I'd like to spend some time talking about relaxers. Bone
straight hair is out, went out with "don't use grease in
your hair!" The best way to maintain relaxed
tresses is to apply a conditioning hairdress. Most
conditioning hair dresses are either water-, oil- or
silicone-based. Good rule of thumb: for fine hair
use silicone-based, for medium hair use oil-based and for
course hair; use water-based. These rules vary when you
add texture and density. For example, clients who prefer
not to have oil based hairdress applied to their hair
regardless of hair type are candidates for silicone based
come in either liquid or solid. Oil-based products serve
to lubricate the hair using paraffin and other products that
breakdown easily with body temperature and are water soluble.
Water-based products are used when softness is desired on hair
that is considered wiry or brittle. All of these
products serve to maintain and prepare the hair for combing,
brushing and thermal styling. Have your stylist
determine the density, texture and condition of your hair and
recommend the products that are best suited for you.
conditioner side of things you need to have your relaxed hair
conditioned with moisturizing and strengthening conditioners.
We always have to put back what we take out. Don't
forget, based on the condition of your hair you should be
receiving no less than two hair repair treatments a year.
We recommend the first in June and the second in December.
Your hair will only be as good to you as you are to your hair.
Proper relaxing should take place every 4 to 6 weeks for the
average hair texture based on manufacturer's recommendation.
This industry standard prevents unnecessary damage between
relaxed ends and natural new growth. There are a few
exceptions to this rule and you should consult with your hair
care specialist for that information.
in three strengths; mild, normal and resistant. There are two
basic types, sodium hydroxide and guanidine (no-lye). These
relaxers have separate characteristics. Sodium is
recommended for fine color-treated, normal and resistant hair.
No-lye has been specially formulated for for all hair types
and clients with sensitive scalps. Our professional
preference is Avlon's Affirm Conditioning Relaxer System.
Mild relaxers, if done properly, can work successfully with
all hair textures and scalps. If you are a permanent
color client we do not recommend the use of no-lye relaxers as
the are man made and tend to be more drying to the hair.
We recommend sodium base relaxers for most clients. If
you have an extremely sensitive scalp the application of
Affirms Gentle Assurance before and during relaxer will insure
the clients comfort through the entire chemical service.
When it is time for a relaxer there should be no combing from
the scalp, clients should only comb the relaxed ends and not
the new growth. This tip will help to prevent breakage.
The best hair integrity can be achieved by using a protein re-constuctor
before or after a relaxer service. Protein is used on
hair that is damaged or hair that is chemically treated to
be trimmed every 4 to 6 weeks, this helps to curb the split
ends. Clients in need of chemical services need to seek
a consultation from a licensed professional. If you are
not satisfied with the consultation, your probably not going
to be satisfied with the service. These products and
services are for professional use only and should not be
attempted at home.