Ive been having some serious hair trauma of late. It turns out my hair is completely resistant to affirm relaxer. $300 down the tubes. However, I got my hair straightened when I was a bit younger with perfect results- my hair was literally pin straight out of the shower.

So heres my question: What were the most popular relaxer brands in salons around 2001-2? Im trying to figure out exactly what was used on my hair so i can duplicate my positive experience. If it helps, I had it done at a JCPenny salon in Chicago.

Sorry for such a weird, specific question. But somebody out there's gotta know, right?