Rinsing alone is oftentimes not enough because even though there are no visible traces of the relaxer left, there may still be a residue left on the hair that is undetectable with the naked eye. Well, my hair is strong and used to need double relaxing when I did relax it and it never became super straight. what can i do to correct this? March 21, 2015 / 2:04 pm. should i leave it and grow it out? Relaxers are best applied on dry hair. you knew it was sitting on you head too long before it started burning thats when you should have called her over. Follow up with a moisturizing conditioner and just baby your hair until its better. i started texlaxing in December 2014 and i made the mistake of leaving the relaxer on for too long on one side as compared to the other and now one side is thicker than the other! Or maybe I should say that I am pro whatever looks good on you and is easiest to maintain. Over–processed – Leaving the hair relaxer on for too long causing a limp, overextended appearance. This can lead to dry, dull hair due to over-processing. Unfortunately, like with lye-based relaxers, people sometimes make the mistake of leaving a no-lye relaxer on the hair for too long. March 13, 2011 was the last time that I relaxed my hair. Combing the Relaxer Through. Some women love a "bone straight" look and purposely leave a relaxer on far past the recommended time. Avoid leaving it on for too long, as doing so could damage your hair. Instead, aim to relax hair relatively straight, leaving in a tiny bit of texture to give the hair some bounce. i've used aphogee before and it worked for me when i was transitioning a looong time ago, but if aphogee doesn't work, that's kinda the last stop to my knowledge. Skipping Conditioner. To remove calcium buildup, try a clarifying shampoo once a month or so to remove dulling deposits. Leaving your hair to process for a period of time shorter than the recommended one is preferable to leaving the relaxer on longer than suggested. I wanted a texturizer because I wanted more body but that did not happen. I'm sitting under the dryer at the salon right now, and i'm pretty sure the hairdresser left my relaxer on too long. I am actually pro relaxer. You should use the aphogee 2step. 2 to 3 Weeks. Finally I am sharing my relaxer experience! Leaving Chemicals on Too Long. Even though the effects of this relaxer don’t last very long (a little over a week), we’re still impressed by how effective and easy to use it is. I tried the affirm relaxer and always got under processed results, when I could follow the suggested application time. I got my hair relaxed on August 29th. Leaving the relaxer on for too long rids the hair of that much needed texture. "You can technically texturize the hair with a relaxer by using a gentle formula and not leaving it on for too long." aw heck naw. You use a t-shirt to dry your hair instead of rubbing a towel on it. If your hair relaxes in just 10-15 minutes (this would have no effect on my hair) then 30 minutes is … If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! A texturizer and relaxer (perm) are one in the same. I was honestly just trying to see how long I could go. If you reapply the relaxer you run a huge risk of causing even more damage (breakage, dryness) the best thing to do is to wait the suggested amount of time (8-10weeks) before reapplying. Do not wash or wet your hair at least two days before getting a relaxer. You may also want to take note of the fact that this is a very gentle product and works well on sensitive and extra – sensitive scalps. Your hair has a protein bond around it (keratin) which keeps it strengthened and protected from wear and tear. Leaving your hair silky straight but also well-conditioned, the Affirm Relaxer Kit 4 Applications is one choice to take under consideration when shopping for a good relaxer. For our girls who are wearing a relaxer you might be thinking about doing a little stretching. (All of the above relaxers were no lye too). If you’re leaving some of your own hair out, just relax the part that will be visible. Ideally, wait for two to three weeks after getting a relaxer before you do any highlights on your hair. Chisom. P. Plopping – This refers to a technique for drying your hair. Stopping the action of the relaxer is what allows your hair to not become damaged due to over processing, besides leaving it on too long. dont expect a stylist to value your hair more than you do. Not because I am anti-relaxer. How long after the relaxer can I get highlights? This can tremendously reduce your drying time. Don’t scratch your scalp for at least 24 hours before getting relaxed. A lye relaxer will still be harsh, but relatively gentler on your hair than other types of relaxers. Sent from my SPH-M920 using CurlTalk App With added texture your hair will feel and look stronger, you will experience less breakage and your hair will be thicker (whether you have fine or coarse/thick strands). Several things can cause hair breakage and scalp pain after a perm. Don't Extend Too Long Waiting too long between touch-ups can result in weakened, brittle hair stemming from overlapping. For some… I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. Powered by EpperSoft.com. If you’re interested in getting a relaxer or texturizer, please go to a professional hair stylist. Hi Guys! i have nothing of value to contribute here except to say that. If the rods are rolled too tight against the head or if the rods are allowed to rock back and forth while rinsing or blotting, the scalp can become very sore. Leaving a relaxer on too long not only increases the risk of overprocessing, it can be extremely damaging, sometimes permanently. If the chemicals are too harsh or if they are left on the head for too long, they weaken and break the hair. It feels even better than it did when I had a relaxer before, but that's probably because I know so much more about hair care than before! See, hair normally goes a lot with a relaxer, with the internal … Hello! When getting relaxers, it's recommended that you wait at least twelve weeks between touch-ups; that's about three months. no she didn't. My opinion, go back to the salon immediately (b/c if you wait until next weeks they will claim that YOU did it) and request for them to give you your money back or if you want to continue to get your hair done at that salon, demand that your next service is free. