How to Apply Your First Relaxer

 When getting a relaxer for the first time its best to get your hair professionally done . If you decide on getting a relaxer yourself follow this guide .



 Things you will need : 
 Relaxer - buy according to your hair type
Applicator brush or rat-tail comb
Gloves to protect your hands
Large towel to cover your shoulder
Neutralizing Shampoo 
Hair oil / Petroleum jelly
Mild protein Deep Conditioner
Deep Moisturizing conditioner 
Timer






Step 1
Apply petroleum jelly to scalp , be sure to base your hairline

Step 2

Put on gloves on your hands, put the towel around your shoulder.

Step 3

Mix relaxer if you are using a No-Lye or go straight ahead if you are using  Lye

Step 4

Gentle untangle the hair 

Step 5

Section hair in four parts , two in front and two in back .

Step 6

Set timer , start working with each section , make thin parts and apply relaxer start from middle of the strands followed by the roots and the ends, apply 1/2 inch away from scalp  . When finish with each thin section flip it out of the way. Spread relaxer through out your entire hair .

Step 7

Gentile work the relaxer into your hair , look at the hair pattern and smooth according to desire . Do not go over the time , this may result in over process that will eventually cause thin hair .

Step 8

Rinse hair with warm water

Step 9 (optional)

Apply Protein treatment , leave on hair for five minutes , this will help restore protein lost during relaxing process .

Step 10

Neutralizing rinse this is the most important step  and should never be skip . Used a neutralizing shampoo with color indicator to be sure you thoroughly rinse relaxer residue out . If you skip this the relaxer will continue to process  the hair and will result in hair loss .

Step 11

Apply moisturizing deep conditioner or regular moisturizing conditioner . Let sit on hair for 5 minutes then rinse out . Pat dry water from the hair and style as desire . 

Note : This is Relax application is for virgin hair only . 

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