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Hair Aniversary, mini chop and my skirmish with heat damage

Actually Its my belated transition anniversary! I am currently almost 14 months post and I took these when I was 12! I forgot about it and then I just never got around to posting it. I have been struggling to keep my relaxed ends and I had just given up on the idea that I was going to be a transitioning unicorn and retain all of my length. Out of laziness, I kept wearing my hair in a wet bun. This led to matting and tangles mainly in the center of my hair. It became so bad that I...
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Regular consumers buying salon products

Should professional hair products only be used by professionals? It seems like such a silly question at first glance it almost immediately invokes a “uhhhh DUHHHH” response! Why shouldn’t a professional be entitled to products only for them?! The reality is that many regular women use professional products with no qualifications at all (my self included!). Why is it that regular people want to have access to products that are only reserved for stylists? Why is it that regular people just cant bring their big lazy butts down to a salon where they can get it done RIGHT? It...
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Non-Keratin Smoothing Treatments

Keratin treatments have been gaining in popularity, but their varying risks and results have manufactures looking to have a similar smoothing effect with less risks. This has led to the rise of new age smoothing treatments that differ in ingredients while providing a sleek smooth look. These systems boast to have NO FORMALDEHYDE and NO KERATIN. This is what differentiates them from the regular keratin treatments and progressive straightening systems on the market today. This kind of smoothing treatment comes in many forms but I would like to focus on the ones that are applies with a quick and...
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Naked Assuage Thermal Smoothing Complex

After I decided to transition for the 3rd time, I began to struggle once a lot of new growth came in. I saw a post on about new generation keratin treatments and this intrigued me. These new products used glyoxyl cystine to produce a smoothing effect. This meant hair that was smooth and straight with none of the ramifications of formaldehyde. After a bit of research and penny pinching I saved up to buy a bottle of this from a beauty supply distributor. At a bit less that $100 a bottle for 8 oz this very expensive with...
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Alter Ego Spherique

Alter Ego has been around for quite some time. their products have been know to be of great quality and excellence. I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about their products such as the Linage relaxer, Garlic Hot Oil treatment and the Hasty Shine Spray. I actually had my hair texturized with the texturizer and my scalp did not burn at all. It was a very comfortable experience. So I as was on my usual prowl for new keratin products I was just excited when i found out that they came out with a new keratin treatment line. The...
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