Hello everyone...NEW TRANSITIONER HERE :-)

Hi All! I'm about 4 weeks post relaxer and I am SUPER excited about making the switch! I've been researching for about a week now and I've came across a WEALTH of info. THANKS LADIES!!! I need some advice on how to battle "hard water". Please share with me what I can do to protect my hair from hard water as I transition... :-)

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Welcome & good luck with your transition!
Hi Uhura!!! Thanks a lot!!! I'm sssooo excited and I've only just begun lol. Hopefully I'll get the hang of this soon....










Welcome!!

Regarding hard water - if you're not in the market for a water filter at this time, my suggestion is that you use distilled water. This is what I did for many, many moons before we were able to get our water softener fixed.

It's a bit of a pain, but you get used to it, and it really makes a difference. At the time I did this I had very long hair - almost waistlength, and I'd buy two gallons of distilled water. One I used to wash and the other I used to rinse. After you've done it as few times you'll figure out just how much to use for each task. The results appeared after about a week and a half or so of doing this. My hair really started to perk up and became much more manageable, with a lot more shine.

HTH
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I'm also new here too, and i'm a month and a half post relaxer , i wanted 2 BC so bad but i dont know what would i look like afterwards lol
Welcome!!

Regarding hard water - if you're not in the market for a water filter at this time, my suggestion is that you use distilled water. This is what I did for many, many moons before we were able to get our water softener fixed.

It's a bit of a pain, but you get used to it, and it really makes a difference. At the time I did this I had very long hair - almost waistlength, and I'd buy two gallons of distilled water. One I used to wash and the other I used to rinse. After you've done it as few times you'll figure out just how much to use for each task. The results appeared after about a week and a half or so of doing this. My hair really started to perk up and became much more manageable, with a lot more shine.

HTH
Originally Posted by OnyxCabelo
Thanks Onyx!!!! Yep...that sounds like it will be a big challenge. But hey...anything to have healthier hair. I'm going to give it a shot. Maria mentioned shower heads that help with hard water...I'll take a look into that as well. You guys are super helpful...I dig it!










I'm also new here too, and i'm a month and a half post relaxer , i wanted 2 BC so bad but i dont know what would i look like afterwards lol
Originally Posted by Curlicious2
I've seen a lot of people say that if you're not sure about it...don't do it. Think long and hard about it before you make a decision...after all, it's a pretty big step to take so make sure you're mentally prepared....










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