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Old 06-30-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
 
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I have had it…. I can’t take anymore.

Here is my story: I have been natural for over 5 years and I just discovered this site a few months ago. In my “curly” journey, I felt all alone but when I found this site, I saw a light at the end of the tunnel...or so I thought.

My hair has started to break really badly with no end in sight. This is the same thing that happened when I was relaxing my hair…the only difference is the when I did relax my hair, it was a lot easier to manage. Don’t get me wrong, I have gotten TONS of wonderful info from so many people here, it’s just that none of it seemed to work for me.

Now, with all that said (typed) here is my question…can I relax my hair again, even though I use to use a straightening comb (note: I haven’t pressed my hair in a little over 3 months)?

Any help offered would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:21 AM   #2
 
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I think you can relax your hair if it is in top condition.--I would get a professional consultation before relaxing. I think the main problem if you had damaged hair when you relaxed--you have to be prepared to have damaged hair again. good luck with your decision....
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:49 AM   #3
 
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If your hair is breaking off with and without a relaxer it may be your regimen. Are you eating fruits and vegetables 2-3 times a day? Are you deep conditioning often? Are you moisturizing regularly or do let your hair get dry? I think you should be doing these things whether you relax or stay au natural. Personally, I love Cantu Shea Butter for a deep conditioner. $5 at Wal-mart. It changed my hair for the better.
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
 
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:57 AM   #5
 
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If your hair is breaking off with and without a relaxer it may be your regimen. Are you eating fruits and vegetables 2-3 times a day? Are you deep conditioning often? Are you moisturizing regularly or do let your hair get dry? I think you should be doing these things whether you relax or stay au natural. Personally, I love Cantu Shea Butter for a deep conditioner. $5 at Wal-mart. It changed my hair for the better.
I agree..if you hair breaks off when it's natural and relaxed, it could be your hair routine or just your diet! You said you haven't used a hot comb in months, but what about blow driers? Tight ponytails? Products with alcohol in them? You may need products with protein in them to strengthen your hair shaft. Do you take vitamins?

Deep conditioning is a necessity on any type of hair, colored, relaxed, natural - whatever - it should be taken care of!!! I use Ojon Restorative Treatment ... a bit costly...but I SWEAR by it. www.ojon.com I went from natural for 2yrs back to relaxed, and it has kept my hair very healthy.
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