One gets scalp burn from a chemical relaxer due to improper application and/or irritation to already sensitive skin. Because relaxers often contain harsh chemicals, it is important to know one's skin type prior to applic... More »

You can use wash-and-wear relaxer by applying the hair relaxing product to your hair. The relaxer is left in for the specified amount of time, and then it is then washed off with warm water. A neutralizing shampoo is app... More »

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Since scalp damage can have many causes, it is imperative to figure out what caused the initial damage before deciding upon a proper treatment course. Some of the most common types of scalp damage include sunburn, chemic... More »

While it is normal for the scalp to burn slightly, tingle or itch during a hair color application, intense burning may indicate that a chemical burn is occurring or that there is an allergy to one of the hair color ingre... More »

To avoid irritating the scalp and hair, wash it about four days prior to using a relaxer. Shampoo often contains ingredients that strip the hair and scalp of moisture and necessary oils. More »

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 the... More »

A PhytoSpecific relaxer is a relaxer that is free of hydroxide. The relaxer serves as an alternate treatment for straightening hair, since it claims to be less harsh than a conventional relaxer. More »

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