i dont think there are different degrees of relaxers, maybe one for fine and another for course hair... but thats it. you could get a relaxer and leave it on for a brief period of time, so that it loosens the curls but doesnt take them away completely. the problem with that is knowing how long to leave it on for, too short and your hair looks the same or only some curls get loosened, too long and you get curls with weird straight pieces. and its important not to overlap if you relax again. both chemicals, relaxer or perm, has to be cut out of the hair if you dont like the end result

this reply may sound biased but im personally against the use of chemicals... they are too risky and many things can go wrong, leaving a person with damaged hair or unhappy results. maybe you can use rollers to make your curls looser
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Last edited by curls 2nv; 08-17-2009 at 02:43 PM.