What is the most commonly used hair relaxer?
Lye relaxers are the most commonly used relaxers. The main active ingredient (sodium hydroxide) quickly breaks down the hair’s bonds and makes the process much faster. The stronger chemicals in this relaxer can cause severe damage to your hair and scalp if not applied by a professional.
What relaxer is best for fine hair?
If you have hair that is thin, use a no-lye formulated relaxer or perm made with petroleum. You can choose between the Mizani, Affirm, African Pride and Phyto relaxers if you want to benefit from a great body and super shine. Phyto relaxers are deemed revolutionary if you want to try them.
Are there any safe hair relaxers?
There is no product completely free of chemicals that will permanently straighten highly textured hair. The reason that traditional, lye-based relaxer is still around is because there’s no suitable, non-chemical replacement if you want to straighten tresses without reversion at the first sign of moisture.
What type of relaxers do salons use?
There are three types of relaxers; sodium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide and ammonium thioglycolate. Sodium hydroxide relaxers are commonly called lye relaxers.