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Phyto PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair

What it is:A revolutionary, gentle, hydroxide-free relaxing treatment for normal to thick hair. What it is formulated to do:Relax coarse and resistant 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 2- 4.22 oz Neutralizing and Cleansing Emulsion- 2 oz Milky RestructurerWhat it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for Phyto PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair

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Is this intended for both African American and caucasian hair?
I am caucasian, but have very thick, coarse, curly (frizzy) hair. I have never used a relaxer before. Is this OK for me to use?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
stacyhen
(Garland, TX)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, Index 1 would probably be better for your hair. I would get it done by a professional though.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
nicolette01
(CT)
answer 2
Yes. I dont have coarse hair i have curly dominican hair and this was amazing
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Cin765
(New York, New York)
answer 3
I wouldn't recommend it for caucasian hair I just bought it not even a week ago thinking this was going to make my hair look amazing and silky smooth but no I had to go to the salon the very next day after spending the whole day at my job looking like an idiot. My hair was stringy, falling out, and elastic like a rubber band. to make a long story short FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPERATION before you use the product one wrong step and you'll damage your hair beyond repair.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
ladymar
(Phoenix,AZ)
answer 4
You should use Index 1. I believe Index 2 is really made for Ethnic, in my case Afro-American hair. Index 2 works wonderfully for my hair, although my mom on the other hand is bi-racial and thus has hair that is coarse but more so like that of someone caucasian. I hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
lauren34
(North Plainfield, NJ)
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This vs traditional relaxers?
How does this differ from relaxers used on African/Hispanic hair? Will it coarse/kinky hair truly straight or just smooth the wave/curl out a bit (i.e., like a texturizer)?
asked 6 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
3 answers
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answer 1
I have course African American Hair it works just as well if not better than traditional relaxers. Over the first few applications my hair stylist discovered the degree of straightness depend on how long it was left in and how well she worked with comb. When my stylist is done with my hair bone straight doesn't begin to discribe it.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
Sapadilla
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
I think it works for both types...those who want a relaxer or those who want texturizing
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
gvp1
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
my hair is coarse and frizzy,African amer/native amer.decent,and this relaxer smooths my hair but doesn't get it bone-straight.It still has body and shine.Most people don't believe I even have a relaxer in my hair.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
sharee
(Long Island, New York)
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is that straightener for black hair?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
irks
(ny ny)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
3 answers
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answer 1
Its for Latina hair too! As long as your hair is considered curly/kinky; I'm sure you could use it too.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
LoveITMJ
(Charlotte,, NC)
answer 2
of course it works very well, it make s the hair shiny. I have been using this for about a year and I am very satistfied.
answered 6 years ago
sparklingkatia
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
yes!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
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Can i use this product on color treated caucasion hair ?
Im 14 years old and have thick wavy black and pink hair.I straighten it everyday with a flat iron and was wondering if using a relaxer would cause less damage than the iron ? I just want my hair to lay down and be straight like the iron does to it.advice please ?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
JennaO
(cville,va)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
3 answers
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answer 1
This is an update to my previous post. The packaging does state that it should not be used on previously color treated, straightened, or permed hair, and some reviews have reported breakage, so I would be very cautious about using this product if your hair has been color treated. If you have only a few strands, then maybe, but expect more breakage.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
quetzalina
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
My mother used this and she is Caucasian with extremely coarse, frizzy hair. She too used an iron to straighten daily, and while this product has smoothed and softened her hair considerably, it does not lay perfectly straight and she still uses an iron, but to a much less degree. I gave this product five stars because we are comparing it to the effects of past chemical relaxers, and this one has very similar results. If you have moderately curly hair I think it may eliminate the need for daily ironing, but it depends on the degree of curl or frizz you have. My mother's hair is still slightly wavy, but WAY less frizzy and much, much softer and more managable. This product is not as strong as others, but very effective and not as harsh or toxic.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
quetzalina
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
I personally DO NOT recommend putting a relaxer on highlighted hair. Too much processing will cause your hair to become extremely brittle and susceptible to breakage. As damaging as straightening with a flat iron can be on a daily basis; it will be much more damaging to put a relaxer on your highlighted hair.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LoveITMJ
(Charlotte,, NC)
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Does this actually straighten your hair?
