How To Relax Hair?

How can I relax my hair at home?

Read on for Handy’s tips on how to keep relaxed hair healthy during the summer.

  1. Wash Your Hair Weekly and Double Up on Moisture.
  2. Get Ends Trimmed Regularly.
  3. Go Easy on Heat Styling.
  4. Drink Water and Pay Attention to Your Diet.
  5. Avoid Overprocessing.
  6. Wait Awhile Before Installing Protective Styles.

What is the process of hair relaxing?

The Process of Relaxing Your Hair The first stage is to protect the scalp with a thick emulsion as it prevents skin irritation which can lead to skin burns. Then, a thick, alkaline cream is applied on a hair section. Finally, you get straight, relaxed hair. The process sounds easy as well.

How can I relax my hair without damaging it?

We recommend that you apply a light coating of vaseline, grease, a thick conditioner, castor oil, or olive oil to your scalp, and to your existing relaxed hair (if applicable). The light coating will help prevent your existing hair from getting “re-relaxed” and potentially further damaging your hair.

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Is it better to relax or straighten hair?

When you flat iron your hair, you remove curls/frizz by first mechanically forcing hair straight and then removing the water with heat. It works just like an iron on clothes. Both relaxing and flat ironing damage hair but relaxing is much worse because it actually degrades hair proteins.

Why you should not relax your hair?

If your scalp is continuously irritated by relaxers, you increase your chance of hair loss. As a result, the natural hair ends up dry, brittle, tangled, and harder to care for. If having a relaxer helps you take care of your hair and your scalp is healthy, then it is worth it to continue relaxing your hair.

What is relaxing treatment for hair?

A relaxer treatment is a chemical processing treatment used to straighten and “relax” the natural curls in your hair. Relaxers reduce the texture of the curls from the inside of your hair strand, leaving the hair permanently straighten.

Is relaxing good for hair?

Because hair relaxers contain lye, they can damage your hair and scalp if used incorrectly, and even cause hair loss. This process leaves the hair weak, brittle and prone to breakage. It can even burn your skin, cause permanent damage to the scalp and lead to hair loss.

What is the most gentle hair relaxer?

Best Gentle: Just for Me No-Lye Regular Conditioning Creme Relaxer. Sure, this formula is targeted towards children, but adults looking for mild results or with sensitive skin can also benefit from this gentle no-lye relaxer.

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How long does it take to relax hair?

“The amount of time [it takes to completely transition] depends on the length of your relaxed hair, how often you trim or cut off the relaxed hair, and if there are any setbacks such as hair breakage or hair loss. It can take as long as a year (or longer) if you do basic trims every three months versus the big chop.”

Which hair relaxer is the best for African hair?

10 Best Relaxers For Black Hair

  1. SoftSheen-Carson No-Lye Relaxer.
  2. Avlon Affirm Sensitive Scalp Conditioning Relaxer.
  3. SoftSheen Carson Optimum Salon Hair Care No-Lye Relaxer.
  4. Avlon Fiber Guard Sensitive Scalp Relaxer Kit.
  5. ORS Olive Oil Professional Creme Relaxer.
  6. TCB Hair Relaxer.
  7. Luster’s ShortLooks Color Relaxer.

What does relax your hair mean?

By definition, a hair relaxer is a lotion or cream that makes the hair easier to straighten and manage. It reduces the curl by breaking down the hair strand and chemically altering the texture. Unlike other permanent straightening methods, relaxing your hair will require touch-ups from time to time.

What happens if I stop relaxing my hair?

No lye relaxers can still harm the scalp if left on long or applied on to the scalp instead of the hair. Relaxers are irritants and need to be placed on the hair with care. Many clients who stop relaxing their hair who have flaky scalp, notice less itching and dryness once they stop using relaxers.