Hello All. Here is a blog to dicuss topics on natural black hair. Feel free to ask questions on your natural hair concerns. If I can cannot answer your question personally, I will refer you to another educated person. Enjoy.

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Love your natural hair because black is beautiful

Friday, December 17, 2010

Perms, Relaxers, Creamy Crack?

So what is a Perm?
-A perm chemical product mainly containing lye, water, and petroleum jelly.
So what is lye?
  • Lye is also know as Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)
What are uses for lye?
  • Laundry detergent 
  • pool cleaners
  • metal polishers
  • drain cleaners
  • oh and of course straightening black hair
What does a relaxer do?
-Relaxers break down disulphide bonds that hold hair proteins together
-p.s. hair is consisted of 90% proteins
  • chemical burns that could lead to scalp and hair follicle permanent damage
  • Strips hair of amino acids and moisture
  • Hair loss
  • damage protective outer layer of hair 
  • dry and brittle that breaks off
  • weak hair
- there is none... damage is irreversible 

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