Most people with curly hair have had days when they longed for straighter hair. You know those humid days when your hair simply will not cooperate and your curls take on a mind of their own? It’s kind of an unwritten law of the universe that we will always want the one thing that we don’t or can’t have. But are unruly curls really something that you just have to live with simply because you were born with them? No, you don’t. You can straighten your strands, and to do so you have a couple of choices. You can spend hours every week in front of a mirror with a flat iron, or you can see your stylist to get those curls relaxed. Today we’ll discuss the top benefits of hair relaxers for naturally curly hair.
How Do Hair Relaxers Work?
A lot of people are intimidated by hair relaxers, but it really is a simple and easy process. The hair-relaxing solution penetrates your hair shaft to temporarily weaken the bonds that give hair its texture so that your strand can be reshaped and set with a new texture. The process essentially trains your hair to lay the way you want it to, much like a perm but in reverse.
What Can I Expect?
Relaxing your curls is a relatively quick and easy process, but don’t let that fool you into attempting to DIY it with a drugstore kit. Not used properly the chemicals can damage your hair and irritate your scalp, so this one is best left to the well-trained and skilled hands of your stylist.
Avoid any chemical processing for a few weeks before your appointment, and stop heat-styling it a few days in advance as well. You’ll arrive at your appointment with clean, natural hair. Before applying the relaxer your stylist will pretreat your scalp to avoid any irritation. Once the straightening solution is applied you can just relax for about 10-15 minutes while it works. When the time is up the solution will be washed out and your hair will be pampered with a special conditioning treatment to ensure it stays soft, healthy, and manageable.
Benefits of Relaxing Curly Hair
If the thought of smooth manageable hair intrigues you, but you’re not fully convinced that relaxing your curls is right for you, check out these benefits of hair relaxing.
Fewer Knots And Tangles- Curly hair has kinks and coils that make it very prone to developing knots and tangles that are difficult to work out without damaging your tresses. The relaxing process takes out the bends and kinks that cause the tangles and knots in the first place.
Easier Detangling- Some tangles are inevitable, even in the straightest, smoothest hair. But relaxed hair is much easier to detangle than it is in its natural state.
No More Stretching- To maintain a longer length with curly hair constant stretching is required to counteract the shrinkage associated with tightly coiled locks. Relaxing loosens the coils to stop shrinkage without stretching.
No Worries About Humidity Or Rain- Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to check the forecast before deciding how to wear your hair for the day? Relaxed hair stays straight and smooth despite high humidity or rainy weather.
Faster, Easier Styling- No more hours of flat ironing every time you wash your hair. Hair relaxing is waterproof and doesn’t wash out.
Long Lasting Results- A blowout or straightening with a flat iron will only last for a few days, or until your hair gets wet. Relaxing your hair lasts for weeks.
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of relaxing your curls for yourself, the expert stylists at Von Anthony Salon are here to help. It’s time to break up with your flat iron for the convenience and lasting results that hair relaxers have to offer. Give us a call at 972-731-7600 to schedule your appointment, or download our free app from iTunes or Google Play to schedule right from your phone. We’ll see you soon at 7004 Lebanon Road, Suite 102 in Frisco, Texas.