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Last updated: May 31, 2017

Curly To Smooth

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Curly To Smooth

When it comes to hair relaxers, it is often said they are best left to the professionals. The application process can be tricky with many precautions to take, but PHYTO is making things simpler with their Phytorelaxer, a five-phase process for superior (and safe!) straightening and smoothing. Check out this step-by-step and learn how to use Phytorelaxer to safely take your client’s hair from cutely curled to super straight!

Manufacturer: PHYTO, @phytousa

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    Select a small section of hair near the nape for a strand test and mix parts of Straightening Cream and Inductor. Apply straightening complex to the strand (only on virgin hair, not previously relaxed hair). Process for 20 minutes for Index 1 or 25 minutes for Index 2. Rinse, neutralize and condition, then evaluate the results.

    NOTE: If hair and scalp show signs of breakage or irritation, do no proceed with relaxer.

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    Comb the hair down to its natural fall. Apply Pre-Care Balm to the skin around the hairline, nape, ears and any other sensitive areas. Then apply Nourishing Styling Pomade lightly to the scalp using your fingertips or a rattail comb.

    For new growth area only, apply Baobab Oil to previously relaxed hair from the midshaft to ends using a tint brush.

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    On virgin hair only, section the hair into equal quadrants. Start application of straightening complex on the back quadrants (or most resistant area) toward the front. Then apply to the hairline, nape, ears and any other sensitive areas. Process for 20 minutes for Index 1 or 25 minutes for Index 2.

    Next, smooth the hair with straightening complex from the roots to ends, smoothing the hairline last. During smoothing time, check every 2 minutes until desired straightness is achieved.

    For new growth area only, do not apply straightening complex on previously relaxed hair. Only apply straightening and smoothing complex on new growth. Avoid overlapping onto previously relaxed hair. Follow the above instructions.

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    Rinse out the straightening complex thoroughly with lukewarm water paying close attention to the ears, nape and forehead. Shampoo the entire head with Neutralizing and Cleansing Emulsion for a minimum of three shampoos until pink foam becomes white.

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    Once the neutralization process is complete, apply Milky Restructurer on towel-dried hair and gently distribute throughout the hair with a wide-tooth comb. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse well. Towel-dry and styled as desired.

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    Finished Look