Hair Relaxing- What Is It and What Are the Benefits

Hair relaxer- you’ve no doubt heard of it, but do you know what it is? A hair relaxer is a hair treatment that permanently relaxes and straightens naturally curly hair. This is a very desirable thing for those with unruly curls or those that prefer straight hair and would like to be freed from the daily struggle with blow dryers and straightening irons. Let’s take a look at what hair relaxing is and what it can do for you.

What Is Hair Relaxing?

Hair relaxing treatments use a chemical process, much like a perm, to change the natural structure of the hair to achieve a smoother, straighter texture. The process involves applying a relaxer lotion to the hair for a set amount of time, rinsing it out, and then applying a neutralizing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner. The results are permanently straightened hair. As your hair grows out you will need touch-ups to the new growth to maintain your new texture, usually every six to eight weeks.

The Benefits

  • Fewer Knots and Tangles
    Relaxing your hair removes the natural kinks and bends that cause most of your knots and tangles. With a smoother texture combing your hair will be easier and your strands will be less likely to break due to tangles.

  • No More Stretching
    Extremely curly hair tends to shrink up, making your hair appear much shorter than it really is. To remedy this, many people resort to stretching their hair to gain back a few inches of length. With the curls relaxed there is no longer a need for constant stretching.

  • Saves Time
    Relaxing your hair saves time with daily straightening, stretching, and detangling. This means that it will shave hours off of your beauty routine each week. That’s time you could spend doing something you love.

  • Reduces Frizz
    You can expect reduced frizz from relaxed hair. This is due to the rearranged structure and smoother cuticle of your new sleek style.

  • Style Versatility
    With the added length, straighter texture, and smoother appearance of your strands a whole new realm of hairstyle possibilities will be opened to you. You can wear any straight style you’d like with no regard for humidity, or break out the curling iron to give your hair the exact amount of curls or waves that you want.

    If you are someone with natural curls who would like to make your hair easier to manage, who typically doesn’t wear your hair naturally curly, or avoids wearing straight styles due to fear of humidity, hair relaxing may be the solution you’ve been wishing for. Come see the expert stylists at Martino Cartier Salon and experience the benefits firsthand. Give us a call at 856.582.6600 to book an appointment or use our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to schedule right from your phone. We look forward to serving you at 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ.