As much as we love the hair we were born with, the beauty of salon services is that we can find new ways to love and experiment with our hair. Whether we opt for a big chop, vivid hair color, or a texture chemical service, the options are seemingly endless when it comes to what’s possible in the salon.
Relaxers are one of the most popular chemical services for anyone with textured dark brown hair who likes to wear their hair sleek and smooth. Sound like a relaxer is right for you? Continue reading for everything you need to know on Mizani’s Butter Blend Relaxer.
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What is Mizani Butter Blend Relaxer?
Mizani Butter Blend Relaxer is an in-salon, professional-strength chemical service formulated to help straighten and smooth naturally textured hair. Formulated with a moisturizing blend of shea butter, cocoa butter, and honey, the relaxer comes in two strengths, Normal/Medium and Fine/Color-Treated, to cater to a wide variety of hair needs. It’s important to note that while a chemical service like a relaxer may cause damage to your strands, a seasoned stylist will work with you to maintain the health and integrity of your mane.
Who is Mizani Butter Blend Relaxer good for?
Mizani Butter Blend Relaxer is good for anyone with healthy textured hair who is looking for a semi-permanent straight styling solution. If your hair is dealing with or recovering from damage, consider holding off on any chemical services for a few months until the health of your hair is restored. If you are unsure whether or not your hair is healthy enough to withstand a relaxer service, schedule a consultation with a trusted stylist.
Once you’ve determined whether or not your strands are up for a relaxer service, you and your stylist will have to choose between the two butter blend strengths. If your strands are normal to thick and have never been colored, your stylist will probably go for the Normal/Medium formula. If your strands are fine, fragile, or have been color-treated, your stylist will most likely use the Fine/Color-Treated formula.
How can you incorporate Mizani Butter Blend into your hair care routine?
As with any chemical service, it should always be administered in a salon. If you’re interested in a Butter Blend Relaxer, the first thing you need to do is book an appointment at your nearest Mizani salon. Not sure where that is? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.
To begin, your stylist will apply Mizani Butter Base Scalp Protector to your hairline, neck, and ear area to them from coming into unnecessary contact with the relaxer. Then, your stylist will section your dry, unwashed hair before applying the relaxer section by section. If this is your first relaxer, your stylist will apply the cream to the entire section, avoiding your scalp. If you’re back in the salon for a touch-up, your stylist will only apply the relaxer cream on your new growth, still avoiding your scalp. Your stylist will determine how long to leave the relaxer on your hair based on the state of your strands and the Relaxer Timing Chart provided by Mizani. Once the allotted time has passed, your stylist will thoroughly rinse your hair with warm water.
After rinsing through your strands, your stylist will apply Mizani PerpHecting Créme Normalizing Conditioning to your strands, followed by Mizani Balance Hair Bath Neutralizing & Chelating Shampoo. After your mane has been rinse completely, your stylist will complete the hair service with a sleek and straight hairstyle.
How should you maintain your hair in between appointments?
Relaxers are great for anyone who likes to wear their hair straight everyday without having to do the work of actually straightening their strands every day, but you only need to head to the salon for a relaxer every three to six months—so how do you maintain your hair in between. It’s all about the products you use. We recommended swapping out your regular hair care products for the Mizani Thermasmooth range. The line has everything you need from shampoo and conditioner to heat protectant and anti-frizz serum, to keep your relaxed hair in tip-top shape between appointments.
Want to know more about the Mizani Thermasmooth range? Check out our guide: These Mizani Products Stop Frizz In Its Tracks
Interested in a Mizani Butter Blend relaxer? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.