MYTH: Natural relaxers are safer than other relaxers
News flash: “Natural” relaxers are not, in fact, natural. Many contain the same chemicals as your lye or no-lye relaxer kit. The difference only lies in the name. From natural to silkener, it’s all a ploy to get you to buy, buy, buy. “There is no such thing as a natural relaxer. In order for our hair to be straight we have to chemically break it down or use heat,” says Washington.