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

What it is:A revolutionary, gentle, hydroxide-free relaxing treatment.What it does:Relax coarse and resistant 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 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

Question
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 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 4 years, 11 months ago
nicolette01
(CT)
answer 2
Yes. I dont have coarse hair i have curly dominican hair and this was amazing
answered 4 years, 11 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 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 ago
lauren34
(North Plainfield, NJ)
Question
is that straightener for black hair?
asked 5 years, 6 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 4 years, 8 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 5 years, 4 months ago
sparklingkatia
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
yes!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
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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 5 years, 10 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 5 years, 8 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 5 years, 10 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 5 years, 10 months ago
sharee
(Long Island, New York)
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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 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 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 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 4 years, 11 months ago
LoveITMJ
(Charlotte,, NC)
Question
i have hair loss and sensitive scalp is your relaxer is mild enough for me to use
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
aglaee
(dallas ga)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
To me this relaxer is just as harsh as other relaxers. If you have major hair loss or scalp problems I would not use any type of relaxer.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
littlemini
(Bloomington, IL)
answer 2
There is a formula that is a step below the Index 2. It's for sensitive scalp and fine hair. I would say that one is okay but be sure to follow the directions exactly. If you ask a professional to put in the product they can work a littler faster to make sure you don't over process your hair. Otherwise, it might be time for you to go natural!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
phillyfox
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
phytospecific phytorelaxer index 2
I have frizzy/wavey hair (I am Italian) I color my hair every other month or so, I am wondering if this product is damaging at all. Will my hair become straight enough to not have to blow dry or flat iron, or will I still have to do all that but it won't frizz in the humidity (live in Chicago) thank you Gina
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
ginnnnnnnnna
(Park Ridge, IL)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
For hair like this, which I'm guessing has the same texture as Joy Behar's (which is extremely curly in its natural state so much so she used to wear it in an afro style back in the 70s) relaxing is not the way to go.

Although hair like is can be "difficult" there are a lot of better ways to deal with it other than relaxing it.

One line you should look into is Ouidad's - it's especially for curly hair and luckily for you it can be found on Sephora.

In order to get a straight look use:
-Curl Quencher shamppo
-Curl Quencher conditioner
-and the secret weapon -- the heat and humidity gel
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
14eme
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
answer 2
I have curly hair that tends to frizz and puff with humidity. Since using the product about 6 weeks ago, I haven't had a problem with either.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
stylishone
Question
Hair stays dry
I have used this perm for the past 8 months and I like the results but afterwards my hair stays so dry. No matter what I use the hair either sucks it up or weighs it down. Can someone please give me some tips on what to do.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
slimette
(henderson,ky.)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
Try Hawiian Silky 14-1 leave in conditioner. Use a protein deep contioner every 2 weeks. My hair and skin are normally dry without any chemical processes. So I know what you mean.
answered 4 years ago
She416
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 2
Some to try (perhaps one at a time to figure what's most effective): a pre-shampoo oil/conditioning treatment (Phytospecific has one) before your non relaxer washes, a deep conditioning treatment after every shampoo, or a liquid leave-in conditioner that won't weigh the hair down.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Dentista15
(Seattle, WA)
Question
can i color my hair after relaxed with phyto?
asked 5 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 10 months ago
tiya0278
(new york)
answer 2
A color rinse would only be suggested.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
bouncyhair
(NY, NY)
Question
using hair color with Phytorelaxer
I've been using this product for years and until recently I've noticed that now the usuage instructions state that you should not use it on color treated hair. It never stated this before and I also color my hair using Bigen no ammonia hair color .Can I continue to safely use this product since I have not any problems in the past? Thank you.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
sharee
(long island,new york)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
bigen is nice. i have use it before and was thinking about using it on the phyto. however, i am in fear. i might try a small section in the back of my hair to see it my hair can stand it.
LADIES PLEASE KNOW THAT HAIR RESPONSE TO WHAT YOU ARE EATING. EAT HEALTHY FOR GREAT RESULTS ON HAIR AND TAKE YOUR FLAX SEED AND OTHER OIL SUPPLEMENTS. IT'S WORKS TOO!!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tahera
(HUMBLE,TEXAS)
answer 2
make sure to deep condition your hair a week before. warm some oil and wrap your hair with either saran wrap or plastic bag. leave at least 20 to 30 minutes.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
monelli
(new york, ny)
Question
Is this a non-chemical relaxer and can you rller set your hair
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(atlanta,ga)
on PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer Index 2 - Normal, Thick, Resistant Hair
2 answers
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answer 1
I think you can safely use this product, however remember this is a relaxer. So expect the same results that you would with a relaxer. Based upon the description of your child's hair type I would stick with index 1- which is a milder formula at the most. If she has never had a relaxer in her hair I would more than likely seek out other options before applying any relaxer to her hair. Perhaps you should consider using a good straightening balm with a quality flat iron such as Chi or Babyliss. This flat irons are expensive but they are worth the money.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
littlemini
(Bloomington, IL)
answer 2
This is a chemical relaxer! It says wait 8 days after relaxing to use a hot comb, but doesn't mention rollers.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
DaniDaGirl
(Westerville, Oh)
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