Hair Question: Sunshyne, Are You Relaxed or Natural?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Question:
"Hi, I've been seeing your videos/pictures, and your hair sometimes looks relaxed and other times completely natural but stretched. So my question is your hair relaxed or natural? How often you relax you hair? Thanks"

 Advice:
Honestly, I've received this question a lot! My hair is 100% relaxed. I'm not natural. Although my hair may resemble natural hair in it's "air dried state", I'm totally a relaxed haired girl :) Some think I'm texlaxed as well (that's when you leave the relaxer in your hair for a short period of time just to loosen the curl pattern - not to make it straight); however, that is not the case. I leave my relaxer in for 20-25 mins, that is including application and smoothing. I actually smooth my hair approximately 3 times during this process. I use a "Normal" strength relaxer, every 10-12 weeks, so that it processes at a slower rate. This prevent's my hair from becoming over-processed. The "Normal" strength relaxes my hair to a point where it's straight, yet still has a bit of kink in it! This helps to keep my hair healthier and thicker!


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4 comments

  1. Hi Sunshyne,

    I have regarding relaxer storage. I notice that you purchase the large container of relaxer. It seems like a lot to use for 1 relaxer session. So in saying that, how do you store the unused, open relaxer jar. One of my hair goals this year is to be salon-free with the exception of trims. Therefore, I'm trying to learn all that I need in self-relaxing.

    Thank you for help!

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    1. Hi Hun! No problem. I use the relaxer in the tub because the small jars usually serve for only one relaxer session. Instead of buying a new jar each time, I just invested $30 for the tub, which lasts close to one year. I store the jar in my washroom cabinet. I reuse it every time with no issues. Hope that helps!

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  2. hello sunshyne, your hair is beautiful, what brand of relaxer do you use?

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  3. Thanks hun! I use ORS relaxer in normal strength.

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