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Phyto PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair

What it is:A revolutionary, gentle, hydroxide-free relaxing treatment.What it does:Relax delicate and fine hair safely and effectively without the use of harsh chemicals. The egg- and soy-based formula is odorless and does 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:This formula does not contain sodium, potassium, or ithium hydroxides or thioglycolic acid with derivatives.
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Questions & Answers for Phyto PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair

Question
When can I wash my hair after this treatment?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
3 answers
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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, 5 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 3 years, 11 months ago
Beth83
(Berkeley, CA)
answer 3
a week later
answered 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Philadelphia, PA)
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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, 2 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, 5 months ago
reginar
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
Index 1 is perfect for your hair because your hair is not coarse.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 2 months ago
sylvias41970
(Goodyear, AZ)
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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, 4 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, 7 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, 1 month ago
pretteyez
(Phoenix, AZ)
Question
I would like to know if the relaxer can go on relaxed hair.
I would also like to know the ph of the 1 delicate and thin hair treatment
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
applegirl2356
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
As with all other relaxers, it should be applied to new growth (roots only!).
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tramalik
(New Rochelle, NY)
answer 2
Generally, NO. If you've straightened your hair with any product containing thio (Japanese straightening, Bio-Ionic, thermal reconditioning), you must let it grow out. This uses a different process. Combining the two is like combining the two chemicals that make Nair. Not pretty. A site called Hair Boutique.com has a decent article about hair straighteners vs. relaxers and gives this product high marks.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
bluerubies
(Rocky Hill, CT)
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Is this ok for somewhat straight hair that is frizzy?
I have straight hair that is frizzy in humid weather, when it rains, and I have to blow dry it all the time. I want to know if this is ok for me to use.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Staten Island, NY)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mamas
(Fishers, IN)
answer 2
yes
answered 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Philadelphia, PA)
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How long does it last?
Is this product for one use only and how long do the results last?
asked 4 years ago
glyde
(Lakeland, Fl)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
The directions say you will have to touch it up in 3 months, but that depends on how fast your hair grows in.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
reginar
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
All relaxers are permanent. Your hair that is treated will stay straight. You will have to touch up your new growth as your hair grows in at the roots.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
missdeb
(Houston, TX)
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Can I go back to using phyto on my relaxed hair
I was using the Phyto Index 1 on my hair last year, this year I switched back to using a mild regular relaxer but I do not like how my hair looks or feels. I have very fine hair (it does not take much relaxer to straighten the strands) and it is looking thin and dull. I loved how my hair looked and felt while using the phyto, I will need a touch up in another 3 weeks and I am wondering if I can go back to the phyto Index 1?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
I changed my perm to phyto and it did not pull out my hair or damage it. Their are no harsh chemicals to damage your hair.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
nee1
(Kenner, LA)
answer 2
Yes you can make sure you use a deep conditioner like Alter Ego one week prior to relaxer. Do not use curling or flat iron since your hair is very thin.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
maille
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
I used a no-lye mild relaxer and it is time for a touch-up. Can I use this product?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
massai
(Berkeley, CA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
I would wait at least 3 mos. before I would use this product again.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
stjames
(Southport, & Raleigh, NC)
answer 2
I don't see why not. This relaxer is no-lye as well. Be careful not to overlap whenever you relax and if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, have someone help you or go to a professional.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
missdeb
(Houston, TX)
Question
Must I use a special shampoo?
mmm
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
bijotuna
(Norwood, MA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Please use the shampoo from Phyto, it is very good you will see the difeerence when washing your hair
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
maille
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
There is no need to use a special shampoo, just any shampoo that has a great pH balance to it works well.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Virtous37
(Loganville, GA)
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How do I care for my hair after using relaxer?
I'm Caucasian and I just relaxed my fine, thin, super-curly hair for the very first time using the Phytorelaxer Index 1. What shampoo/conditioner should I start using now to care for my relaxed hair? I usually use Frederick Fekkai Glossing Shampoo and I love it but I also like to use salon-brand volumizing shampoos to make my hair look thicker and with more body. Should I switch or does it really matter? I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
jordanbeauty
(raleigh,nc)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Normal shampoo and set
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mamas
(Fishers, IN)
answer 2
I don't think it matters as long as it is sulfate-free shampoo.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
reginar
(Tampa, FL)
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