S Curl Text Help!

(She posted this question in the 4b forum, but I know more people visit this forum. She may receive an answer quicker.)

My girlfriend doesn't have a username. So, I am allowing her to post underneath my username.

Hey, my name is Marie. I have a question for you texturized ladies out there. I have combo 4a/4b a-little-past-my-ear length hair. I wanted to texturized my hair in order to soften my hair, somewhat defined my curls, but not drastically change it. So, I went out and purchased a sCurls comb thru texturized. I read so many reviews on here. I thought that would be my best bet. Well, I put it in last night for about 3-5 minutes and washed it out. This was my first time. I was so afraid to over process my hair or make it too straight. Well, after the washing it out. I looked at my hair. I did not see any change in the texture. It's a slightly softer, but that could be my imagination. So, I thought about the whole process and what went wrong.

1. I should have left it in longer?

2. Maybe, my hair is too long for sCurls?

What do you think?

Now, here's my dilemma. Can I and/or should put it in again in order to achieve my desired results? In addition, how long do I have to wait between applications?

Any information you are able to provide is greatly appreciated! I tried searching for this specific topic either via the web or CurlTalk without success.

Thanks again!
Hair Type: 4a/4b Combo
Last Relaxer: May/June 2008
Big Chop: N/A
http://members.fotki.com/SugarNuts (1/31)
Detangle/Co-Wash: VO5 Freesia or Green Tea
Shampoo: White Vinegar

Deep Con. Treat.: Aussie 3-min. & Olive Oil
Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In


Oh my goodness, dont ever get another S curl kit! You have the wave patterns naturally, you just gotta figure out how to work WITH them and NOT against them.

I recommend going over your hair care routine. Do some deep conditions, dont shampoo as often, i shampoo at the most once a week with Doo Gro or Creme of Nature. Look at what products your putting on your head and how evenly thier distributed.

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ACCEPT PEOPLES HAIR REGARDLESS IF IT'S NATURAL OR CHEMICALLY ALTERED ! that is probable the hardest thing anyone can do
I second that. If the only reason you want a texturizer is to get softer, more defined hair, you can do that naturally without chemicals/possibly damaging your hair. When I first cut my dreads, my hair was hella hard, but after a month of weekly DTs, co washes, non harsh shampoos, getting my routine down pat, etc. I no longer have that problem. People (including other 4a's) are shocked when the touch my hair and it's so soft and defined. AND I've even got some people asking if I'm getting a texturizer now!

It might take more work than putting something in your hair, but in the long run, getting your hair to naturally be softer and more defined is much better for it.
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If your friend truly wants to texturize, she should not double process her hair. In general hair that has been chemically treated should not be treated twice. that's why you only retouch the new growth. If she wants to do it again I would suggest. 1.) talking to a stylist about the health of her hair. 2) do protien treatments for a few weeks (2-4) to maintain the strength of her hair 3.) 6-8 weeks later try it again but follow the directions listed.

In the meantime I would follow the advice that the ladies here have aready given, she may be surpised that her natural coils will be more pronounced than before. best wishes
I know it is not my hair, but I kinda regret that your friend did this bc as Nubian said there are other means of getting the same effect. Some people like honey or vinegar, or certain butters and conditioners.

But I agree a double process she should not do at all.
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I texturize my hair with relaxer mixed with conditioner and when I first started I did two correctives to get the look I was going for. I used chemicals 3 times in 6 weeks! I also just texturized my niece's hair and just like mine, the first chemical didn;t really do much and we did a corrective a week later to get the look she wanted.

As long as your hair is healthy than there won't be any problems. It is hard to say how soon you can use a chemical again without knowing what condition the hair is in. I would suggest doing a protein treatment and then waiting as long as possible or at least a week but 6 weeks is ideal. I did an overnight treatment of yogurt mixed with conditoner, honey, and evoo on my niece's hair and it is great condition.

I would also suggest trying to use your chemicals mixed with conditioner. It makes it more gentle and gives you more time to ensure you are getting the desired look. I never use chemicals straight and I am able to keep my hair looking very natural.

I would also recommend using a protein conditioner after you rinse out the relaxer but before you neutralize. This step also keeps the hair healthy and strong.

Feel free to pm me if you have any questions or check out fotki.com/vkb247 for pics of my hair and you can contact me there.
Whoa. Just noticed the 4b part. If you really have 4b hair than texturizing is not going to give that part of your hair a curl pattern. I wouldn't recommend texturizing if 50% or more of your hair is 4b.

What are your desired results?
Hey Ladies,


Thanks for the info. I tried the process again and I achieved the desired results. I followed up again with the protein treatments.


So far....so good!

Happy Fourth!
Hair Type: 4a/4b Combo
Last Relaxer: May/June 2008
Big Chop: N/A
http://members.fotki.com/SugarNuts (1/31)
Detangle/Co-Wash: VO5 Freesia or Green Tea
Shampoo: White Vinegar

Deep Con. Treat.: Aussie 3-min. & Olive Oil
Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In


your hair is pretty and I would have never guessed that your had a texturizer.
Woah!!! I am not Marie. I noticed that she posted a few things on here. She is only using my username, which is fine by me. LOL, I don't have a texturizer. I am all natural and kinky. I love it! Well, minus the less than 1/2 inches on my end. She's my friend. I am not here to judge her, but only advise. I felt that this forum would the most welcoming and the least judgemental for her question. I suggested she use my username and post away.
Hair Type: 4a/4b Combo
Last Relaxer: May/June 2008
Big Chop: N/A
http://members.fotki.com/SugarNuts (1/31)
Detangle/Co-Wash: VO5 Freesia or Green Tea
Shampoo: White Vinegar

Deep Con. Treat.: Aussie 3-min. & Olive Oil
Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In



Last edited by SugarNuts; 07-05-2009 at 02:46 PM.
@sugarnuts Although I just stalked your fotki and your hair is fabu. The texturizer comment was for
vkb247. When I posted earlier I thought my comment showed after hers apparently there were other posts that were coming through at the same time.

also tell your friend to join us.... have her set up her own profile. we'd love to have her!

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