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    Posted: Feb 19 2006 at 8:26pm
Hey, I've been a member on this forum for about a year now and have
tried many different things with my hair. Right now I'm rocking some wig
wear to get me through the winter, but I plan on letting my curls out in
the summertime again.

I guess I have a couple questions for you ladies. I am trying to acheive a
looser curl look. My hair is really tightly coiled and experiences major
shrinkage which doesn't allow the world to see the lenght i've really
acheived. It's also really soft and takes to chemical really quickly (the
reason I'm sure some salons have messed up my hair in the past because
they set it too long). I've also tried going to salons and they act like they
don't know what I'm talking about and try to just persuade me to get a
full on relaxer. Does anyone have any suggestions... chemically or non
chemically?
I have the Curly Pudding, but don't really like how much I
have to apply to get the results I want, plus the fragrance in the summer
heat is kind of overwhelming)

I have some pics if anyone would like to see my hair right after a good
wash to get a better idea of what my mane looks like. For some reason
they won't post on the forum.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 20 2006 at 8:57am
I had tight curls too before I put my texturizer in. That's the only way I personally know of to loosen your curls, that's exactly what a texturizer is for. If it takes quick then you're gonna have to leave it on just the right amount of time. My hair used to break down pretty quick with a relaxer so I assumed the same thing for a texturizer. I process it for about 6-7 minutes, about 2-4 of those minutes are spent combing it through. You have to look at the curl pattern as you comb it through to determine if it's what you want.  The only way to loosen your curl is gonna be with a texturizer. As far as the salon, I've never let one do my texturizer and probably never will. I even did my very first one years ago on my own. Only you know your hair and how long it's gonna take. I don't think salons have too much experience with texturizing, just relaxers. I hate to say this but it's gonna be trial and error. I've used scurl, botanicals, short n easy and shortlooks by lusters over the years. You just have to find out which one you like best and which hair products give you the results you want. I've spent between $100-$200 on hair products in the past 6 months trying to find what I like best. Just experiment until you find something.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 20 2006 at 7:57pm
thanks sladie, you've been a big help. i have tried a text in the past, but
didn't keep up with it prolly like i should have. basically what happened is
my friend helped me put it in and it broke down so fast (i'm talking in like
5 min) we freaked out and got it outta my head... right after i was like
wavy straight (like it is when you get a relaxer but you just got outta the
pool or something) and frizzy. have you tried the silk elements? i guess
thats the new thing on here. i was looking into wave nouveau... but after i
read its like double processing, i knew that was out of the question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 21 2006 at 8:32am
Wow, your hair breaks down real fast. After you did that did you put some type of styling products in it? I know I've read some postings where some people thought your hair automatically curls up after you do a texturizer but you have to put products in it to enhance the curl and moisturize your hair. I don't know about wave nouveau, to me that's like getting a curl, you have to set your hair on rollers. But if your hair breaks down that fast then you might have to go that route. How long is your hair? If it's real short like mine you might can get it in, comb it through and get it out in about 5 minutes. I have yet to try silk elements. I've been sticking to the shortlooks by lusters lately. Works pretty good for me but breaks down fast.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 21 2006 at 12:31pm

HI alwayslaughin84

I have a Silk Elements Tex/no lye in my hair and love it. Your hair is not fizzy, and loose curls. I tried the Botanicals tex and it made my curls tighter.  I have 4a/b hair.

Like sladiej1977 said you have to find the right products to enhance your curls.  I  use the WN, PM, Dudleys and S-Curl products.  I switch up using these products.  I switch up between Silk Elements and (in gold bottle been around for a long time) curl activator. 

I'm like sladie1977 I could open a beauty supply store.  What I don't use I give to my daughter. 

Hopefully you will find the right tex for your hair.

 

 

 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 21 2006 at 4:50pm
Thanks. Yea everyone is amazed at how fast my hair takes to chemical. At
the time it was my first text and it was 3 months after I had chopped
about 2 inches of deadness off, so I don't think I really knew what kind of
products to use for my hair. Now that I haven't been in braids or anything
for a year and have been working with my hair completely natural, I think
I have more of a feel of what products work and don't work. I know for
me I need ALOT of moisture which is hard to get seeing as I'm a
college student, live in a dorm, and have to work with hard water all the
time. But, when the moisture is there it's super soft and super curly, but
again, the major shirnkage.
I think I may try the silk elements though, I've been reading a lot about it
on here and on product websites. I think it may work a little better than
the Soft and Beautiful I originally used. Seems like the project for Spring
Break wit my grls will be my hair... hopefully it won't look jacked up
considering the boyfriend is coming home from basic training that same
time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 22 2006 at 2:28pm

i think you should use a really mild texturizer, leave it on for a few minutes and get someone you trust to do your hair.

hmmm, i think i might try this 'silk elements' thing everyone's raving about. i use botanicals which is alright, but i think i need to experiment cos i'm not entirely satisfied with my results. i've got until june to consider.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 23 2006 at 3:35pm

I notice most people up here texturize every few months, I usually do mine every 4-6 weeks. Do I really have to? Maybe I'm still stuck in that relaxer mindset.  I also have really short hair. For some reason I like my edges to lie down. Anyone have any advice on this?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 23 2006 at 7:11pm
I had heard that with a texturizer you shouldn't have to do a 'touch up'
every 4/6 weeks, but I'm not really sure. I guess just make sure you're
only getting the new growth and not overprocessing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 26 2006 at 2:26pm
Yea I texturized my hair using s/b botanicals and then I did about 3 corrective's still using s/b and my curls would not loosen up so finally I used elasta qp normal and damn are my curls cute I love it.....
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