What You'll Need
Dr. Miracle's Feel It Formula Thermalceutical Intensive No-Lye Relaxer (Regular Strength) Scunci No-Slip Grip Clips (Large) Detangling Comb Glad Press N' Seal Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment Jumbo Craft Sticks (Popsicle Sticks) Kimberly Clark Safeskin Purple Nitrile Dental Exam Gloves (Size Small)
Things to Remember
- The single most important piece of advice I can give you is to BUY YOUR OWN PLASTIC GLOVES! The gloves that are included in relaxer kits can be frustrating to use because they don't fit well. A box of gloves in your size can be found at your local drugstore, pharmacy, or grocery store, and are well worth the $7-8 you'll spend.
- Garnier Fructis 3 Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment (what a mouthful!) is a LIFESAVER after relaxing... slathering this on after you rinse out the relaxer (and use the neutralizing shampoo!) will leave you with soft, shiny, moisturized hair - not the dry, straw-like mess you're used to!
- Grab a couple extra popsicle sticks to use while you relax. The chemicals in the relaxer soften the wood pretty quickly, rendering them useless after a little while, so having extras on hand will help a LOT.
- For the best results, after slathering on the Fructis 3 Minute Undo Treatment, wrap your head in Glad's Press N' Seal and leave it on over night. This is optional, but you'll get better results the longer you let the Fructis sink in.
- Unless you're going to relax your hair naked like me (wink), wear something that you can easily slip off. This means something like a t-shirt with a really big neckline, or a hoodie with a zipper, or an old button-down shirt of your dad's.
- Rinse out your hair as you go to prevent over-processing, which can lead to hair loss, breakage, and overall damage. I start with the front of my head, then rinse out that section, then relax the middle, rinse, and finish up with the back. Don't be afraid to get the rest of your hair wet, it won't affect your results =)