Natural Hair Can Be Cared For Without Dangerous Chemicals
Perms and relaxers contain similar ingredients to those found in Liquid Drano. The chemicals are bases, like Liquid Drano, and they dissolve the protein bonds that make Black hair curly – literally burning the scalp. It’s not hard to imagine how unhealthy these chemicals are for women – as the toxins used to remove tough clogs from drainpipes are similar to those seeping into the pores of their scalps.
Respiratory problems have also been associated with the use of perms and relaxers. Potassium hydroxide, also called potassium lye, is a very strong chemical and inhaling it can cause coughing, sneezing, and breathing problems. If exposed to for long periods, it is strong enough to cause lung damage.
Ingesting potassium hydroxide can be equally damaging, resulting in burns to the mouth or throat, vomiting, severe stomach pain, diarrhea and even death.
Women with natural hair bypass these dangerous and harsh chemicals and tend to care for their hair with products that contain more natural ingredients.