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hericane



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:46 pm    Post subject: No-Lye vs Lye..... Reply with quote
Do you fin that your hair is thicker with one over the other? I'm on a quest to find a GREAT relaxer that doesn't take all the life out of my fine tresses. What do you think?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: No-Lye vs Lye..... Reply with quote
hericane wrote:
Do you fin that your hair is thicker with one over the other? I'm on a quest to find a GREAT relaxer that doesn't take all the life out of my fine tresses. What do you think?


I believe you really have to do your research on finding a great relaxer. Everyone's body chemistry is different in reacting to certain ingredients so whatever works for me may not necessarily work for you. However, with any relaxer you use, it is my opinion that you have to be cautious in not overprocessing your hair. I believe that is what could cause the damage and/or take the life out of your hair. Remember, relaxers are mainly used to straighten the hair at the root so to avoid further damage besides overprocessing, I would not put any relaxer on the ends of my hair. At one time, the battle was between Affirm and Mizani relaxers. My salon uses Affirm and it did not seem to do well for my hair. So I've stopped going and revereted to box perms. I know....terrible!! Embarassed BUT, Dark and Lovely seemed to give my hair sheen and softness that I had not been experiencing with the Affirm. I also wait at least 6 to 8 weeks before retouching. But since Hairfinity supports the Mizani products, I am leaning towards trying the Mizani relaxer.
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forever1994



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Maybe you should try going natural and see how your texture is. If its still too coarse/hard to manage, try using a chemical texturizer instead
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Computer*Love



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry I say lye because it has more moisturizer in it.
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**Diamond*Diva**



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Lye relaxers are better for your hair hands down. No lye relaxers under-process the hair, change your hair's texture and robs it of its moisture. Also since people think that no-lye relaxers are harmless, they tend to keep the relaxer in longer than recommended and get touch-ups more often. Some no-lye relaxers are higher on the pH scale than a super lye relaxer. Basically, lye relaxers are the way to go.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote
Wow, that makes so much sense. Thank you Diamond Diva!
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jpmiyuka



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks Diamond Diva. I didn't know that. What are some good lye relaxers?
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Jolie7



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I use CON mild, its been really good to me since i've used it
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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