I will be using the ORS Olive Oil Relaxer as my example because I used it years ago when I was relaxed, and folks still seem to like it. Use what you like, but use it properly.
- Do not apply relaxer directly to scalp. If relaxer comes into contact with skin, wipe off immediately using a damp cloth.
- Do not relax hair that is damaged, brittle, splitting or breaking. Follow all instructions to avoid skin and scalp irritation.
Step 1: Before Relaxing make sure you assemble everything you need for the relaxer service.
Special Note:Before Relaxing everyone should protect their hairline and ears with petroleum jelly/ vaseline because these are the most delicate areas that are easily irritated. However, if you have a sensitive scalp, make sure to part hair and apply the hair oil directly to the entire scalp (not the hair) before relaxing.
IMPORTANT: Do not apply to hair until completely smooth and without lumps. Mix for at least one minute or more. Failure to mix thoroughly may cause scalp irritation, hair damage, and/or hair loss. Strand Test: Cut a small section of hair from the back of head. Tape one end of the hair strands together. Apply relaxer evenly. Follow timing guide. If not straight enough, continue checking every 1-2 minutes until desired straightness is achieved. Examine strand test section and note timing.
DO NOT exceed the maximum time on the timing chart based on hair texture (See timing chart in the Step-By-Step Guide included in kit).
Need some visual instructions? No problem! Check out this video from my favorite relaxer on the market, ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer.
Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!