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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

*This is still a work in progress. I'm continuing to add many more questions, and we are still ironing out a few quirks. But we wanted to make this available as soon as possible.

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Question:
How should I grow out my relaxer/texturizer?
Answer:
If the chemical parts of your hair are straight (the curl has been totally removed), then the regular techniques on the site won't work for you until you grow out the chemicals. Also, chemically processed hair will always look dry because that hair is damaged, and there really isn't anything that can change that. The best you can do is work to make the texture of your new hair and your old chemical hair match.

When I was growing out my chemicals, I was too afraid (and not ready) to cut all my hair off when I transitioned from relaxer to natural hair. I let my hair grow for about ten months. I do have to tell you it isn't easy to do, but getting rid of the relaxer is worth it no matter how you do it. While I was growing my hair out, I'd wash, condition and comb it once a week, and I'd set it in about 20 or so two-strand twists. Then when my hair dried, I'd undo the twists, and both textures of hair would be wavy.

I had shoulder-length hair at the time, and it took me over three hours to comb it and set it every week. The reason was that at the place where my new growth and chemical hair met would mat up really tight. When I first started, the mats were right up against my head and it really hurt to comb them. But as my new hair grew out, the mats moved down. Finally, I couldn't stand it any more and cut off the chemicals. But by then I got to see what my real hair looked like for the first time in my life (after not knowing for 25 years!), and I loved it!

You can check out Growing It Out for ideas and pictures for how I grew out my hair.

However, if you still have a good amount of curl in the relaxed hair left, then the techniques on the site, like in the Curly Primer should help you.
 

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