Best part about giving up relaxers

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I have never enjoyed the process of getting a relaxer done. It smells funny and it leaves my hair feeling like straw until my first wash. I have several advantages for giving up relaxing; please share yours!

1. No more scabs/burns.
2. No more roughness around my hairline.
3. No more worrying about touch-ups!
4. No more expense. Okay, the stylists in my area (Kansas City) are CRAZY with their pricing for a touch up. Some charge upwards of $80! That's just crazy money!
5. No more dreading touch-up day.
6. No more worrying about the damage to my hairline/edges.
7. No more rejecting my natural texture!
I agree 100% I gave up relaxers and the hair along my hairline has length.
There is no kitchen in the back because it grew.
No scalp dryness
No overprocessing
The amount of money I spent on about 6 months supply of products is less than one trip to get a relaxer.
About my hair:
weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
go to style-Pocahontas braids
Healthy hair :3 I've never really had any problems with relaxers, my mom is the only person that did it for me, and she was always very gentle. I just had the usual breakage /: And my hair didn't grow past my shoulders
No more worrying about "getting your hair done" to look good
No more freaking out when you see new growth and trying to hide it in public.

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-No more burning my hairline with a flat iron to "lay down" my new growth.
-not fearing the rain like its the devil
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I can scratch all I want!!!
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I can scratch all I want!!!
Originally Posted by Curlzitup
LOL. Good one!
Dee
Last relaxer: September 2011
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Best part about not getting relaxers is not getting them anymore period lol. I like that fact that I don't waste money on going to the hair salon
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  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

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6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
no more relaxer smell or not being able to scratch before a touch up. And no more worrying about my new growth showing.

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Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
Sealer: Grape seed oil
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Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna

Last edited by sushigirl05; 12-01-2011 at 10:26 PM.
I thought of another one: No more worrying about trying to maintain straight hair on vacation and having limited styling options. Relaxed hair and the beach just don't like each other!
Dee
Last relaxer: September 2011
Follow my progress on my transition blog: http://naturallycurlyjourney.blogspot.com/
I thought of another one: No more worrying about trying to maintain straight hair on vacation and having limited styling options. Relaxed hair and the beach just don't like each other!
Originally Posted by DeeinKC
YESSS this was my biggest problem lol especially living in miami lol
I thought of another one: No more worrying about trying to maintain straight hair on vacation and having limited styling options. Relaxed hair and the beach just don't like each other!
Originally Posted by DeeinKC
YESSS this was my biggest problem lol especially living in miami lol
Originally Posted by y0shi
LOL. I vacationed in South Florida in August and my hair was driving me nuts 'cause I was too afraid to get it wet for fear of messing it up. So I'm looking forward to the day when I can wash and go!
Dee
Last relaxer: September 2011
Follow my progress on my transition blog: http://naturallycurlyjourney.blogspot.com/
I'm probably pooping on the original purpose of this thread but how much did you ladies pay to relax your hair?

at some salons they charge $50 or $60 per half hour at the salon.. was at the salon for 6.5 hours.. so you would have paid almost $700AUD. How much is it where you are?
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Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
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Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
I'm probably pooping on the original purpose of this thread but how much did you ladies pay to relax your hair?

at some salons they charge $50 or $60 per half hour at the salon.. was at the salon for 6.5 hours.. so you would have paid almost $700AUD. How much is it where you are?
Originally Posted by tiama-x
Well the stylists in my city charge about $75-$80 for a relaxer touch up. But I only paid under $10 for mine 'cause I refused to pay that much to a stylist so I would buy a home kit and have my mom do it. I found that I got very similar results doing it at home. So now I'm transitioning, I don't even have to consider paying someone!
Dee
Last relaxer: September 2011
Follow my progress on my transition blog: http://naturallycurlyjourney.blogspot.com/
I'm probably pooping on the original purpose of this thread but how much did you ladies pay to relax your hair?

at some salons they charge $50 or $60 per half hour at the salon.. was at the salon for 6.5 hours.. so you would have paid almost $700AUD. How much is it where you are?
Originally Posted by tiama-x
That is outrageous. I spent no more than $65 for a relaxer alone in atlanta
About my hair:
weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
go to style-Pocahontas braids
I can scratch all I want!!!
Originally Posted by Curlzitup
I second that


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Big chop September 30th ,2011

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I thought of another one: No more worrying about trying to maintain straight hair on vacation and having limited styling options. Relaxed hair and the beach just don't like each other!
Originally Posted by DeeinKC
YESSS this was my biggest problem lol especially living in miami lol
Originally Posted by y0shi
LOL. I vacationed in South Florida in August and my hair was driving me nuts 'cause I was too afraid to get it wet for fear of messing it up. So I'm looking forward to the day when I can wash and go!
Originally Posted by DeeinKC
lol i LIVE in miami! imagine that lol
The best part about being relaxer free is: NO MORE, brittle dry hair! No more frying my hair with the flat iron, not spending $65 or more on a touch, not having to get my hair done every wk or 2, no more burns/scabs, and YES being able to scratch the heck out of my scalp whenever I feel like it! But most importantly just knowing that I'm relaxer free is a reward in itself!

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Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
I'm probably pooping on the original purpose of this thread but how much did you ladies pay to relax your hair?
Originally Posted by tiama-x
$200-250 per month in MN. The best part about giving up relaxers besides money is my time. I spent 2-3 hours every week going to the salon.

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