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I'm on roaccutane and was wondering if i could get keratine hair relaxer done . Thanks ?

I'm on roaccutane and was wondering if i could get keratine hair relaxer done . Thanks ?

Can't be sure what..: Because roaccutane's ingredient has been reported to cause hair loss or other hair problems in a few people using the medication, one can't be sure what will happen if one uses a hair relaxer product. Maybe nothing unusual will happen, but can't be sure about it. So, it becomes a "risk/benefit" question... And the choice is up to the patient. ...Read more

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I recently gave my 10yr old a hair relaxer and 2days later she has a lump on her scalp the size of a nickel. Whst could this be an allergic reaction?

I recently gave my 10yr old a hair relaxer and 2days later she has a lump on her scalp the size of a nickel.  Whst could this be an allergic reaction?

Head lump: There are several possibilities here. Yes, one of them is that it could be an allergic reaction. It could also be an irritant dermatitis, where she is not actually allergic to the relaxer, but the chemicals were too strong for her skin and the scalp was irritated. It could be a folliculitis where the hair follicles became infected. Of it could be a swollen lymph node from irritation or infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a hair texturizer when you had a perm (relaxer) two months ago?

Can you get a hair texturizer when you had a perm (relaxer) two months ago?

Not recommended: So soon after the relaxer. Both are chemicals that weaken the chemical bonds and support protein of your hair shafts. You may see early breakage or weaker hair with the second chemical treatment so soon after the first. Hair breakage, hair thinning, lack of hair growth, scalp irritation, scalp damage, hair loss are common complaints after chemical treated hair. ...Read more

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I permanently straightened my hair with a relaxer and now it's dry. Should I wet it and apply product to hold in moisture? Or do something else?

Hair issue: ChastityM643 ~ the best person to ask is a hairdresser who specialises in this. However, there are special products you can buy OTC to put on hair after straightening, so the answer is yes, but consult a specialist hairdresser to ask which one thanks ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is safe for the pregnancy as long as you have it done in a well ventilated area. But using chemical products in pregnancy can damage your hair more than if not pregnant. Having said that, many women have used these products safely without any significant hair damage. The baby will be happy you look so good momma, . ...Read more

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Is it safe to put a perm(relaxer) in my hair if im 35 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to put a perm(relaxer) in my hair if im 35 weeks pregnant?

I would avoid it: You should contact your ob/gyn with any issues regarding topicals during pregnancy. Many things that you think would be safe, such as benzoyl peroxide or antipersperant are actually not recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put a perm(relaxer) in my hair in my third trimester of pregnancy im 35 weeks... And eyelash extensions.... ?

Is it safe to put a perm(relaxer) in   my hair in my third trimester of pregnancy im 35 weeks... And eyelash extensions....

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Yes and no: If it is eye lash "additions" (false eye lashes). Yes it's ok. Just check the glue to make sure it's not toxic. Check with your ob/gyn doctor. If its eye drops, Latisse (bimatoprost) then no. Latisse (bimatoprost) is not safe as it can lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does hair grow?

Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more