Turn Your Frizzy Hair Into Beautiful Straight Hair
Hair relaxers are chemical treatments that break hair bonds, causing the hair relaxer to straighten. As with any chemical hair relaxers, it is important to know what the hair relaxer is doing to your hair and the possible risks of misusing the product. Hair Relaxers can cause burning of the scalp, hair breakage and brittleness if left on for longer and not properly done by a Trained and licensed Hair relaxer expert; and requires frequent conditioning and moisture to keep the hair healthy. When used correctly, a hair relaxer can increase your styling options due to the hair’s flexibility.
There are several Hair relaxers that could be used. Sodium hydroxide, guanidine hydroxide and ammonium thioglycolate are the three different types of relaxers, also known as lye, no-lye and thio relaxers. These relaxers have a pH level that ranges from 9 to 14. A high pH level means it is stronger and more effective, but it also means it is more likely to damage the hair. The sodium hydroxide relaxer is considered the strongest with a pH level between 10 to 14, These hair relaxers provide the best results when used on curly and kinky hair. It contains a high alkaline content and can cause extensive damage to the hair if not used carefully by a hair relaxer expert. Guanidine hydroxide, also known as no-lye, is not as harsh as sodium hydroxide but can cause severe drying and breakage. Guanidine hydroxide and ammonium thioglycolate have a pH level between 9 to 9.5, which are not as harsh on the hair, but can be just as damaging if misused. It is necessary to condition the hair before and after hair relaxing to avoid drying the hair.