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What is a no-base relaxer?

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A no-base relaxer is a relaxer formula that includes a protective cream so that a protective base does not have to be applied to the scalp first. No-base relaxers also contain lower concentrations of lye, which means they are less likely to irritate the scalp.

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The protective coating is typically made of petroleum jelly. Even when using no- base relaxers, stylists might apply an additional protectant around the ears and hairline to prevent irritation to the skin.

A relaxer is a chemical formula that relaxes tightly curled or wavy hair so that it falls straighter from the scalp. Some people apply relaxers to their own hair, while others visit a beauty salon for professional service.

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