By definition, a hair relaxer is a lotion or cream that makes the hair easier to straighten and manage. Most women who decide to get their hair relaxed have curly hair who want it to be very straight and a relaxer will leave your hair straight for about six to eight weeks. Unlike other permanent straightening methods, relaxing your hair will require touch-ups from time to time.

What are the benefits of having the team at Radiance Relax your hair?
While getting your hair relaxed by a professional at Radiance can cost more than home kits, it is the best option if you decide to relax at all. Relaxing hair requires careful attention that our professionals can give. We will always take the best care of your hair during this process which should only be attempted by a professional.

What are the different types of hair relaxers?
Hair relaxers, most commonly, are available in two types: Lye relaxers and No-Lye relaxers. Opinions on the two vary, but as with everything, it depends on your hair type and texture. Lye relaxers are known to work quickly on the hair, but as a result they might also rinse out of your hair easily. Their main ingredient is sodium hydroxide, and they are also known as “alkali” relaxers. No-lye, on the other hand, is mostly made of calcium hydroxide, which can dry out the hair. However, no-lye is better for people with sensitive scalps. When using no-lye, it is imperative that you use a “de-calcifying” shampoo to prevent calcium buildup.

Should I get my hair relaxed?
Many people praise the magical abilities of hair relaxers and return to our stylists at Radiance over and over for it. However, achieving manageable, straight hair cannot be done without proper care. If you decide to get your hair relaxed, be prepared to pay special attention to it. Keep your hair properly moisturized and use deep conditioners weekly, drink plenty of water, and utilize leave-in conditioners.

At Radiance we have professional products that are very high quality such as deep conditioners and reconstructing shampoos which can be used the week following your hair relaxing.
Let the experts at Radiance relax your hair beautifully, safely and professionally while maintaining the healthy and integrity of your natural hair.

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