As I promised I will now review ORS relaxer lye. I am here sitting under the dryer just did a Apoghee 2 min Keratin treatment and DC with Affirm fiberguard conditioner and thinking how great the ORS relaxer was. The night prior to relaxing I had been irritating my scalp and though there was no burning so to speak there was a bit of discomfort. I had alot of new growth but with patience my sister (not a hairdresser but does the best job with my hair) was able to apply the relaxer to my new growth in about 20 mins. I rinsed with the neutralizer in the shower 5 times as I wanted to make sure I did not overprocess it; then DC with ORS conditioner.
The surprise came when I did not notice much hair on the shower floor. This was new to me, I had grown so accustomed to hairdressers giving me a good telling off about my stretch and breaking and needing to have a trim that for once the process was enjoyable. My hair felt strong, I am thinking whats the difference. I believe all the relaxers have the same basic ingredient list, so why do some work better than others? Well thats not for me to figure out right now, I know for now it works for my hair and I will keep doing what I am doing. Now if only my sister would visit more than once a year
I spent long hours on the boards reading the relaxer reviews so this was a well thought out process. My advice to you is think it through and dont take risks with your hair. Better to go slow and steady, I hope for no major setbacks and that we keep learning and growing.
For the record I have used, affirm sensitive scalp, affirm fiberguard, Mizani (regular), revlon (back in the day), ORS no lye, Motions, and this has been the best one in recent times.