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Ask The Expert: How Can I Relax My Hair Properly?
Q via @opalforreal: What can I do to make my hair relax properly? When I get it relaxed, it only feels a bit lighter but still looks kinky. Hate that.
A: It’s a possible that the strength of your relaxer is to0 weak for your hair texture. When doing an at home relaxer you may need assistance for the places you can’t see. Be sure to part your hair in 4 sections and start in the back, applying the relaxer with the back of your comb. Make sure you don’t overlap the relaxer on your pre-relaxed hair, focus on your roots. Make sure you follow the instructions for the time limit. While the relaxer is processing, it’s fine to smooth the curls out with your comb so that you can ensure your hair is getting as straight as possible.
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