What is the best age to relax a child’s hair?
‘ If it has the chemical called calcium hydroxide (which is found in all relaxers) then other than putting your toddler in a lot of unnecessary pain, you could also be damaging her scalp and hair forever! You should NOT relax your child’s hair before they reach the age of 12 or 13.
How do I relax my kids curly hair?
You can style hair in a way that will loosen its tight texture pattern. After shampooing and conditioning, apply natural oils, a moisturizer and/or a clear, light gel. Then braid or twist your child’s hair. The number of plaits or twists is up to you.
Is there a difference between a texturizer and relaxer?
A texturizer usually does not completely straighten the hair, while a relaxer does. Hair texturizers are designed to stay on the hair for less time and contain chemicals that are less harsh than hair relaxers. A texturizer also does not need to be applied as often as a relaxer. Hair relaxer must be combed in.
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.