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Old 07-27-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default L'Oreal X-Tenso

Anyone tried L'Oreal X-Tenso?.
I want to relax my hair but not get that 'poker' straight unnatural look and was reccomended this.
I would say my hair is 2c or 3a and want to get it straight like this:
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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that hairstyle only looks good if youre indoors all the time and have no soul
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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and no sorry i dont know anything about loreal xtenso but it sounds interesting
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:23 AM   #4
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I did this 4 years ago. It's supposed to be a mild relaxer to help ease the curl a bit (from curly to shiny wavy) and condition your hair. The main goal is to make your hair easier to blow dry straight with a big round brush, in less time than usual.It is gone after 5-6 months (but really depends on the type of hair)...

I'm not going to the technical details, it's like any other relaxer really.

The first 4 days my hair looked perfect. Straight and shiny.
When I washed them though my hair was like before, with the curl slightly relaxed, but not shinier. Blow dry time was the same, and I didn't see any difference. I just thought it was a big waste of time and money, but wth, my hair was not damaged.
After 2 months my hair started falling, not braking but falling from the roots. My hair was thinning so bad, I must have lost at least 30 % of my total hair that period, it was so freaky. I went to a Chinese medicine store and got lotions, shampoo, and pills and I stopped and reversed the hair loss. My hair now is ok, not as thick as it was but close.

So I wouldn't recommend this method to anyone. I believe a person with thinner and finer hair than me would have destroyed her hair irreversibly.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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Default X tenso = bad idea

Oh my- I got it done. It was not good......

I have 3b/3c hair and I got X Tenso done at a salon. I knew something was wrong when the hairdresser just slapped the formula it on - straight to the root.

After a good month I had lots of root hair loss/breakage and I eventually lost a good 1/3 of my hair. My hair is now really dry, brittle, and coarse. Basically the same effects as a relaxer gone bad.

My hair is growing back but the new growth isn't the same as it used to be. It's really sad.

I would suggest you DON'T GET IT. I really regret it now. . . In hindsight I should have gotten some sort of Keratin treatment
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:13 AM   #6
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Default x-tenso works if done right

I have 3c type curls and have had the treatment done about three times. It does soften the hair and make your curls more bouncy. I love it. The trick is that the stylist should not over comb the hair.
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