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    Talking What do you N.O.T miss the most about relaxing...

    I was sitting here remembering when I used to RElax, TEXlax and BURNlax and once I started remembering I remembered way too much:

    • the rotten egg smell,
    • the oozing scabs,
    • the burning scalp,
    • the cooling neutralizier before the sting of the RINSE OUT (I still cringe thinking about that),
    • still, the hair stink that never seemed to totally go away,
    • the curling iron forehead and nape burns,
    • the little black broken off hairs on my collar
    • having to sleep with my head off the side of the bed
    • the grease... ahhh the brown GREASE and Sulfur8 in that pink jar


    So much fun to torture myself with these memories

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    Great topic!

    ** spending $50+ every few weeks
    ** the horrible breakage
    ** and of course not being able to sleep confortable b/c im afraid of messing up the style lol

    DONT miss it all

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    - Having crispy fried, dried and lain to the side hair.
    - Extreme breakage
    - The grease factor....eurgh...
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    I don't miss:

    1. the burn ooze making my hair stick to my scalp...boy was that painful!

    2. Patting my head instead of scratching because the perm would burn -- heck it burned whether I scratched or not!!

    3. The torture @ the sink bowl -- it felt like my head was in hell!

    4. Looking in the mirror @ thinned, flat hair.

    5. Watching my hair get thinner and thinner.
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    I agree Dee--that stink is funkdefied!

    I never realized how horrible the smell of a salon that relaxes and curls hair smells until after I stopped doing all that mess. You can smell the place before you walk in. Gross.

    Its so nice having cottony,sweet smelling, touchable hair.

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    - The smell!!! The horrible, rotten egg, burnt hair smell!!!

    - Limp, lifeless, fly away hair.

    - The smell of weed on my stylist when she would lean over me to rinse out my hair, and the subsequent anxiety over whether she was lucid enough to make my hair turn out right.

    There is NOTHING I miss about RElaxing.

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    I'm glad I'm not alone.
    I could never go back to that stuff. Ever.
    Yep the stink -- I can smell a [something]lax salon almost a block away now and even when someone walks by with a fresh [something]lax, I can smell the burn.

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    ~ running around the house like a chicken with its head cut off because my head was on FIRE and it wasn't time to wash out the relaxer
    ~spending 5+ hours in the salon whenever i didn't get my mother to do the do for me at home
    ~spending $75+ each time i decided to go
    ~having a bald spot in the lower middle of my head that never grew more then an inch
    ~relaxing my hair so it would be straight and flat but then never leaving it down because i hated how flat and limp it was
    ~short ponytails that were about as thick as a jumbo sharpie
    ~having to put MAD clips in my head around the dumb ponytail because my hair was so short on the sides that it wouldn't all fit in
    ~the way relaxed hair feels when you wash it <---icky
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    -feeling like my hair was snagging as the flat iron passed over my hair as a "finishing touch".
    -having my hair look a mess everytime the wind blew
    -how icky it felt whenever I would sweat! Wow I hated that! It would stick to my face even if it had been in a pony-tail because I liked bangs!
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