Best Hair Relaxers

Updated September 2019
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Curls are beautiful, but if you also like to wear straight styles without daily styling, using a chemical relaxer is an option. Also sometimes called permanent straighteners, these products work similarly to hair perms for straight hair, but in reverse – they chemically alter the structure of waves, curls, and coils to straighten hair, and typically last until new hair growth appears. Although these products can be drying to hair, modern varieties are made with moisturizers and conditioners that help prevent damage. In addition, today's relaxers straighten hair without extremely harsh ingredients like lye, and leave locks smooth and shiny.

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