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RELAXER INSTRUCTIONS

Roots of Nature®
Conditioning Relaxer
with Low pH Relaxer Cream

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THE KIT CONTAINS:

  • Low pH relaxer cream
  • Cream activator
  • Mango & soy oil concentrate
  • Neutralizing Shampoo
  • Reconstructor Deep Treatment
  • Strengthening Oil Moisturizer
  • Wooden spatula
  • Instruction sheet
  • Plastic gloves
THE KIT CONTAINS

YOU NEED TO PROVIDE:

  • Wide-toothed comb (don’t use metal combs)
  • Towel or cape
  • Clock or a timer
  • Petroleum jelly (for use on hairline, nape of neck and ear area only)
  • SAFETY WARNINGS
    This product may not be suitable for all hair types; a strand test must be performed prior to application.

    When you should NOT relax your hair:
    • Not suitable for use on children.
    • If you have a sensitive, irritated or damaged scalp.
    • If hair has been bleached or highlighted, processed with a thio (perm) product such as thioglycolate, thiolactate, cysteine, cysteamine, sulfite, or treated with henna or metallic salts. Hair loss or breakage could occur.
    • If hair is fragile, breaking, splitting or otherwise damaged, for example, due to frequent coloring or other chemical processes.
    • If you have applied permanent or demi-permanent haircolor in the 2 weeks before relaxing.
    • If hot combs or other heat appliances have been used on your hair before the relaxer process.
    • If your hair has been wet or shampooed in the 3 days prior to relaxing.
    • If your hair has been braided or extensions have been put in during the 2 weeks before relaxing.
    • If braids or extension have just been removed. Deep condition and wait 2 weeks before relaxing.
    • If scalp has been scratched with a comb, brush or fingernails in the 3 days prior to relaxing.
    • If you have used an antidandruff product in the 2 weeks prior to relaxing hair.
    • If the strand test results in hair breakage or scalp irritation, do not relax the hair.
  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE RELAXING YOUR HAIR
    • Keep out of reach of children.
    • This product may not be suitable for all hair types: a strand test must be performed prior to application.
    • Read and follow directions and warnings completely. Failure to follow directions and warnings, or other misuse of the product can cause serious injury to eyes or skin and can damage hair or result in permanent hair loss.
    • Keep relaxer off scalp and other skin areas. Contact with scalp or other skin areas can cause serious skin irritations or burns.
    • In case of contact with skin, rinse immediately.
    • If irritation occurs during relaxing, immediately rinse thoroughly and use the neutralizing shampoo provided in the kit. If irritation persists, consult a doctor.
    • Avoid contact with eyes. Can cause blindness.
    • In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water and consult a doctor.
    • If ingested, contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Do not induce vomiting and consult a doctor immediately.
    • Wear gloves provided in the kit when using and rinsing this product.
    • Do not use relaxer cream or activator alone. This product must be used as a mixture with relaxer cream and activator [2] and oil concentrate [3] in the proportions indicate in this insert. Thorough mixing is important for best results.
    • Contains alkali. The mixture contains alkali.
    • Do not apply on eyelashes or eyebrows. This product may cause severe eye irritation and permanent damage (blindness). Do not apply to facial or body hair. Irritation may occur.
    • Do not use in combination with any products other than those provided or recommended in this kit.
    • Use the strength of relaxer suited to your hair.
    • If hair has been relaxed previously, apply product to new growth only. Application of product to previously relaxed hair can cause hair breakage.
    • Wait at least 2 weeks before applying permanent haircolor.
    • Do not use any metallic materials for mixing or applying relaxer.
    • Do not use hot combs or other heat appliances during the relaxer process.
    • Do not use antidandruff products for 2 weeks after relaxing hair.
    • NEVER STORE RELAXER CREAM THAT HAS BEEN MIXED WITH ACTIVATOR. With gloves on, discard any unused mixture by rinsing thoroughly down the drain. Rinse tub and spatula and discard in trash.
  • STRAND TEST
    Following the application directions, test the mixture on one hair strand before relaxing all the hair. In case of hair breakage or scalp irritation after the test, do not use this product or any other relaxer. Because timing and precision application is imperative to avoid hair loss, hair breakage and/or scalp injury, it is recommended that you not apply the relaxer yourself. Ask another person to assist you. Prior to application, it is recommended that you apply petroleum jelly on hairline, nape of neck and ear area only.

