Texturizing, produces a soft curls effect and more manageable hair but at the same time leaves hair weak and extremely susceptible to breakage and damage. Hair texturizers are not different from relaxers; Texturizers can be even more damaging than relaxers, although you might not see the damage right away, the effect is progressive and your hair will start showing the negative effects of these chemicals which are known to be accumulated.
When texturizers are used, No-one have total control of the hair texture, every strand of hair acquires a different texture some are curlier or softer than others and a big percentage becomes straight. Texturized hair, if is not given special treatment, some areas of the hair can become brittle, dry, damaged and break.(specially the areas where the texturizer eliminate more curls or the hair is straighter). 90% of people with texturized hair, at some point in time experience severe hair loss or breakage.
Once you've made the decision to chemically straighten or texturize the hair, you must understand that your hair is to be care for. Hot styling tools can be very handy and makes styling easier. However, these tools are really dangerous for our hair and can cause follicular degeneration, breakage and severe hair loss; specially if the hair is damaged or the tools not used properly, especially those that are used with direct contact such as: flat iron and hot combs, these tools can cause permanent scalp scarring and hair follicles damage.
Once your hair is texturized you must stay away from hot tools and care for your hair. Give the scalp time to recuperate and avoid irreparable scalp and hair damage. Remember, Applying strong chemicals to weak or unhealthy hair, can cause serious hair and scalp damage. Seeking professional Help is our best option.
SHOULD YOU RELAX YOUR OWN HAIR
First of all, it is extremely difficult for us to apply relaxers only to new growth without overlapping the perm on to the already permed hair. Many people apply the relaxers at home, you may not see immediate damage caused to the scalp, but eventually you will see a difference on your hair.
The best and safest way to do it is to find a hair care provider and always keeping in mind that relaxers change the structure of our natural hair and we should treat the hair and scalp often with protein and natural products..
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Hair relaxers or perms are meant to completely change our natural curl pattern; the chemical ingredients in relaxers cause your hair texture to change.
Lye based Relaxers, quickly break down the permanent protein bonds of our hair and can cause more scalp damage and irritation. Lye Relaxers Main component is sodium hydroxide and the level of PH is about 13-14
Two different types of strong chemicals are used to produce hydroxide
No-Lye Relaxers are best for you if your scalp is sensitive, because the chemicals in a no lye relaxer are usually milder on the scalp. The main component in a no-lye relaxer is guanidine hydroxide or calcium hydroxide and the pH level of a no-lye relaxer is about 10-12. The natural pH balance of our hair range between 4.5 to 5.5
The Difference between Lye and no lye relaxer is their level of PH and their main active ingredients, The pH level of a no-lye relaxer is lower than the PH level in a Lye Relaxer.
No-lye relaxers can be the best thing to use if you're having problems with scalp irritation. However, that difference does not make either one better or healthier for our hair. Lye and No-lye relaxers can cause the same damage to our hair and scalp. Therefore, Scalp irritation can occur from no-lye relaxers as well as lyerelaxers .
Remember, Relaxers are dangerous chemicals and we must take precaution when we use it.