If you like having straight hair, but your natural style is curly or frizzy, there is a good chance that you have tried a hair relaxer serum. What many people don’t know is that many of these serums, particularly those that contain Lye, can be very dangerous for your hair and scalp. Oftentimes hair relaxers can burn your skin if they are not used properly. The following are 3 safety precautions to take when using a new brand of hair relaxer.
1. Apply a small amount of the serum to your skin to make sure that you will not experience any irritation from the product. Many people experience allergic reactions to hair serums, so it is important to take this test before apply the serum to your hair and scalp.
2. After applying the serum to your hair, be sure to wash it out thoroughly. It is also important to use conditioner on a relatively frequent basis after applying a hair relaxer.
3. If you do not feel confident about applying a hair relaxer to yourself, then you can have it done by a professional. This is recommended as they will know exactly how to relax your hair without causing any hair or skin damage and irritation.
Never use a hair straightening iron or curling iron after relaxing your hair. It is generally recommended to wait a number of days after applying the relaxing serum before using any type of heating product whatsoever. Remember, the less you tamper with hair chemicals, the healthier your hair will be.