Are Lye Relaxer Better Than No Lye?
Hair relaxers or perms are meant to completely change our natural
curl pattern; the chemical ingredients in relaxers cause your hair
texture to change.
Lye based Relaxers, quickly break down the permanent protein bonds of our hair and can cause more scalp damage and irritation. Lye Relaxers Main component is sodium hydroxide and the level of PH is about 13-14
Two different types of strong chemicals are used to produce hydroxide
No-Lye Relaxers are best for you if your scalp is sensitive, because the chemicals in a no lye relaxer are usually milder on the scalp. The main component in a no-lye relaxer is guanidine hydroxide or calcium hydroxide and the pH level of a no-lye relaxer is about 10-12. The natural pH balance of our hair range between 4.5 to 5.5
The Difference between Lye and no lye relaxer is their level of PH and their main active ingredients, The pH level of a no-lye relaxer is lower than the PH level in a Lye Relaxer.
relaxers can be the best thing to use if you're having problems with
scalp irritation. However, that difference does not make either one better or healthier for our hair. Lye and No-lye relaxers can cause the same damage to our hair and scalp. Therefore, Scalp irritation can
occur from no-lye relaxers as well as lyerelaxers .
Remember, Relaxers are dangerous chemicals and we must take precaution when we use it.
Should you relax your
First of all, it is extremely difficult for us to apply relaxers
only to new growth without overlapping the perm on to the already permed
hair. Many people apply the relaxers at home, you may not see immediate
damage caused to the scalp, but eventually you will see a difference on
The best and safest way to do it is to find a hair care provider and always keeping in mind that relaxers change the
structure of our natural hair and we should treat the hair and scalp
often with protein and natural products.
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