Are kid relaxers better?
Kiddie relaxers are thought to be a more gentle way to achieve relaxed hair on fragile youth tresses. Despite the smiling, healthy-haired children on the box, these products are generally just as harsh as adult relaxers and can lead to hair damage, though they may be labeled softeners or silkeners.
Are kiddie perms bad?
“Although kiddie perms irritate the scalp less than lye relaxers, they can leave calcium buildup on the hair,” Sophia continues. “Calcium buildup can cause the hair to feel dry, and brittle—the hair will look dull, and feel dry. Kiddie perms under process the hair, so the hair will tangle, and never look straight.
What’s the difference between lye and no-lye relaxers?
The difference is in the type of chemicals used. In lye relaxers, the active ingredient is sodium hydroxide. In no-lye relaxers, the active ingredient is calcium hydroxide. No-lye relaxer is usually a little milder and good for sensitive scalps, but the calcium can cause hair to be slightly drier.