Hair relaxers are used to straighten hair that is curly or coily. They're chemically-based products that can affect each person's scalp differently. Some relaxer users may experience chemical burns to the scalp after relaxing their hair. There are some relaxer products on the market that can be used to avoid burns or reduce the chance of experiencing chemical burns.
Mizani Sensitive Scalp Rhelaxer with Arginine
Mizani Sensitive Scalp Rhelaxer with Arginine is designed to strengthen and protect the hair. The relaxer helps those with sensitive scalps avoid the harsh burn that comes with a lye-based relaxer. It contains a combination of oils, proteins and conditioners. Users of the Mizani relaxer are still able to achieve maximum relaxation without the worry of chemical burns to the scalp. The relaxer is available in three different strengths. Choose the strength that works for you based on the texture of your hair. Mizani can be purchased online and at select beauty supply stores.
Soft & Beautiful Botanicals No-Lye Sensitive Scalp Relaxer
The Soft & Beautiful Botanicals No-Lye Sensitive Scalp Relaxer features natural plant extracts to help you avoid chemical burns. The relaxer combines aloe, chamomile and ginseng, sage extracts and sunflower. The combination helps to moisturize the scalp and minimize any chances of you experiencing chemical burns. The relaxer also works to protect your hair from the roots to the tip during the relaxation process and beyond. Soft & Beautiful Botanicals can be purchased at your local beauty supply stores and online.
Organic Root Stimulator
The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Built-In Protection No-Lye relaxer is designed to add moisture and shine to your hair. The no-lye relaxer contains olive oil, which can help prevent chemical burns. According to the manufacturer, the olive oil imparts moisture directly to the scalp and hair shaft to prevent burning of the scalp. The relaxer kit also includes the Olive Oil Replenishing Pak to help care for your hair after shampooing out the relaxer. The shampoo in the relaxer kit is an aloe-based shampoo that aids in preventing burns. Organic Root Stimulator is available in drug stores, beauty supply stores and online.
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