    1. To create relaxer mixture, follow mixing instructions (see How To Mix section).
    2. Wear the gloves and keep them on throughout the relaxing process. Isolate a small section of hair close to the neck. Apply a small amount of Petroleum Jelly to scalp area of test section. Apply relaxer mixture evenly on unrelaxed portion of test section (if hair has been previously relaxed, apply to new growth only) without touching scalp. Set timer for your hair texture (see Time Chart).
    3. Check texture and straightness of your hair frequently while waiting.
      • If they are satisfactory before recommended processing time is up, end the test. Record time in Time Chart above and use as your processing time.
      • Otherwise, use the time recommended in Time Chart. Never exceed the maximum processing time indicated in the Time Chart.
    4. When time is up (or earlier if desired texture and straightness is achieved before time is up), rinse relaxer mixture from the test section with warm water and shampoo with neutralizing shampoo. Allow test area to dry. Check for irritation or hair breakage. In case of irritation, immediately rinse and wash area with neutralizing shampoo. If breakage or irritation occurs, do not use this product or any other relaxer.
  • HOW TO MIX
    Wear gloves provided in kit throughout the relaxing process including the rinsing and shampoo steps.
    • Do not brush, comb or rub scalp vigorously before using this product.
    • Relaxer cream and activators and oil concentrate must be used as a mixture, in the correct proportions. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes prior to use.
    • Apply mixture to dry hair without touching the scalp.
    • If the hair has already been relaxed, apply to new growth only.
    • Use a timer. Follow the processing times. The application time should be counted in the total relaxing time.
    • Do not leave the mixture in contact with the hair for more than the time determined by the strand test. Never exceed the maximum processing time indicated in the time chart.
    • Do not pull hair during application.
    • Rinse thoroughly with warm water until the product is completely rinsed-out. Make sure the rinsing water does not come into contact with eyes.
    • With gloves on, apply the neutralizing shampoo provided in the kit and rinse well. You must shampoo and rinse thoroughly at least twice to eliminate all traces of relaxer mixture.

    1. Open BOTH activator packettes and squeeze entire contents into relaxer cream jar. BOTH PACKETTES MUST BE USED. Activators and relaxer cream must be used as a mixture, in the correct proportions. Mix well with the wooden spatula.
    2. Open mango & soy oil concentrate and add the entire contents into relaxer cream.
    3. Mix well with wooden spatula until color is uniform with no streaks. This uniform color indicates that the relaxer cream is properly activated and relaxer mixture is ready to use. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes prior to use. THROW AWAY ANY UNUSED RELAXER MIXTURE.
  • HOW TO APPLY
    Before you use, you must mix relaxer cream and activators with mango & soy oil concentrate (see How to Mix section)

    STEP 1: PREPARE TO RELAX
    Part hair into four sections: down the middle from front to back, then from ear to ear. With gloves on apply petroleum jelly to hairline, nape of neck and ear area only. Avoid scratching scalp. DO NOT RINSE PETROLEUM JELLY OUT OF HAIR.

    STEP 2: APPLY THE RELAXER MIXTURE
    Set the timer. Apply relaxer mixture on dry hair as indicated below and be careful not to apply to scalp. If the hair has already been relaxed, apply to the new growth only. Use a clock or a timer. The application time must be included in the total processing time. DO NOT LEAVE THE RELAXER MIXTURE ON HAIR LONGER THAN THE MAXIMUM PROCESSING TIME INDICATED BY THE STRAND TEST.

    FULL HEAD APPLICATION ON VIRGIN HAIR
    Make narrow partings of 1/4 inch. Complete each section, working from crown, where hair is usually more resistant, towards hairline. With gloves on, starting in the neck area, spread generous amounts of the relaxer mixture evenly down the entire hair shaft, section by section starting close to the scalp. Apply relaxer mixture near hairline and edge area last. Avoid applying relaxer to scalp. Do not pull hair during application.

    STEP 3: SMOOTH
    Use the back of a wide-toothed comb to smooth and spread relaxer mixture through unrelaxed hair or new growth. Do not comb or pull hair. Continue to smooth relaxer mixture through hair paying close attention not to exceed the maximum recommended processing time for your hair type.

    STEP 4: RINSE
    With gloves on and using warm water, rinse thoroughly making sure relaxer mixture is completely rinsed out. It’s much easier to shampoo properly if relaxer mixture is totally rinsed out of hair first. Make sure that the rinsing water does not come into contact with eyes.

    STEP 5: SHAMPOO
    With gloves on, shampoo with the neutralizing shampoo provided in the kit and rinse well. You must shampoo and rinse thoroughly at least twice to eliminate all traces of relaxer mixture. Pay close attention to scalp, skin, and hair. Pink lather indicates relaxer mixture residue is still in the hair which if not removed may result in damage from overprocessing.

    STEP 6: CONDITION
    Towel blot hair and distribute Roots of Nature Reconstructing Deep Treatment from roots to ends of hair. Comb through for even distribution. Leave in for 5 – 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Towel dry.

    STEP 7: STYLE
    Towel blot hair and apply Roots of Nature Strengthening Oil Moisturizer evenly but sparingly on damp hair. DO NOT RINSE OUT. Comb through hair and style. An additional packet has been provided for future use.
  • TIME CHART
    TIME CHART
    Processing time includes application and smoothing time
    HAIR TYPE
    RECOMMENDED STRENGTH
    PROCESSING TIME
    Fine
    Use Root of Nature Gentle
    15 minutes
    Color-treated
    Use Root of Nature Gentle
    15 minutes
    Medium
    Use Root of Nature Regular
    18 minutes
    Follow instructions
    DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED PROCESSING TIME FOR YOUR HAIR TYPE
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