I'm having a lot of trouble rehydrating capes. They're absolutely bone dry and taking well over 24 hours to be somewhat okay to put in the pickle. But still not really coming good once shaved. Sometimes they're fine, sometimes not. So l'd obviously like some consistency with them. I've been giving them a couple of hours in straight water, then adding salt after that. These are quite thick, being about half an inch thick or thicker in some places. Tried some Kemal4, but that was useless. I don't really want to use any relaxers unless l have to because it's quite expensive for us over here! Thanks.