relaxer disaster

I had my hair texturized about 4 months ago, and decided i wanted to go straight for the summer. I talked to my stylist about it and said it would be no problem. I went in and she relaxed it...and nothing happened. I decided to go to a different stylist to ask what the problem was and if she could help, and she said that it hadnt been left in long enough (which was true) and relaxed it again. now a bit in the front is straight, and it looks straight when wet, but it dries into a curly, ratty mess. When i try to blowdry it, it becomes a giant puff. I dont relax my hair often (last time was 5 years ago), but when I do i usually get great results. Now my hair looks awful, none of the stylists know what to do, and I want to cry. Any idea whats going on? the relaxer i used was affirm, any suggestion for what to use next time. Please help
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I had my hair texturized about 4 months ago, and decided i wanted to go straight for the summer. I talked to my stylist about it and said it would be no problem. I went in and she relaxed it...and nothing happened. I decided to go to a different stylist to ask what the problem was and if she could help, and she said that it hadnt been left in long enough (which was true) and relaxed it again. now a bit in the front is straight, and it looks straight when wet, but it dries into a curly, ratty mess. When i try to blowdry it, it becomes a giant puff. I dont relax my hair often (last time was 5 years ago), but when I do i usually get great results. Now my hair looks awful, none of the stylists know what to do, and I want to cry. Any idea whats going on? the relaxer i used was affirm, any suggestion for what to use next time. Please help
Originally Posted by auddie
I definitley think it has to do with the stylists...are you confident in their good-hair abilities lol.
It could also be that the relaxer they are using isn't strong enough to get your hair straight.
but f.y.i the stronger level relaxer you go the more prominent breakage might be.

^That was when I didn't have a relaxer for about a year and some months.
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yeah i dont really trust anyone with my hair anymore. i just dont get it tho...ive never had a problem getting pin straight hair with relaxers before, and both stylists said it would be no problem, but then made up excuses after...i dont know who i should go to now...
Please do an intensive protein treatment ASAP, followed by a DT. The protein will shortcircuit some of the chemical reaction in your hair (assuming you JUST did this) and the DT will (duh) help restore moisture.
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Oh you poor thing. I am so sorry. I have no advice but what the other girls posted sounds reassuring. Good luck to you and ((hugs)).
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thanks for the love, it helps

my stylist called her stylist for advice. turns out my hair is resistant to affirm- she says i should try mizani. anyone have experience with the product?
My experience (many years ago, granted) is that Mizani gives inconsistent results. It works well, initially, but the least bit of overlap or overprocessing on touch-ups and you are losing your hair. This is what my stylist told me when she discontinued using it on me.
My best friend and I both have had Mizani relaxers and Affirm relaxers. Affirm worked better for me, and here is why: mizani makes your hair look great at first, and then after 2-3 months it gets DRY and starts breaking. Not cool homie. But Affirm was gentler on the hair shaft, I've found. It's all about how well the stylist works the product through your hair and how long they leave it own. It's easy to over or under process the hair if you don't know what you're doing or are unfamiliar with the hair texture mix you're working with. At this point I'd be worried any more chemicals will over-process your hair. Do a couple of deep conditionings and go to someone with skill in healthy hair in a month to see if they can do something for you. Good Luck!

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