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Phyto PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair

What it is:A revolutionary, gentle, hydroxide-free relaxing treatment for delicate, fine hair. What it is formulated to do:Relax delicate and fine hair safely and effectively without the use of harsh chemicals. These egg- and soy-based formulas are odorless and do not contain lye. This set contains:- 0.33 oz Pre-Care Balm- 7.6 oz Straightening Cream- 2 oz Index Inductor 1- 4.22 oz Neutralizing and Cleansing Emulsion- 2 oz Milky RestructurerWhat it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:These products do not contain sodium, potassium, ithium hydroxides, or thioglycolic acid with derivatives.
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Questions & Answers for Phyto PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair

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Phytorelaxer on Caucasian hair?
I have pretty curly hair (its little waves technically, but they definitely look like curls) and its pretty thick. I was wondering if the Index 1 is okay to use on my hair. It would be ideal if it could straighten it, but my main wish is for it to simply... relax it. :) I just want frizz to be tamed and the hair to relax. Is this okay on my hair/
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
faithalana
(Houston, TX)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
3 answers
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answer 1
I am Caucasian and have fine strands and wavy/curly hair and I did it and it seems to be fine. I love the results so far.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
reginar
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
Index 1 is perfect for your hair because your hair is not coarse.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
maille
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
I am sorry but I don't know if caucasian hair can take this relaxer. I looked at a friend of mines hair, who happens to be caucasian, and I would be afraid for her to try this one at home. I look at it like this, if the Phyto 1 is strong enough to straighten my 21 year old daughter's extra thick extra course hair, what would it do to my friends fine hair. That scares me a little. Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
sylvias41970
(Goodyear, AZ)
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When can I wash my hair after this treatment?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
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answer 1
I only waited 2 days of not washing before and I waited 2 days after to wash. With any straightener I've tried (Japanese and Keratin) you wait 2 days, so that is what I did and I love my results. Definitely use a sulfate-free shampoo though if you want your results to last.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
reginar
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
The box warns you to not wash your hair three days before application and then to "style as normal" after use with no comment as to washing. I waited only 36 hours after my last wash to apply (I was too excited), but I observed the traditional 3 days of no washing that I've had to comply with when I get my hair straightened at a salon. I would dry shampoo, blowdry and/or straighten it for those three days to get rid of oil.

My results were satisfactory, and I will wait another 3 days to wash when I plan to re-apply on new growth.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Beth83
(Berkeley, CA)
answer 3
a week later
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Philadelphia, PA)
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It said once you finish putting the relaxer in dont use any heat, does that mean no hair dryer once you finish the perm?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
slimette
(Henderson Ky)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
The "no heat" instruction means do not use any heat while the relaxer is in your hair. After the relaxer has been rinsed out, neutralized and you have conditioned your hair you are able to roller set, blow dry, flat iron or air dry.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
refslady
answer 2
Yes that is correct. NO hair dryer NO iron, nothing. The next step after the straightener should be maintaining the hair to look and feel healthy. Lots of good products available.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
yeahyeah
(Cheshire, CT)
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PHYTO AND HENNA
does phyto goes well with henna colored hair?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Suisuin city)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Based on my experience, you should avoid using Phytorelaxer while henna is in your hair. In fact, the instructions actually directly state that one should not use it on hair that has been bleached, henna-treated or treated with any product that has metallic substances.