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. ... you’ve waited too long to rinse the relaxer out of your hair. Leaving relaxer on too long can lead to severe breakage or burning, so this isn't the time to guesstimate. If you don’t want to leave it on overnight, you should at least wait an hour. Hi! Another thing you must avoid is using your hairdryer, flat iron, or curling iron for about 30 days (2011 study). Let it get to a gentle warm temperature and then slather it on. Your hair will most likely get all gummy and pretty much melt off if you do it that soon (looked at vids where this actually happened to a few people... it was quite scary!). By that time most people have a significant amount of new growth to minimize the chances of the relaxer over-lapping, and therefore over processing the previously relaxed strands. The only downside to using a lye relaxer is that if not applied correctly, typically meaning it was left on for too long, it can lead to an irritated scalp. Wet the hair and apply the reconstructor for 5-10 minutes; rinse, Apply the neutralizing shampoo and shampoo 2-3 times, making sure the shampoo is on the hair for atleast 5 minutes, Deep condition with heat for 30 minutes, Air dry and do low manipulation styles for the rest of the week. If you reapply the relaxer you run a huge risk of causing even more damage (breakage, dryness) the best thing to do is to wait the suggested amount of time (8-10weeks) before reapplying. Times can range from a few minutes for a salon perm using stronger waving lotions to up to 40 minutes for a … The curled hair is then saturated with a waving lotion that swells the hair and softens it by breaking the chemical bonds. You can do this same thing with a box that says Relaxer on it, as long as you don't leave it on too long. Definately not! Leaving behind some waves isn't a bad thing. Stretching your relaxer application times to 12 weeks is a suitable maximum length of time, but for the best health of a relaxed mane, you shouldn't wait longer than that. The only difference is that the texturizer is left on your head for a shorter amount of time so it loosens the curl pattern. The hair absorbs and retains moisture more effectively when you use a lye relaxer, thus reducing breakage and making hair stronger. Normally, the relaxer would be put on my hair, and washed out almost immediately upon being smoothed out. Participate in product testing surveys discussions etc. Then I graduated to Motions went back to BB and ended my relaxing "career" using ORS No Lye. i would just suggest a trim, perhaps. Copyright © 1999 - 2013 BlackHairMedia.com, All Rights Reserved. How long is too long depends on the individual. i'm used to using Aphogee 2 step, will that suffice? I don't know if it's because I have a sensitive scalp, or because they were leaving it on too long (which occasionally they were), or what. it all started with a HORRIBLE hair cut - where the dresser took of chunks of my extra thick hait to make it 'thinner' the results were BAD layers, unhelathy ends, thick roots, and thin hair - not cute. Sign up for our newsletter to get more tips and tricks. not a big one, just maybe half an inch to an inch and see if that does the trick. Unlike dye though, leaving nourishing oils on your hair for longer won’t cause problems. The chemical makeup of the hair strand has been altered and is in a weaker state. live and learn. You will have to do weekly protein treatments (always follow with a moisturizing one as well) to regain the elasticity lost due to over processing. If applied too often or incorrectly, your hair could be severely damaged. Always get extensions when it’s time for a relaxer touch up. How to Take Care of Relaxed African Hair. I was a self relaxer and I left it on for exactly 20 mins because to me, before BHM, my NG was "coarse". To take care of African hair, the most important element is moisture. "A texturizer is similar to a relaxer, but advertises a more gentle formula that allows the consumer to still have somewhat of a curl pattern," she explains. The next time I relax I'm thinking about timing how long it takes for my hair to process to the texture I want and seeing how that works out. Relaxers are chemical treatments that PERMANENTLY straighten the hair by altering the physical structure. Leaving relaxer on way too long, longer than the recommended time on your relaxer kits, is considered over-processing. So depending on your hairs porosity you may be able to. The longer the waving lotion is left on, the more bonds that are broken. She may have left the relaxer on for too long and the relaxer burned you (which happens quite frequently when you go to new salons). Hello! For the longest, I used Beautiful Beginnings Kiddie Relaxer. You want to keep your hair hydrated and conditioned as much as possible. Not only that, but leaving the chemical product on for too long can result in scalp burns or hair loss. It’s made to moisturize efficiently the dry hair and to ensure comfort to scalp too. It is a stronger protein than the reconstructor and should only be used once every 4-6 weeks. I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. Not Using Neutralizer. But I'm not sure yet, self-relaxing is tricky lol. It looks like you're new here. But before we tell you how long you should wait before you relax your hair, it’s important you understand how relaxers work. Your natural hair should have a pH level around 4-5 pH, compared to the pH level of 12-14 found in lye relaxers, which means that they will work faster. I usually waited about 4 days then redid it for another 15/20 minutes. The relaxer is a 4-step system that softens your hair and leaves it elastic and strong. Forms a loose “S” very easily straightened, Forms a definite “S” shaped like a corkscrew, Very tight curl when stretched creates an “S”, Hair intentionally matted to form "ropes", Guides and resources for easy product selection, Learn how to read your hair product labels, Easy-to-make recipes for all your haircare needs, Our editors share their top hair and skincare products, Community member favorites make up this coveted list, Share your style and browse the style of others, Chat with curl friends about your favorite curly topics. Ensure your hair is healthy before coloring it. since your hair has been dyed and fried maybe its time you learned a little about hair care and avoid these issue in the future. So far I have been happy with the feel and look of my hair. 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