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    Ok whats the difference between relaxation and conditioning?

    And does any one recommend me doing them?

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    (Original post by I.LoveSyria.Aleppo)
    Ok whats the difference between relaxation and conditioning?

    And does any one recommend me doing them?

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    Do you have afro-Caribbean hair ?
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    (Original post by YB101)
    Do you have afro-Caribbean hair ?
    No I have wavy hair, just above my waist... I've been treating it recently, because it's been quiet dry

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    Relaxing is when you chemically straighten your hair, isn't it? Conditioning gives your hair a nice texture, I suppose.

    P.S. In my experience, relaxing has always been bad for my hair, but that's almost certainly because I didn't have a proper routine at the time. If you have the time to maintain your hair post-relaxation, then you shouldn't have a problem.
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    (Original post by I.LoveSyria.Aleppo)
    No I have wavy hair, just above my waist... I've been treating it recently, because it's been quiet dry

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    hmm, i'm not sure if relaxing your hair would be best :/ It's basically a chemical treatment that for Afro- Caribbean hair to straighten kinky-based hair. It IS very damaging if done too often or on brittle hair, so double check with your hair salon.

    I think there is a chemical straightening treatment available which is similar but I don't know too much about it
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    Relaxing is when you chemically straighten your hair, isn't it? Conditioning gives your hair a nice texture, I suppose.

    P.S. In my experience, relaxing has always been bad for my hair, but that's almost certainly because I didn't have a proper routine at the time. If you have the time to maintain your hair post-relaxation, then you shouldn't have a problem.
    I've just recently been using coconut oil on it to rehydrate it, it's gone a lot better.
    Ok to be clear on things, my wedding is in a week, so the hairdresser just decided to come this weekend to relax and condition it, but I'm not sure if it's going to work or be good for my hair.
    Like what would the results be like on wavy hair?

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    (Original post by I.LoveSyria.Aleppo)
    I've just recently been using coconut oil on it to rehydrate it, it's gone a lot better.
    Ok to be clear on things, my wedding is in a week, so the hairdresser just decided to come this weekend to relax and condition it, but I'm not sure if it's going to work or be good for my hair.
    Like what would the results be like on wavy hair?

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    Your hair would be straight.
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    Google L'Oreal x-tenso, it's a smoothing treatment...
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    (Original post by I.LoveSyria.Aleppo)
    I've just recently been using coconut oil on it to rehydrate it, it's gone a lot better.
    Ok to be clear on things, my wedding is in a week, so the hairdresser just decided to come this weekend to relax and condition it, but I'm not sure if it's going to work or be good for my hair.
    Like what would the results be like on wavy hair?

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    it doesnt sound like your hair needs relaxing. Its such a strong process. Alternatives are keratin treaments like brazilian blow dry or texturising. If your hair is dry relaxing wont improve it. Surprised hairdresser has suggested this. Also would be no good to do it right before ur wedding if you havent had it before..what if it goes wrong? If I were you I would just condition it up until the wedding. Phillp kingsley elastisizer is a good conditioner. I usually put this on with either clingfilm or a plastic shower cap for a few hours and then wash out.

    Coconut oil is good. Keracare essential oils are also good for adding moisture.

    Good luck and congrats with your impending marriage

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