Hair Relaxer chemicals are designed to straighten your hair. You need to read and follow the product instructions carefully since you will be working with strong chemicals. Most relaxers can not be used on Bleached or Damaged hair.
* 'No Base' means that its main ingredient is Sodium Hydroxide. Can not be used on bleached hair or hair previously treated with ammonium thioglycolate (curly perm). On tinted hair that shows no signs of damage, use Mild formula only. Most relaxers contain this ingredient yet do not have 'No Base' in their name.
* 'No Lye' means that it contains Alkali. Usually contains Calcium Hydroxide as the active ingredient.
If you want to relax (straighten) your hair, but you are not skilled with the below products, then it is suggested that you start off with a Hair Kit since they contains all the necessary ingredients, tools, gloves and step by step instructions.
Motions Professional Q & A:
How long should I wait between salon relaxing services?
A. When you have about an inch or regrowth or every 6 to 8 weeks, it's time for a re-touch. You can go a little longer in winter. The natural growth rate of hair slows a bit and you perspire less, so the roots are less likely to revert after styling.
How often should I shampoo and condition at home?
A. Each person's oil production varies, and also depends on how physically active you are, but most should shampoo about once a week on average. Avoid going longer than 10 days, especially if you use a lot of styling products.
A. To avoid build-up, use Motions Weightless Clear Hairdressing or Motions Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion. If your hair is dry or needs light washing, wet it in the shower, work through a pea-sized amount of Motions Moisture Plus Conditioner, rinse lightly, pin hair up and go.