Saturday, September 11, 2010
To Lye Or No Lye
After my stretch I have to decide if I should continue with a no lye relaxer or a lye relaxer. I've heard that lye is a better relaxer to use because it's not so harsh on the scalp and hair. That a no lye relaxer causes more shedding and dryness. I've been using no lye relaxers for years. Yes, I've really had to work on the dryness, but never really knew why. I thought the excessive dryness was normal. My hair would even feel a little hard at the roots. I also thought this was normal. Well, when the time comes, I'll probably try the lye relaxer again and see if it's actually different.