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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:58 pm    Post subject: What You Need to Know about Relaxers Reply with quote
This is a professional email sent to me. I will not state the name of the person, but she is a master of braiding, weaving, and the latter

Hi Angee

Curly hair can either be a blessing - or a curse. Our hair is
tightly coiled and can sometimes be very difficult to comb through.

Fortunately, if you're constantly battling your curls, you have the
option of chemical straightening, or relaxing. Relaxers work by
permanently changing the natural structure of the hair shaft.

But you shouldn't be too hasty in your decision to relax your hair.
Here are a few things to consider first:

The strong chemicals used in the relaxing process can irritate or
even burn sensitive skin. Be sure your scalp is in good condition
and free of any dry patches or sores.

If you've had your hair recently colored, relaxing it may spell
disaster! Over-processing can wreak havoc with your hair and cause
severe breakage. It's best to wait at least 1 - 2 weeks between
chemical services to minimize damage. After relaxing, you only need
to relax new growth every 6 to 8 weeks. Keep track by using a
calendar or by writing it down. You don't want to stray away
from your regime.

Your blow dryer and curling iron may seem like tools you can't do
without, but if you get your hair relaxed, be sure to use them
sparingly since heat makes straightened hair more prone to breakage.
Regular deep conditioning can also help keep your hair moisturized
and protected.

My best advice is this: if you're considering relaxing your hair,
consult a licensed, trained professional. When hair is not relaxed
properly it can result in hair loss, hair thinning and scalp
irritation. But when done right, relaxing will give you beautifully
sleek, manageable hair... and open the door to a world of styling
possibilities!

Hope that you find this email helpful!
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another email...

Hi Angee

Not long ago woman e-mailed me out of pure frustration.

"My hair has totally lost its luster, Marquetta," she wrote. "Isn't
there anything I can do to restore the shine?"

I told her that dull hair can be the result of a variety of factors,
but fortunately, it's a fairly easy problem to treat. Here are some
of the tips I shared for bringing the radiance back to her dull,
lifeless hair.

1. Dyeing your hair frequently can rob it of its gloss. If you
have colored hair, use products specifically designed for color-
treated hair to help preserve its shine.

2. Use a clarifying shampoo monthly to remove the dulling
build-up left behind by styling products.

3. Mild and gentle daily brushing helps to activate natural
oils in the hair and restore its shine.

4. Wash and rinse your hair with cool or cold water. This
seals hair cuticles, which causes them to reflect more light.

5. Use an ordinary egg to boost shine! First, separate the
egg white from the yolk. Then add one teaspoon of water to the yolk
and blend it so the mixture becomes creamy. Whip the white portion
of the egg briskly. Mix the two parts and massage your scalp with it
until a froth forms. Lastly, rinse your hair thoroughly.

Your days of putting up with drab locks are over! Just try out the
tricks above and I guarantee you'll be on your way to gorgeous,
glossy hair in no time at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow Angee this was just what I needed to read. Thank you I almost lost it there and ran to a relaxer. You are cool!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
NICE!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you all. There is no use of withholding the name anymore since I already post the link. Her name is Marquetta Breslin, and if you go to her website www.braidsbybreslin.com and subscribe to her email list. Who knows? You may be the 60,012 member to join her site. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Than you Angee, I for one appreciate your loyalty!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You are very much welcome, Arrow. I appreciate your hardwork and dedication as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you, coming from you it means a whole lot! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think using a flat iron to straighten our hair after a chemical relaxer is sill unless you want to add a bump your hair.... other than that... flat iorns is a no no with chemical relaxers
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Amen, MissCoCo, Amen!

I prefer to use a blow dryer and a curling iron only on the ends of the hair as opposed to a flat iron because they usually become a little more hotter than the average curling iron.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Especially when the flat iron doesn't have a dial for setting the level you want.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You ladies are amazing. Angee thanks for the natural, homemade recipes. Thank you for sharing such helpful information
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
To obtain a permanent perm or to straighten a curly hair, you will need the help of hair relaxers. The basic mechanism of most relaxers are simple, to break the disulphide bonds that are holding your hair proteins together.

This usually requires an alkaline agent strong enough to loosen and temporarily break the bonds so that you can restyle your hair. Hair relaxers are strong and should be used under supervision because without proper care, the chemicals can permanently damage your hair shafts.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You are more than welcome, Empire. Rumor has it that one of these wonderful ladies on the site has decided to sponsor one individual for a bottle of vitamins. It is at NO cost to you.

All you have to do is REPLY to her message titled Free Vitamins and post a reason as to why you are the most qualified individual to receive the FREE bottle of vitamins.
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