I have medium thick, dry, slightly wavy hair. It's damaged from having to blow dry and straighten it every day and I want something that will straighten my hair so I can let it air dry. Would this straighten my hair so that I wouldn't have to go through all the steps or does it just condition it? I was confused by a few comments about perms?
asked 6 years, 5 months ago
izzyices
(Cincinnati, OH)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
A perm just means permanent, this is a permanent it just relaxes or straightens the hair instead of making it curly. They are both considered perms, although many people associate perms with just curls, that is not the case.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
decodoll
(Boston MA)
answer 2
I believe there is a difference between a relaxer and a perm. Perms enhance curly hair making it more managable but does not straighten hair. Relaxers straighten hair which is what Phyto does.
answered 6 years, 5 months ago
bklynbeauty
(Brooklyn, NY)
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Do you use this relaxer yourself?
Do you do it yourself or does someone else apply it for you?
Thanks :]
asked 6 years, 5 months ago
ladydior
(Newport Beach, CA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
I normally do my own relaxer but since I was switching to this new one I decided to let my stylist do it for me. Now that I see the results I will continue to do it myself but will go in and get my ends trimmed when needed.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
DMiller
(Nashville, TN)
answer 2
I had someone apply it for me. If you're in the New York area, I'd recommend Salon 804. It's a bit of a treck to go all the way out to Harlem for this - but they were so nice and knowledgeable (and affordable), that I'd only go there to get it done.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
meenasyaz
(New York)
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How long does this last?
I recently had a horrible perm done about 8 months ago and it's slowly coming out. How long will this last for? Will it straighten it enough while I wait for the perm to grow out?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(irvine, CA)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
If you are referring to a perm that made your hair curly, the package instructions say to not use this on hair that has been chemically curled or 'permed'.
answered 10 hours ago
waterbaby
(charlotte, nc)
answer 2
This relaxer will get you straight...and you should get it touched up every six weeks...the only thing is your hair has already been chemical broken down by the other perm so you've got to be sure to only put any further chemicals on the new growth... that's why I recommend taking it to the shop and let the professional put it in for you or at least a good kitchen beautician...Good Luck.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
suga062
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
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Is this product natural?
asked 6 years ago
Avory
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Seems to be as "natural" as a hair relaxer can get. It certainly isn't "all natural". For what it's worth, I researched the chemicals in the relaxer and compared them with others, and I'm only comfortable using this on my hair, especially during pregnancy. Very gentle on the scalp and I use this exclusively now.
answered 6 years ago
maxpaxdc
answer 2
This product is very natural. I did not experience the "burn" that can come with relaxers conttaining lye. My hair feels really good.
answered 6 years ago
semstudent
(Ohio)
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does the product work on color treated hair
asked 6 years ago
sheenardt
(north miami , fl)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Per the product instructions, yes, as long as it has not been bleached, highlighted or treated with henna.
answered 10 hours ago
waterbaby
(charlotte, nc)
answer 2
yes because it does not contain lye so it works well with other chemicals there will be little to no breakage but keep in mind to stick to the 3 week rule in between chemicals
answered 6 years ago
tynesha
(atlanta, ga)
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can i color my hair after relaxed with phyto?
asked 6 years ago
rakel229
(new york, ny)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Partner with a professional stylist as you will need to wait 3-4 weeks before using hair color. My hair is relaxed and highlighted, but I have to wait for touchups for my hair color if I've just had it relaxed. The wait time depends on the condition of your hair as well. Hope this helps :)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tiya0278
(new york)
answer 2
A color rinse would only be suggested.
answered 6 years ago
bouncyhair
(NY, NY)
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