing, it can be extremely damaging, sometimes permanently. Another thing you must avoid is using your hairdryer, flat iron, or curling iron for about 30 days (2011 study). If the rods are rolled too tight against the head or if the rods are allowed to rock back and forth while rinsing or blotting, the scalp can become very sore. Leaving the relaxer on for too long rids the hair of that much needed texture. i've used aphogee before and it worked for me when i was transitioning a looong time ago, but if aphogee doesn't work, that's kinda the last stop to my knowledge. Your natural hair should have a pH level around 4-5 pH, compared to the pH level of 12-14 found in lye relaxers, which means that they will work faster. If you reapply the relaxer you run a huge risk of causing even more damage (breakage, dryness) the best thing to do is to wait the suggested amount of time (8-10weeks) before reapplying. should i leave it and grow it out? what can i do to correct this? you knew it was sitting on you head too long before it started burning thats when you should have called her over. The curled hair is then saturated with a waving lotion that swells the hair and softens it by breaking the chemical bonds. This can lead to dry, dull hair due to over-processing. If the chemicals are too harsh or if they are left on the head for too long, they weaken and break the hair. How long after the relaxer can I get highlights? Powered by EpperSoft.com. You will have to do weekly protein treatments (always follow with a moisturizing one as well) to regain the elasticity lost due to over processing. How to Take Care of Relaxed African Hair. 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