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What Does Relaxing Your Hair Do?

Looking to get your hair relaxed but not sure what a relaxer does to your hair? I've got that information here for you! Here's some professional insight on what it means to relax your hair from a Brandon Essentials Stylist!

Relaxing your hair allows for a more manageable hair type that gives you a more straightened look. The hair relaxing formula breaks down even the tightest of curls and alters your hair texture to that smooth silty look. Hair relaxing is frizz proof and is usually used by clients who have curly, hard to manage. For 6 to 8 weeks, clients will experience straight hair. Although hair relaxing is unlike any other permanent straightening method because it requires touch ups as time goes on.

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If you are looking to get your hair relaxed, it is highly suggested you have it done by a professional. Stylists, like the ones at Brandon Essentials, have worked with all different hair types and know how to tend to your hairs needs. The relaxing process calls for stripping your hair of its nutrients while adding others in along the way. A stylist is going to know how to cater to your hair specifically and give you the best, most healthy and damage preventing look. Hair stylists also have top of the line products that are proven to work. A Hair relaxing treatment, if done wrong, can cause for severe damage to your hair and entrusting that process with a professional at Essentials of Brandon is definitely the way to go.

What are the different types of hair relaxers?

There are two steps of different hair relaxers: Lye based, and No-Lye based. Here at Essentials of Brandon, we are one step ahead of you on this one! Our blog "Which is a Better Relaxer? A Lye - Based or a No-Lye Relaxer?" dives into this topic to help you choose what is best for your hair type!

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Pros and Cons of Using Hair Relaxers

Like anything in life, there are pros and cons to this hair treatment. Below we have those listed out for you to help navigate if hair relaxing is right for you!

 Pro's

  • Straightened hair
  • Easier to manage
  • Easier to style
  • Less likely to experience frizz

Con's

  • the chemicals in the treatment can change the texture of your hair
  • Could cause breakage, thinning and stunt hair growth
  • Could cause chemical burns on the scalp - scalp irritation
  • Scalp damage or hair loss

Is Getting a Relaxer Right for Me?

This decision is completely up to you! Having your hair relaxed is a process and is something that will need to be kept up with for the best results. Extra attention will need to be applied to your hair if you choose to have your hair relaxed. Deep moisturizing and conditioning, drinking lots of water and using leave-in conditioners are all suggestions hair stylists at Essentials of Brandon will give to you if you choose to have your hair relaxed. Over time, hair relaxing could cause damage, but it is all about how the client takes care of their hair and the route they choose when relaxing (Lye based/ No-Lye based).

Are you interested in having your hair relaxed or finding out more information on hair relaxing? Essentials of Brandon: Full-Service Luxury Spa offers hair relaxing treatments to help you reach your hair goals! Schedule your appointment by phone (813) 681 -1110 or request one online.

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