Women, especially African American, know the side effects of getting a permanent straightening service. For those that never really understood what has been going on for years, here is an example.
The first time is the most sensitive, and once the new hair grows in, a ‘retouch’ is applied so that all the hair looks the same. There are rules to this process for the professional AND the client. These specifics are for your safety and comfort.
- No scratching Your scalp must be dirty and practically untouched. Some professionals advice their clients to rub if the scalp becomes itchy, but ALL professionals say NO to scratching because you may create lacerations and therefore, an open wound is an invitation to getting burned chemically.
- No combing or brushing Lacerations can develop through brushing and combing the scalp, just as your own finger nails can. Previously permed hair is also compromised because it is weakened from chemicals. When combing and brushing the hair, some of you do not realize the tension placed on self. The sound you hear while de-tangling your mane is often times hair snapping and breaking.
- No double processing If you desire a permanent style, such as straight, your hair will not be able to receive another process until the hair gains strength over time, usually about 3 weeks. So for the ‘gray-haters’ that desire color services, you would have to choose one or the other, never both.
- No children allowed Children are the most sensitive. Perms are not recommended for children under the age of 10 years. Doing so will damage hair follicles and their hair will NEVER be the same again, even after a haircut.
- No pregnant/breast feeding women Our pores are a gateway directly into the bloodstream. The chemicals involved in salon services are dangerous if not used correctly. Chemical color service are not allowed for these women and so aren’t perms.
And that’s just the beginning. Back in the day, relaxers were a great way to make hair manageable. As time goes on and studies look for links from old lifestyles, we try to connect what results come from what. Can cancers, such as fibroids be the direct result to beautifying ourselves? In a news report, ( http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/clip/9751703/hair-relaxers-and-fibroids ) tumors have been linked to such allegations.
Well, what do we do now? Women still desire the smooth silky hair that turns heads. Coconut and avocado are among the most popular of all natural hair smoothing ideas.
Take a look at the video in this article. This product claims to eliminate all of the 5 rules just stated above. Plus, no need for gloves, base cream for protection or rejecting pregnant women and children.
This product is new to the United States. Ask your salon professional for details.
Greenion can be eaten! Results are identical to traditional relaxers, but, the side effects are a thing of the past.
Happy Hair Care!