My hair was truly a mess after I hennaed it and then had a (former!) stylist apply Phyto.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kenilf
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I don't think mixing will lead to a good result. Wait till the effects of Henna is gone completely and then make a move.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
yeahyeah
(Cheshire, CT)
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I have chemicallly relaxed hair, it's very thick at the roots. Will the Index 1 version of this product straighten my hair, or just make it wavy?
I normally use a "regular" strength relaxer because it will not dry out or damage my hair like a "coarse" strength relaxer will.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
MsLioness
(Raleigh, NC)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Do NOT use this product if you have already chemically relaxed your hair with a Japanese or bio-ionic type product. It is the same chemical reaction as using Nair on your hair. I thought I had grown out all my relaxed hair, but the last inch was still "relaxed" and literally melted. The next time I used it - it was great.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
bluerubies
(Rocky Hill, CT)
answer 2
If you want bone straight hair and your hair is really coarse, I would use index 2. Index 1 would only work like a texturizer.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
FB714
(Washington, D.C.)
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Will this product damage hair that has already been relaxed once with another chemical (thio)?
I recently (about 3 months ago) had my hair relaxed at a salon. The active ingredient in the relaxer was thio. At a minimum, I would like to relax the regrowth myself, and also possibly apply the relaxer to the rest of my hair to get it a bit straighter. (The salon product left it more curly that I would like.) I have extremely curly/kinky/frizzy hair that is also very fine and delicate.
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
If you use this or ANY straightener over a thio-based product, it's like using NAIR on your hair. I used this product last year after I thought all my bio-ionic straightened hair had grown out (chin-length, one year later). The last inch of my hair started to literally dissolve, and I freaked out. I had to get that inch chopped off. However, the rest of my hair was great and I loved the results. I have really wavy, thick hair. Just BE CAREFUL!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
bluerubies
(Rocky Hill, CT)
answer 2
I don't know but I would never mix a product. I would let the other one grow out first I would rather be safe than sorry :)
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
pretteyez
(Phoenix, AZ)
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My hair is kind of wavy, frizzy, fine, and kinky. Will Index 1 help smooth the kinkiness and allow me to keep my natural wave?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
staceylady
(Chicago)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
yes it will and it won't make it bone strait.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
pretteyez
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
my hair is that way also but I had not problems relaxing my hair and I went by the timing requirements also. all I can say is try it if you don't like it you have your own opinion to go by I was using mizani, not anymore it is on the shelf . Mizanini is good, I like this product better
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
nikia121
(selma, al)
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I want to put a texturizer in my hair, would this product work?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
tullabell
(Orlando, FL)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, however you MUST wash out either 10 MIN (application + process) or as soon as you notice lengthening of your hair while you are smoothing the relaxer through your hair. My hair is 3yrs natural 4c kinky coil coarse w/ fine strands dry, brittle, pretty thick and barely shoulder length. It took about 5 min for application, and my stylist smoothed it out with her hands for about 10 min...total time 15 MIN (The Box says 20 max time) My hair is curly when wet, since she roller set my hair it is straight now but still has texture and body. The index 1 is Strong it DOES smell like relaxer, and it DID itch! The milky reconstructor did NOT add any moisture, and the neutralizer was enough to wash out the relaxer. I recommend a deep condition & hot oil treatment & sit under the dryer for 30 min after you use neutralizing shampoo to wash out. I did not let reconstructor sit in my hair I washed it out after 5 min and used my conditioner/oil treatment.
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answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Tiffamous
(Poughkeepsie, NY)
answer 2
This product is for straightening so if you are looking for a texturizer, this is not for you. If you are looking to straighten your hair safely this is for you. Check out their other products. They have a pretty diverse line
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
iluvhair
(Auburn Hills, Mi)
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is photospecific good for black hair
darkbrown, dark brown eyes and hair. hair is coarse but thinning . very long to my shoulder
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(alexandria la.)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Phytospecific relaxer index 1 worked pretty well. I finally decided to texlax after 3 years natural with 4C hair.

#1 My hair did not melt off.

I went to a professional and long time family friend with over 30+ yrs hair exp. She was very open minded to my needs of the texlax and I explained how I wanted no combs, and to wash out early. My hair was a stretched Afro when I arrived. I washed, protein treatment and conditioned my hair about 4-5 days prior.

I kept putting oil and moisture it to create that "barrier" to prevent over processing. She used a base and wide tooth comb to detangle. My hair is pretty thick and barely shoulder length. It took about 5 min for application, and she smoothed it out with her hands for about 10 min...total time 15 MIN and It DOES smell like relaxer, and it DID itch! The milky reconstructor did NOT add any moisture, and the neutralizer was enough to wash out the relaxer. Im glad I took along my deep conditioner and added extra oil to it to use for the deep treatment & sit under the dryer for 30 min.

She roller set my hair and used a smaller comb to help straighten the ends for the rollers, I asked her to see how much hair was coming off in the comb and she showed me and was surprise how little it was...it was definitely breakage in the comb but it appeared to be way less than when I use a wide tooth comb in my natural state. She trimmed my ends as well. They were a little brittle but I think thats my issue . So when i got home I added some moisture and coconut oil and added it to my hair with a little extra for my ends and pinned curled them up for the night, only took 30 min which is a heck a lot better than the 60min i was spending just to detangle.

I am overall happy with the results however I wish the $60 came with some oil, moisturizer, and conditioner like some of the $5 brands. My stylist also said she has never heard or used this brand but would recommend it because of the results, and how my virgin hair "took" to it very fast and without even using a comb, my hair still had texture and body. Her only issue was the wording of the bottles, they use "fancy" words that even some stylist might be say "what?! is that" for example the Activator is called Indexer....the Balm is the base...the Milky stuff I still dont know what it was suppose to do...

I Hope this detailed review helps people thinking about trying Phytospecific relaxer index 1.
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answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Tiffamous
(Poughkeepsie, NY)
answer 2
yes, I don't have any complaints other than the price
answered 5 years ago
missadrian
(STL, MO)
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What chemical ingredient does this relaxer contain?
what ingredient in this product that straightens the hair?
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
guanidine carbonate
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Tiffamous
(Poughkeepsie, NY)
answer 2
I'm not sure what ingredients are used to actually straighten the hair, but I found going to Phyto website very helpful. www.phtyospecific.com The have a FAQ's section that answers most concerns about their relaxer.
answered 5 years ago
BackBayChick
(Boston, MA)
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