Relaxer Do’s and Don’ts

We all countdown the days to when our relaxer day is approaching! It’s a day we love to anticipate as it gives us a fresh start. The relaxer day process and the days leading up to the relaxer are very important. Over the years, I’ve found a few tips and tricks, through trial and error, to help prep for my relaxers. Try them and let me know which works for you.

Hairlicious Inc. Oct, 06, 2014

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Don't scratch, wash or work out 3-4 days prior to relaxer day. Believe it or not, this can cause scalp irritation, which can lead to burning. Let your hair rest.

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Do coat the length of your hair with oil or conditioner to protect the previously relaxed hair from the relaxer.

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Do place the relaxer only on the new growth. Plain and simple! Use the line of demarcation as a guide.

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Don't apply relaxer to the edges and nape of your hair first. These areas are delicate and process very fast. Apply the relaxer to these areas last.

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Don't relax any sooner than eight weeks. Stretch the frequency of each relaxer. Relaxing the new growth often can cause the hair to be over-processed, which can lead to breakage.


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