FAQs

Q?Why won’t my hair revert back to curly after excessive straightening?
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When the flat iron is used incorrectly (Heat to High) on different hair textures it, the tool could break down the bonds in the hair and cause permanent straightening in different parts of the head, especially where the hair is a lot softer.

Q?Can split ends be repaired?
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No. Hair that has split cannot fuse together again. Similar to a fingernail, if it splits, it cannot grow back together. Split ends must be cut off.

Q?Is there such thing as a natural permanent relaxer?
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The very nature of a permanent hair relaxer is to change the chemical bonds in the hair to make it straight. Some parts of the chemicals they use in these “natural relaxers” contain things like “calcium” which is naturally occurring in nature. That’s why they call these things “natural”. In fact there is nothing natural about them. The word “natural” does not mean it is not just as dangerous to your hair and skin as is a traditional chemical relaxer.

Q?Will my hairline grow back after breakage?
A.

It depends on the extent of the chemical damage. Often it can take years. There are ways to encourage growth, or stop breakage in this delicate area such as jojoba oil and other essential oils massages, not applying any tension to that area and NOT using any heat.

Q?If I have a texturizer, am I still natural?
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No. A texturizer is a weak chemical relaxer.

Q?Can I reverse my permanent relaxer and have natural hair?
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No, you can’t. A chemical relaxer is a permanent process and you will have to cut the relaxed hair off. There is no way to reverse a relaxer.

Q?What is a Condition Rinse?
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It’s the method used to rinse the hair with conditioner only – sometimes enriched essential oil, baking soda or lemon. This method is popular with natural hair, because traditional shampoos, especially those containing sulfates, will dry out afro-type hair badly.

Q?What is a Big Chop?
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When you decide to cut your relaxed hair off and go natural not too long after your last relaxer.

Q?I have dry hair. What can I do?
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Dry hair can have many causes. The first thing to consider is the quality of your water. Many areas have high concentrations of copper and calcuim in the water. In other words, the water is mineralized or “hard”. These minerals coat your hair, making it feel rough and dry.