Natural Curl Softener

There's this natural relaxer stuff on TreasuredLocks.com. I kinda want to try it out but I don't want to straighten my hair all the way. Does anyone with 4A hair want to be a guinea pig and post pictures for me?

Here are links to the product pages:
Original NaturalLaxer OR Pre-Mixed NaturalLaxer
Here is a youtube video on a natural coconut cream relaxer. I have not tryed it so i can't say if it works. There are two parts to this vid. This lady uses it for her daughters hair. And from what i can tell her ingredients seem all natural.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQD5vt5-3AI

Hope this helps.
Not too sure if this has the lasting effects of a relaxer, it just seems like a great DT. I may have to try this one...

Here is a youtube video on a natural coconut cream relaxer. I have not tryed it so i can't say if it works. There are two parts to this vid. This lady uses it for her daughters hair. And from what i can tell her ingredients seem all natural.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQD5vt5-3AI

Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by starg2008
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You can use plain old coconut oil as well. Mix it in among your conditioner, or use it as a leave-in (sparingly). You have to kind of see how much of it you need and how to use it. You can also leave it on overnight for a DT, then washing and styling as usual afterwards.
Not too sure if this has the lasting effects of a relaxer, it just seems like a great DT. I may have to try this one...
Originally Posted by mochalatta408
I used plain whole fat yogurt in my last henna treatment (Sunday) after doing lots of research on the relaxing properties of yogurt. My hair has definitely flipped from 4a/3c to 3c/4a and it's uber soft. It's only been 2 days, so I can't say anything about the lasting effects, but I'm going to be mixing yogurt in with my conditioner at least 3 times a week.

Just the softness alone has sold me, but the effect on my curls is exactly what I was looking for.
Not too sure if this has the lasting effects of a relaxer, it just seems like a great DT. I may have to try this one...
Originally Posted by mochalatta408
I used plain whole fat yogurt in my last henna treatment (Sunday) after doing lots of research on the relaxing properties of yogurt. My hair has definitely flipped from 4a/3c to 3c/4a and it's uber soft. It's only been 2 days, so I can't say anything about the lasting effects, but I'm going to be mixing yogurt in with my conditioner at least 3 times a week.

Just the softness alone has sold me, but the effect on my curls is exactly what I was looking for.
Originally Posted by shawnette
Do you think yogurt powder will have the same effect?
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Not too sure if this has the lasting effects of a relaxer, it just seems like a great DT. I may have to try this one...
Originally Posted by mochalatta408
I used plain whole fat yogurt in my last henna treatment (Sunday) after doing lots of research on the relaxing properties of yogurt. My hair has definitely flipped from 4a/3c to 3c/4a and it's uber soft. It's only been 2 days, so I can't say anything about the lasting effects, but I'm going to be mixing yogurt in with my conditioner at least 3 times a week.

Just the softness alone has sold me, but the effect on my curls is exactly what I was looking for.
Originally Posted by shawnette
Do you think yogurt powder will have the same effect?
Originally Posted by A_la_Nap-tural
I'm not sure. Apparently, it's the lactic acid that makes it work.

Here's the thread on LHCF:
http://longhaircareforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=167391
I don't think the effects of the natural laxer are permanent, but you could always email them to find out. As far as finding a curl loosener, I think most natural ones have protein in common. They can add it to your hair, which weighs the curl down, as opposed to an alkaline (calcium) which will break the protein down for a similar, more permanent look.

Coconut helps the hair retain more protein than it naturally would (Suave Tropical coconut loosens curl a bit, as well as Coconut oil as lapushka stated). Yogurt is full of protein, so it can have a similar effect. Henna is also a protein that bonds to the hair and it has a curl loosening, sometimes straightening effect. I think the protein factor is also why things like the coconut relaxer and henna can make people's hair hard.

I once tried the egg/mayonnaise protein treatment to get my hair back on track after coloring. It only loosened my coils more (no yogurt/coconut oil was used) which is why I suspect protein= curl loosening. Curl loosening for me just equals more frizz, dryness, and less definition so I avoid it like the plague.
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This is an interesting thread I must say. So yogurt softens the hair when mixed with conditioner or Henna? Is it 100% safe to put plain yogurt in your henna because I'm always hearing mixed opinions as to what should and shouldn't be added to henna. Some say lemon juice while others say no. Some say just plain o'l water some say tea, yada yada yada.
I will stay clear of anything that says "natural relaxer", softner, texturizer, etc.They're all a no go for me.


