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Old 01-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
 
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Default Loosening curl pattern

How do you do it without using a texturizer? I don't want to harm my hair.
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How do you do it without using a texturizer? I don't want to harm my hair.

You can't.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
 
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henna did it to me. i didn't like it.
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I can't think of any way without damaging your hair.
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Only henna can do it as far as I know. But that method is hit or miss. How about you grow out your texture, get to know it a bit. You may find yourself getting attached to it as it grows.
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Some people fry the hell out of it then call it heat training instead of heat damage to make themselves feel better.
Henna loosened my hair but very slightly so I'm still the same type. For some people henna does nothing. For others it's temporary. There is also that ketatin stuff which is supposedly is temporary and wears off but there are tons of people on that thread complaining it made a permanent change.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #7
 
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i embrace my shrinkage. i prefer springy hair. i don't like loose, limp hair.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
 
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Yogurt can loosen hair and so can coconut milk. Google coconut mill relaxer

But it can also result in some curls that become so straight that they stand out as flyaways.
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Yogurt can loosen hair and so can coconut milk. Google coconut mill relaxer

But it can also result in some curls that become so straight that they stand out as flyaways.
I have used treatments with yogurt (cherry lola) and coconut milk. I ended up with hair that was pure straw from protein overload. It took weeks of dc's for my hair to recover. I want people who are protein sensitve to have a disclaimer if you try this.
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But why? Work what you got girl
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Some people fry the hell out of it then call it heat training instead of heat damage to make themselves feel better.
Henna loosened my hair but very slightly so I'm still the same type. For some people henna does nothing. For others it's temporary. There is also that ketatin stuff which is supposedly is temporary and wears off but there are tons of people on that thread complaining it made a permanent change.
This ^^ And another thing about keratin "treatment": you risk serious health problems, including potentially getting cancer. Just not worth it. I agree with RicotDorothy and PearlForCurls: how about learning about excellent curly hair care from the people here and let some time pass before you make a final verdict? Many of us fall in love with our hair after a little pampering
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #12
 
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Thanks. Maybe I will grow to love it. I still have a twa so I have a ways to go.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #13
 
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Another vote for henna. My coils are no where near as tight as they were before henna.
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also length, changes curl patterns too. at least this has been my experience. my shorter hair is tighter. my longer hair (when i let it grow) is looser.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:45 PM   #15
 
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Didn't think about it like that

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:31 PM   #16
 
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Well, in the vain of loosening my hair texture and making it easier to manage, I have tried a little bit of everything. I actually still do like my hair to be a little looser and prefer keratin treatments to acheive this. However, formulas vary so use caution if you consider this route.

Any type of natural relaxer/homemade curl loosening concoction has not worked at all for me. Henna did not give me a noticable change either, but then again i found it to be too messy and smelly to regularly apply. Plus i hated the red tint it left in my hair. LOL

As for the topic of damage that is really up to the beholder. People define it so many different ways and decide differently on which factors consitute damage. What do you consider to be "damage"?

Also As my hair got longer it defineltey was more streched out. It wasnt until my hair got to around full APL or so that I had some really nice hang time. If this is your first time going natural, I would say wait a while, bear though the fugly stages and grow it out "au naturel" before deciding to alter your texture temporarily or permanently. you haven't really seen what your hair can do and what it is capable of. It may surprise you!
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Only henna can do it as far as I know. But that method is hit or miss. How about you grow out your texture, get to know it a bit. You may find yourself getting attached to it as it grows.
I second this. Your hair is still in twa state wait and see how it grows out


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Old 01-16-2013, 11:59 AM   #18
 
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Henna doesn't do it for my tight coils. I put in 2-strand twists then bantu knot the twists. I end up with looser curls.

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #19
 
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Would cassia obavata loosen curl pattern without the color deposit?

I found bentonite clay loosened mine a bit. Or maybe it just defined it either way my coils looked better.



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You can: a) alter the structure with proteins (keratin or whatever is in henna), b) weigh it down with a heavy leave in, c) stretch it out (via twist outs or banding).
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