Home relaxer kits are ideal for those times when you can't get to the salon or don't have a couple hundred bucks to spend on professional hair treatment. Since many relaxer systems tend to destroy hair and fry your scalp, it's best to use the most gentle treatments available and read the directions a few times to ensure you achieve optimum results. All of following home relaxer kits are formulated without dyes or other chemical ingredients which cause severe scalp irritation, formulated with moisturizing agents such as olive and avocado oils to protect hair, and make hair more manageable overall. While some of these kits will leave hair straighter than others, each will soften and relax hair regardless.
Natural-Laxer Kit is a completely natural hair-relaxing kit designed for all hair types. Formulated with 100 percent ingredients like rose water, sun-dried herbs, and pure clay, this kit softens, defines, and gently relaxes hair without permanently altering its structure. Read Full Review
A chemical-free hair relaxer kit finally does exist, and it's called Natural-Laxer Kit by Baka Beautiful. This 100 percent natural and chemical-free solution contains Natural-Laxer Mix, a gentle hair relaxer that softens and relaxes hair using sun-dried, exotic herbs and pure clay from the Sahara Desert. When mixed with the included Natural-Laxer rose water, it helps your hair retain its natural moisture better. This kit also contains a special shampoo, conditioner, and hair oil to add more softness and smoothness to your hair. Users have noticed a significant difference in the texture, appearance, and overall manageability of their hair. However, it will not provide the drastic straightening results of chemical-based relaxers.
This plant-derived hair relaxer kit contains everything you need for softer, more manageable hair. It's formulated without harsh ingredients like lye, formaldehyde, sulfates, and parabens, instead containing all-natural avocado, coconut, and olive oils to nourish your hair. Read Full Review
Designed for thick, coarse hair, this revolutionary hair relaxer system is 100 percent plant-based. It's made with all-natural avocado, coconut, and olive oils to heal, nourish, and rejuvenate each strand of hair on your head. This breakthrough solution is formulated without lye, parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, formaldehyde, or other harsh chemicals which can damage and burn hair. Each kit contains straightening cream, activator, creme booster, hydrating shampoo, conditioning treatment, and repair oil. Users claim this system leaves hair smoother and more manageable, yet not necessarily straight as a pin.
The Phytorelaxer kit is an odorless, lye-free treatment system which delivers silky-straight strands. Index 1 is for fine, damage prone hair requiring a gentle straightener, while Index 2 is formulated for coarser, textured hair. Read Full Review
PhytoSpecific Index 1 is a chemical-free kit specifically designed for fine, damaged, sensitive, or otherwise delicate hair types. It contains egg and soy to strengthen hair strands and keep them intact. This odorless and lye-free formula is cheaper than other professional kits and delivers extraordinary results. The Index 2 kit, which contains egg and soy, is better for use with thick, coarse hair. Both relaxers kits contain pre-care balm, straightening cream, an inductor, a combination neutralizing/cleansing emulsion, milky restructurer, gloves, mixing spatula, and instructions.
This olive oil-based hair relaxing system hydrates, relaxes, and nourishes hair without the use of lye. Hair is left shiny, straight, and healthy after this treatment. It delivers professional-grade results for a fraction of the cost. Read Full Review
This lye-free hair relaxer kit contains olive oil which is rich in fatty acids and known for its healing properties. It imparts moisture directly into your scalp and hair shafts, protecting against any damage during the treatment process. The system is designed to hydrate, relax, and add shine to your hair while continuously protecting it with olive oil. This kit contains a combination relaxer/activator, creamy aloe shampoo, replenishing conditioner, moisturizing hair lotion, plastic gloves, mixing stick, and a step-by-step guide to help you along the process. Users claim it leaves hair "bone straight" and provides the same results as professional hair-relaxing services.
Dr. Miracle's No-Lye Relaxer is a regular-strength formula that contains vitamins and proteins to soften, smooth, and relax hair while promoting a healthy scalp and hair growth. It moisturizes and conditions without any lye or harsh chemicals that cause burns. Read Full Review
Stop breakage and achieve soft, shiny hair with Dr. Miracle's No-Lye Relaxer. It contains proteins and vitamins to condition, moisturize, and restore damaged hair. Formulated without lye, this special relaxer formulation also promotes a healthy scalp and hair growth. It contains shampoo, leave-in conditioner, protective gel, protective gloves, and a mixing spatula. Users claim this relaxer doesn’t burn your scalp the way other relaxers do, and provides real results like smoother, softer hair. It works on even coarse, unruly hair.