Now that the results are in, many women will be finding alternatives to a 

relaxer.  The thought of having to give up chemically straightening their hair has some screaming.  If you are one of the lucky ones who can fix your natural hair in twenty minutes,  this is not about you.  We are speaking to real people with real hair problems like the teeth of combs breaking or rubber bands disintegrating on contact.  

Finding alternatives to a relaxer is not difficult, just a bit time-consuming. Relaxers are so strong,

they can take you from frizzy to straight in 20 minutes.  To manually straighten super curly hair can take anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours.  The real benefit here is to your health, but women have been known to choose beauty over common sense through the centuries.

Some alternatives to a relaxer 


  • Blow dry and straighten
  • Twists, Locs
  • Cornrows
  • Weave, braids, or other types of extensions
  • Keratin Straightening
  • Natural hair

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All of these work if you want chemical-free solutions as alternatives to a relaxer .  There are other chemical solutions but we have to wait to see what the research will say those do to your body.

By Paula Barker, Silkie Locks Hair Design