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Old 09-26-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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My stylist used to use Design. I kept telling her that it was drying my hair out. She has now switched to CB. I have never heard about this relaxer. Does anyone use this? Now I am considering trying out a new stylist. She uses Affirm. Does anyone have opinions about these products?

Also, the new stylist charges $85.00 for the relaxer. Is that the going price?

Thanks
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:16 PM
 
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Default Affirm

My stylist uses Affirm, it straightens my hair well but I'm thinking of asking her to switch to another product b/c it "over" straightens in my opinion. It usually takes 2-3 weeks (and lots of washing) for my hair not to look overly processed. I've never heard of the other products, and as far as pricing goes, $85 doesn't sound unreasonable.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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I have only heard of Affirm, but I heard its pretty good. I heard a good product for not over processing your hair and keeping it soft is Phytospecific, but it is pricey.

I dont know about pricing at the salon because I self relax,
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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I've used Affirm myself, it was okay, nothing special. I couldn't tell you the going price for a salon relaxer, as I also relax my own hair. I only go to the salon for my cuts/trims.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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Affirm works very well. But I agree, make sure he/she doesn't leave it on your hair for too long...

Also, the company (Avlon - sp??) makes Kera-Care products that are GREAT. When I lived in LA, I went to a 'celebrity' hair stylist, who did the hair of some very prominent actresses (all women of color/ various lengths & textures). He used Affirm, as well.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Hell YES to the Phytospecific. Oh, and I also self-relax. My favorite no-lye is Gentle Treatment and my favorite lye is Elasta. Elasta is fantasic because it really does keep the elasticity in my hair. I don't use any heat on my hair, just relax and let it go wavy. With almost every other relaxer, it was just too straight (not limp, my hair doesn't do limp) and it woudn't have any life. Since I stopped going to the salon, my hair has never been healthier.

And whoa. $85 is a lot for just the relaxer but it has been my experience that services like this are just more expensive in the South for some reason. My mom tells me it costs like $50 for a pedicure in Raleigh, which is unheard of here and this is L.A.!
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