Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wishlisted | Linange Neutralizing Conditioner + Texturizer

As I stood in front of my hair product stash, last weekend, I thought for a moment about what I could do to bring some life back into my hair.  There, in the back, was a large yellow and purple bottle of Motions Neutralizing shampoo. Normally, that Motions bottle only saw the light of day after relaxer touch ups. But, from time to time, I like to leverage it's low pH levels in an attempt to create a smoother, more healthy cuticle layer.
As I stood in the shower, washing my hair, a thought came into my mind. "I wonder if there's such a thing as a neutralizing conditioner?" Can you imagine the awesomeness that could happen if my conditioner could bring pH balance to my hair and scalp every wash day?  Moments later, I was in front of the computer, hair still damp, as I scoured the web to see if neutralizing conditioners exist.

My search led me to a product called Linange Neutralizing Conditioner. Many of the reviewers were relaxed and used this product post processing. Most raved about how great it worked to neutralize, leaving the hair feeling strong and healthy.  I was sold. Not only would this come in handy after a touch up but the benefits of having a product that could "prevent calcium deposits & smooths cuticles" after relaxers could be of great value during the weekly wash as well. Especially if you have hard water or are prone to frizzy hair.

You know how Amazon likes to recommend other products it thinks you might like?  On the list of other recommendations was a Shea Butter lye relaxer from the same brand.  Again, great reviews!  Everyone went on and on about this being the best relaxer ever.  Most of the ladies described it as extremely gentle on the scalp and hair.  Sounds like a great options for those who texlax. It's actually referred to as a texturizer, not a relaxer. My curiosity peaked. Could using a texturizer to relax vs. a mild relaxer, be the next evolution in healthier chemically processed hair?

 I checked out a review video for the texturizer. The woman read off the list of ingredients and Sodium Hydroxide fell way low on the list. It was actually listed after shea butter.  I've used Affirm Fiberguard or eons and this is the first time I'm tempted to switch up. For sure, I'm getting the conditioner. And I'm about 80% sure that I'll be getting this relaxer. Anyone tried this?


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By 1104 on April 6, 2014
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I stopped shampooing years ago, long before the introduction of WEN to the masses. In the black community, we refer to it as co-washing. That is when you use conditioner to cream out the dirt in your hair. I heard this tip when I was a kid, from a non-black cosmetologist giving advice to a non-black client, who had fragile hair and complained about shampoo stripping it.

The only time I have shampooed in the last several years, was when washing out a relaxer. You have to neutralize and no one gave me an answer about using acidifying conditioners as an alternative to shampoo.

Well, here it is, about 5 years later, you CAN neutralize with a conditioner, rather than a neutralizing shampoo. I used this WITHOUT follow-up with my usual neutralizing shampoo and am VERY happy with the results.

If you are not comfortable with that, you can still use a neutralizing shampoo, but you won't have to keep lathering up 3 or 4 times to try and get all the relaxer out.

The price is ridiculous but the product is good; I recommend and will likely be using this with Nairobi relaxer, since that is technically meant for professional sale so they don't offer a neutralizer with the kits.
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By MsGTgirl06 on May 31, 2013
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I've never used this particular product after a perm but I love it and will keep using it from now on! A+
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By Kisha Maxwell on February 25, 2013
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My 1st time using this relaxer system & was skeptical because I've never heard or used a neutralizing conditioner before. I must say I am very pleased with my hair it is very soft & full of body.
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By Moniphia Granston on November 23, 2012
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This conditions and makes my hair smooth after a relaxer. I don't think I would revert to using a traditional neutralizer shampoo again!
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  1. I switched stylists a year ago and my new stylist uses Lineage. It wasn't until this switch that I realized what my hair is supposed to feel like. I was previously relaxed with Mizani ButterBlends and thought that everyone has to accept a certain amount of dryness, etc. It wasn't until I went to the new stylist and could feel the difference between my newly relaxed hair with Lineage & the old hair, that I realized Mizani was giving me high porosity hair. Lineage is great, my hair holds moisture 10x better, likes waaaayyy more products (before my hair only liked 1 conditioner) and doesn't need protein every week. You should definitely check out their products.

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