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Topic: Cold Caps and Relaxed Black Hair

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Posted on: May 24, 2017 02:16PM

Tannniii wrote:

Any experiences? My last relaxer was April 6th and I will start chemo the second week of June so it will be two months without chemically treating my hair before I cold cap but I want to know about any experiences with relaxed hair and cold capping. Was it effective? How much hair did you lose?

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Jun 19, 2017 06:49PM Char1110 wrote:

Hi Tannniii. Hopefully someone with experience cold capping on relaxed hair will respond. I did cold cap but my hair is natural. I got my hair washed and straightened about 4 or 5 days prior to treatment. I held out a couple of weeks before I washed the first time. After that I washed weekly and manipulated my hair as little as possible. I lost about 25-30 percent of my hair. No one noticed but I certainly did­čśĺ. We are headed into the third week of June so I am assuming you have had your first chemo. I hope everything went well!

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