About Chemical-Free Hair Relaxer

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Chemical-free hair relaxer methods are limited to mechanical straightening, such as using a heated flat iron to straighten the hair and achieve a shiny, lustrous finish. Use styling tools as a chemical-free straightening treatment with beauty tips from a professional hairstylist in this free video on hair care.

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Hi, I'm Amelia and I'm going to talk to you about chemical free hair relaxers. There really isn't a such thing as a truly chemical free hair relaxer. In order to relax the hair, you really have to use some sort of chemical to swell the cuticle and get in there and break down the bonds and then harden the cuticle back up so it will hold this nice straight pattern. If you're trying to straighten the hair just temporarily, I would probably use a flat iron, a smoothing product on the hair when wet, blow dry it and then flat iron the hair. That's going to be a temporary solution. The reason why you might consider that over a chemical relaxer is if you color or highlight your hair, 'cause you're not going to want to double up on chemical processes, that will damage the integrity of the hair a lot, so you need to choose either a straightening or you need to choose color. You can't really do both. Also another thing when you are working with a chemical straightener, it's also going to damage the hair. You're going to notice some dryness, there might be some breakage especially if you overlap on the other hair that's already been previously relaxed. So those are some reasons why you may not choose a chemical relaxer, but if you really are having questions and trying to decide which way to go, whether it be with a relaxer or just using a temporary method, then I would go talk to a designer that you trust at a local salon.


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