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Old 01-03-2007, 09:43 AM
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Question SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

I love the way Silk elements regular makes my hair feels however i noticed on my last two touch-ups the hair isn't straight is too wavy, should i use the extra strength formula instead?
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:45 AM
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I love the way Silk elements regular makes my hair feels however i noticed on my last two touch-ups the hair isn't straight is too wavy, should i use the extra strength formula instead?
Okay, you could A) use the regular strength and leave it on for a little longer to get it straighter BUT you don't want to overprocess your hair OR B) you get the extra strength and leave it on for the recommended time and get the straightness and silkness you want go with B

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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

Hmmm, I dunno Den..... your hair is so silky and soft. I know you've always called ureself 4a (I think?) but you've always looked more 3c to me. I personally would not use the Super relaxer. I would use the Regular relaxer and keep it on a few minutes longer than normal.
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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

From experience relaxing my sister's hair with super, it will thin out your strands. I would suggest you use regular strenght but leave it on longer.
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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

I used regular SE and left it on longer but I didn't really like doing that. This is why I switched relaxers although I really liked SE.
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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

Super may make your hair start to shed a lot. That happened to me awhile back.
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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

I used the super about 3 weeks ago, it did make my hair feel a lot less full, but after I co-washed my fullness came back a little. I had it on for about 10 minutes, it got bone straight, and no burns. I have very coarse, relaxer resistant hair. I suggest you do a sectional test if you want to go up to the super strength.
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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

I personally wouldn't use super, I think it may overprocess you & thin your hair out.

Maybe it's the relaxer itself, I recall a few threads about SE not thoroughly processing for some ladies who complained of reversion later on.
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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

Den, I wouldn't use super if I were you. Before I knew anything about haircare, I used super relaxers all the time and it caused me lots of breakage and thinned my hair out. If your hair isn't coarse or resistant, stick with the regular
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Hmmm, I dunno Den..... your hair is so silky and soft. I know you've always called ureself 4a (I think?) but you've always looked more 3c to me. I personally would not use the Super relaxer. I would use the Regular relaxer and keep it on a few minutes longer than normal.
ITA . I know you keep hearing that, huh? But yeah girl, I wouldnt use the Super, I would stick with the Regular.
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Default Re: SHOULD I USE SUPER STRENGTH RELAXER?

I was using Mizani Super and the ish took my hair out.

If your gonna use Super, I would suggest diluting it with some oil/conditioner, but then again you might as well just buy the regular

So in short...no don't do it!!
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Okay, you could A) use the regular strength and leave it on for a little longer to get it straighter BUT you don't want to overprocess your hair OR B) you get the extra strength and leave it on for the recommended time and get the straightness and silkness you want go with B
I really don't want to overprocess my hair, i love SE results, because it leaves my hair soft, super may cause damage and if i stick to regular my hair may never get straight. i may have to switch to another lye relaxer, what do you think.
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Hmmm, I dunno Den..... your hair is so silky and soft. I know you've always called ureself 4a (I think?) but you've always looked more 3c to me. I personally would not use the Super relaxer. I would use the Regular relaxer and keep it on a few minutes longer than normal.
I agree with you, i'm worried about ruining my hair, epecially now since i've got it on track again.
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From experience relaxing my sister's hair with super, it will thin out your strands. I would suggest you use regular strenght but leave it on longer.
Oh no, i don't want thin weak strands at all, i may have to switch relaxer brands, if i can find a regular strength that's a tad bit stronger than SE relaxer then it would be great. I'm going to strech my relaxer for 4 months, so i need something that will get it straight in one go. i can't stand the idea of doing correctives
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:08 PM
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I used regular SE and left it on longer but I didn't really like doing that. This is why I switched relaxers although I really liked SE.
Jasmin may i ask which brand you are using now and what differences have you noticed in the effectiveness of straightening?
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Super may make your hair start to shed a lot. That happened to me awhile back.
The lat thing i want is to lose my hair...i'll stick with regular but i will change brands
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:13 PM
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I used the super about 3 weeks ago, it did make my hair feel a lot less full, but after I co-washed my fullness came back a little. I had it on for about 10 minutes, it got bone straight, and no burns. I have very coarse, relaxer resistant hair. I suggest you do a sectional test if you want to go up to the super strength.
my hair isn't too coarse it resistant with medium and thin strands which is very dense, you see o want to keep the thickness and strength in my hair too. If i decide to go ahead with this formula i will take your advice and text a small section first.
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I personally wouldn't use super, I think it may overprocess you & thin your hair out.

Maybe it's the relaxer itself, I recall a few threads about SE not thoroughly processing for some ladies who complained of reversion later on.
This is why i'm considering using a different brand in regular and see how it goes.
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Den, I wouldn't use super if I were you. Before I knew anything about haircare, I used super relaxers all the time and it caused me lots of breakage and thinned my hair out. If your hair isn't coarse or resistant, stick with the regular
Okay, i'll going to search for a regular lye strength relaxer, wish me luck
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ITA . I know you keep hearing that, huh? But yeah girl, I wouldnt use the Super, I would stick with the Regular.
Thanks ladies, i hope I manage to find the correct one for my hair
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