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curly3ithink 10-03-2012 07:05 AM

help! didnt leave relaxer on for long enough!
 
it all started with a HORRIBLE hair cut - where the dresser took of chunks of my extra thick hait to make it 'thinner' the results were BAD layers, unhelathy ends, thick roots, and thin hair - not cute

I went to the dresser who evened it out for the most part and recommended her do a relaxer on the roots for me -for $250 - well I took a look at the product then bought it myself and did it on myself. :batman:

The results are good - my hair is def relaxed and not super straight - BUT i washed it off way too soon and its not half as relaxed as I wanted. Now my question is can i re-apply the relaxer for another 5 - 10 minutes (i should have left it on for a half hour but only did 10 minutes!)
now i know you should never re-apply, but if I only left is on for a 3rd of teh time - isn't it like i'm just leaving it on longer?

any suggestions!?!!?! thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!

by the way - I don't need my hair super straight - just want the roots flatter so i don't have to iron it and it can grow out healthily

ThickHairedQT 10-03-2012 01:07 PM

If you reapply the relaxer you run a huge risk of causing even more damage (breakage, dryness) the best thing to do is to wait the suggested amount of time (8-10weeks) before reapplying.

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darkqueen99 10-04-2012 07:50 PM

Definately not! Your hair will most likely get all gummy and pretty much melt off if you do it that soon (looked at vids where this actually happened to a few people... it was quite scary!)

kurlygurly 10-15-2012 10:15 PM

Well, my hair is strong and used to need double relaxing when I did relax it and it never became super straight. So depending on your hairs porosity you may be able to. I usually waited about 4 days then redid it for another 15/20 minutes.

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curly3ithink 10-18-2012 07:43 AM

thanks girls!
 
Thanks!

Well it's been over 2 weeks and my hair is completely back to it was - and yeah it's super thick so I'm going to give it another go! Wish me luck!!!

Also about the bad haircut, I must say, shockingly I've gotten really good feedback and it turned out to be way more flattering!

Now another question - if I do a strand test (to make sure it doesn't fall out!) do you think I can re-use the stuff even if i opened the tube?

so complicated!

Also any advice regarding course roots?

kurlygurly 10-18-2012 08:29 AM

What kind of relaxer is it?

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