How To Prepare For a Chemical Relaxer Treatment

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They say the grass is always greener on the other side. In the case of hair, everyone can relate. People with pin straight hair find their hair boring and wish they had luscious locks of curly or wavy hair. People with tightly coiled curly hair sometimes wish they could have the long flowing hair that their straight haired sisters have. However, there is a way! If you want to wear a straight hairstyle, getting a relaxer treatment will help you achieve the hairstyle of your dreams. At Angel’s Eyes of Beauty, we’ve performed many perms and relaxer treatments for our friends and customers. Here’s what you should know about getting a relaxer and how to prepare for one.

What Is a Chemical Relaxer?

As we covered in one of our last posts, the first chemical relaxer can be traced back to Garrett Augustus Morgan in 1909, when he accidentally came upon the solution when trying to make a formula to ease friction on a sewing machine in his shop. Put simply, a chemical relaxer works by breaking down the bonds in your hair that hold up the pattern of the hair.

How Do I Prepare For a Relaxer Treatment?

To prepare for a relaxer treatment, the first and most important thing that many people forget is that you should understand how long you want your hair to be. If you’ve had curly hair for your whole life, it’s easy to forget how much longer it takes for people with curly hair to gain length in their hair.

When you relax your hair, the entire curl is going to unfurl and you’ll immediately have all that length available to you. However, if the reason you’re getting your hair relaxed is to wear a certain longer hairstyle, it may be best to postpone the relaxer treatment until you’re certain you can achieve that length.

However, if you’re dying to get your hair relaxed, have no worries! You can still get it relaxed and then get touch-ups as necessary as your original texture grows in. There’s a certain art to touch ups, you don’t want to overlap too much on hair that is already relaxed. It takes a steady and precise hand to do it right and minimize damage to your hair, that’s why you should let Angel’s Eyes of Beauty handle your chemical relaxer treatments!

Salon Deep Conditioning For Your Hair

We also offer a deep conditioning service that we really recommend to our customers who have gotten a chemical relaxer treatment done. It’s important to keep the hair and scalp moisturized before and after the treatment because just like getting color treatments, relaxers can be harsh on the scalp and hair if not properly taken care of.

If your scalp and hair become too dry, you’ll experience a lot of breakage and as a result, your hair won’t be the best it can be!

Black Owned Hair Salon Delray Beach

If you’re looking for a salon that knows how to take care of your hair and keep your scalp healthy, look no further than Angel’s Eyes of Beauty! Based in Delray Beach, we’ve been in business for 25 years!

Many salons will give you a relaxer treatment and send you out of the door. We genuinely care about our customers and want to make sure they’re happy with their results. We’re always willing to consult with and teach our customers the best ways to maintain their new look so that they’re always happy.

Contact us today to book an appointment so we can discuss what we can do for your hair and scalp health!

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