This is a cosmetic procedure that is used to remove natural waves and curls from your hair. After this procedure it will give your hair a straightened smooth look. The process will generally work by using chemicals that will affect the hair molecules, breaking down the bones that give your hair strands their curls or waves. There are various types of hair smoothing treatments that range in potential damage to your hair, effectiveness, and cost.
Keratin hair smoothing treatments
This treatment is one of the most common types and is also referred to as Brazilian hair straightening. These hair smoothing treatments involves using keratin, which is a form of protein that naturally occurs in your hair follicles. Formaldehyde, a chemical is mixed with the keratin protein to help it to bond to the molecules in your hair, making them smooth. The results from this treatment will last approximately a couple of months. At this time you will need to have this treatment redone.
Chemical relaxers hair smoothing treatments
This treatment is one that is