Steps to Applying Relaxer

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Step 1

Put latex gloves on your hands. Open the relaxer base and pour activator in the base. Make sure to whip it until smooth and lump free.

Step 2

Part hair into four sections using a comb. Another option is an application brush.

Step 3

Start with the top of your head, then work your way around the back and lastly to the hairline. Evenly smooth out each section srepeatedly.

Step 4

Leave relaxer on hair depending on the time provided. If the hair is fine-medium it should be at least 10 to 12 minutes long. If coarse-resistant, 12 to 18 minutes.

Step 5

After the time is up, wash out the relaxer completely with warm water to make sure the relaxer is out of the hair.

Step 6

Shampoo the hair and lather it. Repeat the process.

Step 7

Towel dry hair. It is optional to use a hair conditioner. If deep conditioning, leave on hair for at least fifteen minutes using a shower cap on head and sit under a hair dryer. Afterwards rinse out the conditioner.

Step 8

Style the hair by wrapping it, curling or whatever you'd like