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    Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 7:19pm

Do you have problems with breakage etc when you go back to wearing your own hair? I figured the two textures would cause some styling difficulty as they require two different kinds of care.

Or is this technique best if you plan on wearing weaves long term?

I really want to hear from you ladies as I'm considering doing this for the spring and I don't wanna lose all my edges, lol. I'm a 4a whose hair is trained to a press, but will revert in some humidity, so my weaves start lookin a lil funty (yes, funty) around that 3rd week and you gotta start puttin in a lot of heat, lol. Any insight?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 7:26pm
Hi!  I did that for about a year, I relaxed only my edges and the horseshoe, I did this every 2 months or so.  There are a few ladies on this board that do this.  I didn't have a problem going back to wearing my own hair by itself.   In the pic in my siggy, only my edges were relaxed...the rest of my hair was 5-6 post relaxer and no one could tell.  When I was ready to relax my whole head, I took extra care in relaxing (waited 2 weeks before relaxing, based my scalp, touched up the NG only...) 
 
If you do decide to do this...just remember to be careful!  I would also suggest relaxing the hair you're going to leave out first and then braidng up the rest...
 
Let me know if you have any questionsSmile
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 7:27pm
I don't do that but I know girls that have
 
their leave out, relaxed hair is shorter and not as "strong" as the rest of their hair
 
but that happens with leave out hair (NOT everyone's hair, but some)
 
that hair, rather relaxed or not, gets the brunt of everyday styling, even if you don't do much, it is exposed to the outside elements.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 7:55pm
^^^You brought up a very good point SamoneTongue!  Make sure to take care of your leave out hair, treat it like it were a fine lace!  Try not to manipulate it too much, especially if you're wearing the weave for  hair growth/retention.  Make sure to keep it moisturized and clean.  I would do a protein treatment on my hair before every install...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 8:33pm

Thanks ladies! Great advice. My problem is that my hair is not relaxed at all, so I was worried about the interaction between relaxed and virgin hair. gtslim, you relax the rest of your hair too so maybe its not as bad.

And if I did do this, since it would be the first time chemicals ever touched my hair, is it best that I go to a salon rather then do it at home? Or should I just try a texture softener instead since its less harsh? Ohhh, the dilemmas of hair care......lol

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by Miss B Miss B wrote:

Thanks ladies! Great advice. My problem is that my hair is not relaxed at all, so I was worried about the interaction between relaxed and virgin hair. gtslim, you relax the rest of your hair too so maybe its not as bad.

And if I did do this, since it would be the first time chemicals ever touched my hair, is it best that I go to a salon rather then do it at home? Or should I just try a texture softener instead since its less harsh? Ohhh, the dilemmas of hair care......lol

 
I have a question
 
are you going to eventually relax all of your hair?
 
the only reason why I never relaxed to match hair texture was because I knew I never wanted to relax my hair again
 
unfortunately, my hair was heated damaged last Aug. when I attempted to flat iron my natural hair to match the weave hair
 
but, when done right, pressing can do the same job as relaxing
 
but be wary, a lot of heat can still have to potential of damaging your hair over time
 
people tried to get me to relax my hair around the edges, but I always said no because I wanted to keep all of my hair natural
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 8:43pm
I would say go to a salon so they can make sure to take care of your edges, because like Samone said it will definitely be thinner than the unrelaxed portion of hair.  I did this and my edges are thinner, not broken off, just thinner than the rest of my hair.  If you're going with some curly hair, then a texturizer or textlaxing your hair would be ideal.  Just make sure to keep it moisturized and deep conditioned and protein treatments.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 8:47pm

Honestly, no I dont plan to relax my hair anytime soon. I probably will when I settle down in my career and have a trusted stylist and steady income to maintain my hair, but in the meantime no. I don't think I could handle the upkeep.

I've pressed my hair and gotten good results its just that they don't really last. I've never gotten that really sleek, flawless look. Ionno, maybe I just need to stick to full weaves and leave the dream alone....*sigh*......lol

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 8:48pm
So Nichelle, the salon wouldn't look at me crazy, right? LOL. And, I'd have to retouch every 6 weeks, correct?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 8:53pm
Originally posted by Miss B Miss B wrote:

Honestly, no I dont plan to relax my hair anytime soon. I probably will when I settle down in my career and have a trusted stylist and steady income to maintain my hair, but in the meantime no. I don't think I could handle the upkeep.

I've pressed my hair and gotten good results its just that they don't really last. I've never gotten that really sleek, flawless look. Ionno, maybe I just need to stick to full weaves and leave the dream alone....*sigh*......lol

 
well relaxers (like any other chemical treatment) require a lot of up keep
 
natural requires a lot of up keep too
 
do you plan on wearing you own hair out after you relaz the edges?
 
if yes, then you have to remeber you will have relaxed hair on top of natural hair
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