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Old 07-20-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default ORS Olive Oil Relaxer...?

Does anyone have any experience with Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Relaxer? The olive oil is supposed to protect the hair and it's meant to be a gentle relaxer. Would really appreciate reviews/stories - particularly from 3bs and 3cs (but others too!) Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Theres no gentle relaxers. I wish companies would stop marketing to innocent people like that. The olive oil may help a little bit, but a relaxer is still a relaxer

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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I concur...

Anything that breaks down the hair's composition isn't gentle. If that were so, the hair wouldn't be bone straight.

Birth Feb 1984, First press 1990, First relaxer 1992, Last relaxer Oct 2006, BC Sept 2007, 4c.....
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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Haven't used a relaxer since like 1995 but they haven't seemed to changed much in their basic ingredients/process. A lot has to do with your hair type and how your hair is going into it. I think a type like a 3b may have more success than a 4a/b. My hair is mostly 3c with some 4a. It didn't eat it up but it also I don't think took 100% b/c it did not fully relax it. Of course I was in high school, probably didn't know what I was doing and messed it up.

My theory also may not be right since a white girl I knew used one (for black hair) and girl's hair became a broom. She was a regular permer/colorer though so that could explain the damage. People though that have the looser hair types seem to fair better with relaxers of any kind from what I've seen. And, I think relaxers are all basically alike.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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Thanks all of you for replying. I am wary of relaxers and not going into it lightly. I have never used one before. Blackbanjogirl, my curl pattern is mostly 3b - so maybe it would work well on me.

I'm really only looking to loosen rather than straighten. I'm actually planning to kind of shave the sides short, so maybe I do those bits as a tester and if it doesn't go well, then they can be cut off anyway (would be about 20% of my hair.) Whereas I know it would be too much of a change for me to go short all over if it didn't turn out well! I guess I won't know unless I try. What if I left it on for less time than advised? Or would that just mean it wouldn't do anything? Sorry for the really naive questions - I've just never done it!
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