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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

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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, 3 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, 6 months ago
reginar
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
Index 1 is perfect for your hair because your hair is not coarse.
answered 4 years, 2 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, 3 months ago
sylvias41970
(Goodyear, AZ)
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When can I wash my hair after this treatment?
asked 4 years, 1 month 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, 6 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 ago
Beth83
(Berkeley, CA)
answer 3
a week later
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 10 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, 2 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, 9 months ago
yeahyeah
(Cheshire, CT)
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PHYTO AND HENNA
does phyto goes well with henna colored hair?
asked 5 years, 9 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, 6 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, 9 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
FB714
(Washington, D.C.)
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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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
nikia121
(selma, al)
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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, 5 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, 8 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, 2 months ago
pretteyez
(Phoenix, AZ)
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phytorelaxer index 1 or 2
I have coarse frizzy hair with colour treated (to cover grey). I am fair skinned.

Which product is better? I want straight hair and to NEVER use a flat iron again. Can this product make my hair that straight?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Treat your hair first get rid of the colour completely then use index2 since your hair is coarse
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
maille
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
My daughter has that can't ya comb it don't you dare hair. It is thick & coarse. She uses the Phyto 1 and it leaves her hair pretty straight for awhile. I have been told if you want hair that straight, use Phyto 2. I have never used that one, but I can't say I know for sure.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sylvias41970
(Goodyear, AZ)
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to apply this product my hair has to be wet or dry?
I am confused because it doesn't say anything about that in the instructions. I relaxed my hair like 10 years ago in my country and for that one i needed to have my hair wet.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
lunasol1
(Edmond, Ok)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
your hair has to be dry
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
maille
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
NO, NO ! Your hair has to be dry. I was always told even a little dirty. :) I don't know why but I just started doing my own hair and my 21 year olds because no one will put these "relaxers" in (it's hard to charge me $80 to do my hair when I bring in a $65 relaxer, CAN I SAY RIP OFF) and I have made sure not to scratch the scalp or wet the hair at least 24 hours before.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sylvias41970
(Goodyear, AZ)
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What chemical ingredient does this relaxer contain?
what ingredient in this product that straightens the hair?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 1 - Delicate, Fine Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
guanidine carbonate
answered 3 months, 3 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 4 years, 11 months ago
BackBayChick
(Boston, MA)
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