from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One that relaxes, as a chemical solution used on tightly curled hair to soften or loosen the curls.
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- noun Any agent that produces
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- noun any agent that produces relaxation
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A relaxer is easier for me since I never did my hair growing up.
The dough relaxer is aimed at those producing dough that needs to be rolled out: for a pizza base, for example.
So I did a pizza base using 100% strong white flour (I normally combine this with 00 flour, but wanted to keep things simple), with a spoonful of the relaxer, which is just deactivated powdered yeast.
So much so, that many young girls automatically assume that a relaxer is a part of growing up.
If he doesn't, then God is the "relaxer," therefore implying another unwanted conclusion - God is a sinner in need of salvation!
But it does sound like Chris Rock is making a simple generalization and calling any black woman with a weave or relaxer deluded and obsessed with whiteness.
You may find YOUR hair more manageable without a relaxer, but people like me find my hair more manageable relaxed.
I also have a friend who has a relaxer and it looks a mess compared to the beautiful natural style she used to have.
She's buying a relaxer and leave-in conditioner and she has green and blue stars tattooed on her neck.
If you burned your roots out with a relaxer, the world has to learn about it.