I usually have my hair professionally relaxed every 12 weeks and almost each time, despite using with different relaxers, I end up with a burned scalp and some pain. My scalp is sensitive and the relaxer cannot be left on for any “cooking” time, almost as soon as it’s applied I need it to be washed out.
Enter the Creme of Nature Straight From Eden Plant-Derived Relaxer for fine, wavy or delicate hair. What makes this relaxer unique is the cream base (the part that you add the activator to) is made of all natural ingredients. Another key difference is the activator, there are two parts that you add into the cream base. One is the actual activator (still has the chemicals that are needed to straighten the hair) and the other is a cream booster. The gloves included in the kit are good quality gloves too, none of those weird ones you have to pull from the instructions booklet.
I do not have fine hair by any stretch of the imagination and my hair is bra line length. However, since I have a sensitive scalp I thought this could probably work.
I took it to my stylist and he looked at it for a while. He said it had a few extra ingredients to add to the mixture, which he did, and we let the relaxing process begin.
A week before the relaxer, I washed and crimped my hair for a low maintenance style, one that didn’t need much brushing to control. I also took care not to scratch the scalp. He applied the Creme of Nature Straight From Eden relaxer and asked the usual question “is it burning yet?” Surprisingly, it wasn’t. So he proceeded to “work it in.” Still, no fire. He was able to apply and smooth the relaxer with ample time before washing it out. He was just as shocked as I was, and we agreed that this needed to be my new go to perm.
Of course I wondered how it actually came out since I’d been wrongfully equating burning with straightening, and it was just as straight as any other relaxer. I think I’ve found my new favorite!
Want to find out more about the other Creme of Nature Straight from Eden products? Read the full review here.