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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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