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Thursday, January 5, 2017

AMLA Legend Relaxer: Update on All the Drama

If you read my AMLA Legend relaxer review a few years back, you know how it burned my scalp. But did you know that L'Oreal was slapped with a lawsuit because of it? Sounds like several women across the country have experience burning when they used the AMLA Legend relaxer from Softsheen Carson. Not only did the relaxer burn, but some lost their hair and experienced balding.







AMLA Legend No Mix Cream Relaxer promised a faster relaxing processing time with results in 13 to 15 minutes instead of the normal 18 to 20 minutes that is required to chemical process your hair.

What drew me to this product was the fact that it was a no mix relaxer base meaning it was easier to apply. Besides the fact that it smelled absolutely amazing since there was no strong smell from the relaxer. But as many other women have experienced, it burned immediately. I even had a small bald patch in the front of my head. I would never recommend the AMLA Legend relaxer to anyone!




I am however a fan of the AMLA Legend shampoo and conditioners, as well as AMLA Legend moisturizer and hair oils. I just think they really miss the mark when it came to this bad relaxer.

Sadly, what I am seeing all over the internet is people commenting on the fact that it's a relaxer, of course it's supposed to burn. Yes, that's partially true. If you leave your relaxer on too long it can and will burn your scalp. 

But gone are the days of bone straight relaxed hair. Many women who relax their hair like myself, are only looking to texlax or at least use the relaxer in the way it was recommended. Speaking from experience, this product burned more than a normal relaxer.

It would be foolish to say, "That's what you get for using a relaxer". A relaxer is supposed to straighten hair not make women bald!


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  1. Oh wow! I guess you have to be very careful with these thingsites but endingood up with bald spots is a definite no no!

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    1. Right! Relaxers are meant to make you bald.

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  2. Honestly, I'm surprised you continue to use the brand. I'm happy to know that you've recovered. My sister relaxes her hair. I'm going to pass this but of information to her.

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    1. I no longer use the relaxer but I still have the hair oils and such and they work just fine.

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  3. That is scary. I used a relaxer for years and it burned every time. Not immediately though! No bald spots. That definitely isn't normal.

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    1. Exactly. I think we all know that relaxers burn especially if you over-process your hair.

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  4. Ugh the product sounded amazing. Too good to be true I guess! It would be great if someone would create another no mix relaxed that actually works.

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  5. I'm opting to wear my hair in whatever texture that it grows out of my scalp. I have not applied heat or straightening chemicals in 10 years. Stories like this absolutely frighten me.

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  6. That is crazy and it sounds like they earned this lawsuit. I've not had a relaxer in about four years. I certainly know the feeling of a burned scalp.

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  7. Thanks for the update. Amazingly, even TMZ has been reporting on this bc one of Mrs. Obama's hairdressers is an ambassador for Amla. I've used the oil and liked it.

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    1. Wow, I didn't know that! I really like the way their oils smell.

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  8. That is so crazy!! I remember getting burned once or twice when my hair was relaxed. No fun at all!

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  9. Oh wow thats scary. I remember my mom relaxing my hair, it was anything but relaxing. I always told my mom to apply at fast as she could because it burned. My scalp was always burned after applying the relaxer.

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    1. That's exactly why I chose not to relax my daughter's hair when she was really young.

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  10. That's terrible! Since these companies are putting hazardous chemicals in the hands of consumers something is bound to happen. I remember the scars and burns I got from relaxers over the years and I'd never go back. I hope these women get justice.

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  11. You definitely have to be careful with the use of relaxers. I think some people don't understand that you can get straight without a relaxer, if its done correctly.

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    1. Yep, I've seen some beautiful silk presses.

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  12. I've checked out of the relaxer league, but I remember getting burned a few times, most likely because I scratched my scalp beforehand, lol. But I agree, the relaxer's not suppose to burn straight out the box! Yeesh!

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