I’m On the Mountaintop Thinking About a few things concerning Healthy Hair Relaxers
It’s no secret that many women are transitioning from relaxed to natural hair these days. Zina Saro-Wiwa, wrote an excellent article in the New York Times on the subject. I think my professional base would benefit from a quick read.
According to the Mintel report, 48% of Black women associate natural and curly hair styles with confidence. They consider them trendy and daring. (more…)
We’ve combined advanced relaxing technology with alkaline salt minerals.
This unique formula has 99.9% less chemicals and takes half the time of a press and curl, to process. The hair will not revert! …the experience is amazing.
The Alkaline Mineral Softener is a part of a Ph balancing treatment family. Its properties condition hair into a new alkalized state, softening and straightening cuticle tissue. Unlike traditional hair relaxers, it does not subtract or rob the hair of its natural cuticle layer in order for straightness to occur.
Alkaline Mineral is a safe alternative to the Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Hair Treatment, and chemical straightening systems.
Most texturizers were originally marketed to men with African American hair because the manufacturer knew that men would only apply it for a short time, rinse and cut their hair during their next barber visit.
As I stated in the last myth, historically the barbershop was where the “konk process” hairstyle originated. Many great entertainers like Duke Ellington and Count Basie wore this style. The konk process was the template for the first commercial lye relaxer. Barbers knew that you should get this stuff in and out of the hair immediately. However like anything else, women with African American hair are perceived to have more time on their hands than men.
The PCJ aka “Kiddie Perm” or “Just for Me” is sadly the most tragic. These (more…)
What makes a relaxer? The chemical called hydroxide has many bases, such as Calcium (known as No-Lye), Sodium (known as Lye, Potassium or Lithium. These chemical mixtures are so strong that these so-called conditioning additives on the box labels such as essential oils and botanical extracts do not play a strong enough role in the prevention of hair damage. (more…)