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This is an interesting thread I must say. So yogurt softens the hair when mixed with conditioner or Henna? Is it 100% safe to put plain yogurt in your henna because I'm always hearing mixed opinions as to what should and shouldn't be added to henna. Some say lemon juice while others say no. Some say just plain o'l water some say tea, yada yada yada.
I will stay clear of anything that says "natural relaxer", softner, texturizer, etc.They're all a no go for me.
Originally Posted by Cammyb
I always put lemon juice in my henna. ACV dries my hair out. I also use espresso to tone down the red. I don't see why it wouldn't be safe to put yogurt in, considering it is a food product, lol. If you can eat it, you can put it on your hair. (Not saying that everyone's hair will react the same, though, since some people can't do shea or oils, etc.) I haven't seen any reports of anyone going bald from it, so...
Not too sure if this has the lasting effects of a relaxer, it just seems like a great DT. I may have to try this one...
Originally Posted by mochalatta408
I used plain whole fat yogurt in my last henna treatment (Sunday) after doing lots of research on the relaxing properties of yogurt. My hair has definitely flipped from 4a/3c to 3c/4a and it's uber soft. It's only been 2 days, so I can't say anything about the lasting effects, but I'm going to be mixing yogurt in with my conditioner at least 3 times a week.

Just the softness alone has sold me, but the effect on my curls is exactly what I was looking for.
Originally Posted by shawnette
What is your henna recipe?
Not too sure if this has the lasting effects of a relaxer, it just seems like a great DT. I may have to try this one...
Originally Posted by mochalatta408
I used plain whole fat yogurt in my last henna treatment (Sunday) after doing lots of research on the relaxing properties of yogurt. My hair has definitely flipped from 4a/3c to 3c/4a and it's uber soft. It's only been 2 days, so I can't say anything about the lasting effects, but I'm going to be mixing yogurt in with my conditioner at least 3 times a week.

Just the softness alone has sold me, but the effect on my curls is exactly what I was looking for.
Originally Posted by shawnette
What is your henna recipe?
Originally Posted by winonahorton
My normal mix:

Espresso
Amla Gold oil
shealoe
Aloe (a lot)
lemon juice

To which I added a LOT of yogurt. I rarely measure anything, but it was at least 3oz which is a lot because most people only use a few tablespoons. I bought a big 32oz tub and I used about 1/8 of it. I left the henna mix on my hair for a little over an hour, then co washed and deep conditioned.

(I think I used about 120g henna. I say "I think" because I mixed some leftover with a 100g new pack.)
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Originally Posted by certifiediva
Deep Treatment (conditioning)
Here is a youtube video on a natural coconut cream relaxer. I have not tryed it so i can't say if it works. There are two parts to this vid. This lady uses it for her daughters hair. And from what i can tell her ingredients seem all natural.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQD5vt5-3AI

Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by starg2008
I just saw that video and I must say it look 100% safe. Its more like a deep treatment though.


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these 2 threads always stick out in my mind whenever someone asks about natural-laxer...

Natural-Laxer does work

Karen's Experience With Natural-Laxer

both ladies gave great reviews and you really can see a difference in their hair texture.
Ok, the yogurt effect was definitely temporary but I'm still keeping it as a part of my henna mix because my hair is crazy soft. I'm back to 4a/3c but I did a wash n go yesterday and it actually looked good all day. I haven't done one in ages because it's usually a wash n fro, lol.

(Not that I won't rock a fro, 'cause I will, ya know...)
Here is a youtube video on a natural coconut cream relaxer. I have not tryed it so i can't say if it works. There are two parts to this vid. This lady uses it for her daughters hair. And from what i can tell her ingredients seem all natural.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQD5vt5-3AI

Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by starg2008
I just saw that video and I must say it look 100% safe. Its more like a deep treatment though.
Originally Posted by Cammyb
It does look an amazing deep treatment. I think the "relaxing" the narrator is talking about is just the weight of the product and the moisture it leaves behind. I always though of coconut cream concentrate as the sugary Coco Loco stuff you use for pina coladas. I checked the brand she mensions and it's unsweetened. I'll have to buy it online.
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