The Liquid Relaxer from Hell
I often monitor my hit stats to see how many people visit Nappturology 101 on a regular basis. Those stats also tell me the search terms used to find my site, and it also gives me a link back to the site my visitors came from.
Well, I actually find all of this fascinating, particularly since those search terms can give me ideas about the type of information that people are looking for when it comes to nappy hair and otherwise. When I see that a particular word, term or phrase is used to find Nappturology 101 often enough, if it’s not there, and if it makes sense to, I’ll make plans to add that info to the site, Like Vigorol for instance. In fact, this search term turns up so much in my stats, it has prompted me to share my brief experience with this dreadful product.
It’s a relaxer pure and simple. Says so on the box. The only difference is you’re supposed to be able to press your hair. Sounded good to me. So I purchased it; I read the sparse instructions over and over again before I finally decided to try it. And you know what? Even after following the instructions to the letter, I ruined seven inches of nappy. First of all, it’s liquid. So after the first application, you’re only supposed to reapply to the new growth. But that’s impossible because it’s…well liquid…and it’s not like you can control the reapplication as well as you can with a crème relaxer.
Ok…now of course I end up double processing a whole bunch of hair, which when wet, turned into a limp, spongy mess with absolutely no texture. Dry, it was as brittle as straw, and I still had the nerve to press it…and yes hot curl it every day too. Strange how this hair never did break off…guess it just wanted to sit on my head remind me of how stupid I was for trying a liquid relaxer. Suffice it to say, I did not have a good experience with this product and ended up going back to a regular crème-based relaxer and gradually cutting the Vigorol hair off. I have absolutely nothing good to say about this product, and even if I weren’t anti-relaxer and pro nappy, I wouldn’t recommend this crap to my worse enemy.