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Do Black Men Still Relax Their Hair?

msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
I know black men did this back in the day, but do some do it now, in this day and age? I was thinking about this when I saw James Brown.
"It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."

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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    msjoker wrote:
    I know black men did this back in the day, but do some do it now, in this day and age? I was thinking about this when I saw James Brown.

    yep! my uncle does, my husband's cousin does, my friend's boyfriend does, my cousin does, and my husband's barber suggested it to him, because he was asking me if he should. The barber says if he wants to grow a fro, it can't get big without relaxer because his coils are too tight (?????)
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • blaqpearlblaqpearl Posts: 310Registered Users
    One of the last times I went to a salon, there was a guy in there. He proceeded to get a touch up and then got some fingerwaves. I was in awe.
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  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    Wow, so I guess there is still a number of men who do this. Amneris, I think your husband can definitely grow a 'fro without the help of a relaxer.Blaqpearl, fingerwaves??!!!!??? :shock:
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    msjoker wrote:
    Wow, so I guess there is still a number of men who do this. Amneris, I think your husband can definitely grow a 'fro without the help of a relaxer.Blaqpearl, fingerwaves??!!!!??? :shock:

    I know he can. That barber is wack. He is known for craziness. The last time I went there with my husband the barber wanted to give me a weave even though I already have long hair, and then suggested a jheri curl.
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • blaqpearlblaqpearl Posts: 310Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    msjoker wrote:
    Wow, so I guess there is still a number of men who do this. Amneris, I think your husband can definitely grow a 'fro without the help of a relaxer.Blaqpearl, fingerwaves??!!!!??? :shock:

    I know he can. That barber is wack. He is known for craziness. The last time I went there with my husband the barber wanted to give me a weave even though I already have long hair, and then suggested a jheri curl.

    yes...that barber is wack and on crack...LOL. Weave anda jheri curl... :roll:
    I have kinks, coils and curls on this head.
    Certified PJ. I need rehab.
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    Last update 1/1/07
  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    LOL, yes he is. :lol:
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • LadyLibra1982LadyLibra1982 Posts: 203Registered Users
    yes they certainly do. last week i was sitting with SO at the barber shop - one guy was getting a texturizer touch-up. and another guy with about 15 inches of hair was getting it colored a light brown! and on top of that, another guy was getting his eyebrows waxed. i kid you not. i had to pinch myself and check with my SO to make sure we weren't in a beauty salon! :shock:

    *Amneris, that barber does sound a little off... why would someone offer you of all people a jheri-curl? the weave i could see maybe, lots of women get weaves as a protective style... but a jheri curl? eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww! :x
    Lady Libra
    3c/4a???
    i stick with the description "OS thready thick"

    my curly fro now is at collarbone when straightened.... basically the length i had when i started transitioning! hooray for growth!!! =)
  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    yes they certainly do. last week i was sitting with SO at the barber shop - one guy was getting a texturizer touch-up. and another guy with about 15 inches of hair was getting it colored a light brown! and on top of that, another guy was getting his eyebrows waxed. i kid you not. i had to pinch myself and check with my SO to make sure we weren't in a beauty salon! :shock:

    Wow. I'm absolutely speechless :shock: A texturizer touch-up and another guy had a dye job at the barber shop!???!?
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."