Why I no longer use Affirm fiberguard relaxer
Alkaline substances have the ability to lift the hair cuticle, therefore causing damage. Relaxers are made to be highly alkaline with most having a pH range of 11-14. I figured that the ‘lower’ the pH, the less damage. This is the main reason I decided to change my relaxer. The relaxer I’ve been using for the last one year is Affirm Fiberguard Mild Creme Relaxer and I couldn’t find any info online about its pH. (It is a lye relaxer but Affirm Fiberguard also has a no-lye version called Affirm FiberGuard Sensitive Scalp Relaxer.
) In addition to that, although I was using the mild strength, it would burn my scalp but not process my hair as well as I wanted.
While searching for no-lye relaxers online, I learned that Beautiful Beginnings No-Lye Relaxer Kit for Fine Hair had a pH of 10.25. This is what I used for my last relaxer and I think I like the results. It might be too early to tell but I’ll use it for my next touch-up and see.
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