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#1051521 - 01/06/11 11:59 AM bit of an odd question
Enoli
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ok so i relax my hair and i have heard of gliders grooming their owners cleaning and what not. i do wash with organic shampoo but should i be worried about my future gliders grooming me because of the relaxer?

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#1051555 - 01/06/11 01:53 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
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How funny this question should come up today because just last night I was surfing looking for something to watch and landed on Chris Rock's film on "Hair" (not sure that is the title). I do not know what texture your hair is, but I would imagine all relaxers are pretty much made from the same basic chemical which is very caustic (toxic).

One demonstration used at the factory where relaxers are made was with a soda can, and it was completely disintegrated in four/4 hours shock

I got from watching the film you have to be very careful when applying not to leave it on too long or you will get some very nasty burns.

Maybe you could do some research to see what residual chemical is left on the hair. I really don't know.


Edited by KarenE (01/06/11 04:31 PM)
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#1051567 - 01/06/11 03:20 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
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I would not let them get around your hair for a while (I think this is true for perms and color treated as well). But I don't think it will be something you have to worry about every time you are around them.

Also, the smell (any processing leaves a smell for a bit) will likely deter them from trying to be close to your hair anyway. In the unlikely event that they are actually attracted to your hair, I would just cover it for a while when you are playing with them.
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#1051569 - 01/06/11 03:24 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
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This is a great question, one that I would have never thought of! Thank you for asking it!
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#1051616 - 01/06/11 05:14 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
Enoli
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np i was relaxing my hair today and it got me thinking. i want to take every precausion for my future babies!

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#1051625 - 01/06/11 05:36 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
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Im a hairstylist and can tell you that stuff is very strong!! If you have watched the documentary that KarenE is speaking of you would be amazed. And the funny thing is Perm solution is just as bad. Since most perms and relaxers can only be washed out and then left for a few days until washed again I would say, as a professional in this field, dont let them chew on your hair for a week or so. Most of the chemicals in these products are made to work over time, breaking down the structure of your hair to create the straight or curly look. Which is why washing it can send your hair back to normal. I would just take some precaution when its freshly done. Ive had reactions from relaxers before that lasted days. No fun! frown


Edited by xSwtxSugaX (01/06/11 05:37 PM)
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#1051638 - 01/06/11 05:59 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
Enoli
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thank you! yeah ive had my fair share of bad reactions to relaxers i just started doing my own hair this year and scalp burns are not fun frown

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#1051647 - 01/06/11 06:29 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
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lol Def no fun! Also, since you started doing it urself, just a friendly reminder not to go through the parts that have already been relaxed or it will snap right off. If not right away eventually. But if that happens.. you can start a new trend im sure. smile haha
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#1051663 - 01/06/11 07:31 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
Enoli
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lol yeah i did alot of research before i started i was so scared my first time that all my hair would fall out i only left it in for 5 min and washed it out lol

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#1051722 - 01/06/11 11:26 PM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
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Haha! Im doubting it really did much to your hair leaving it on for only that long did it? I havnt done relaxer in awhile, but I always get butterflies when doing it. They have a new kind out that I really like. Its a mild relaxer you apply, wash and then you straighten it and leave it like that for 2 days. It keeps it pretty much in the same style you styled it to. Its pretty nice smile
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#1051812 - 01/07/11 11:34 AM Re: bit of an odd question [Re: ]
Enoli
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it didnt even dent my hair lol but ive gotten much better, i use mizani and it last me 3 weeks so i love it!

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