- "Leave the relaxer in until it burns or you can't take the pain anymore": No! Unless you want a burn in the back of your head, do not do this. Adhere to the timings in the instructions that come in the relaxer box (this do differ for different hair textures so take note).
- "Don't time how long the relaxer has been in your hair": I suggest you do time and again adhere to the timings in the instruction manual. You can always add a teaspoon or two of oil to the relaxer mix to slow down the processing time (or to texlax) if you don't do this, follow the timings otherwise you may end up with burns/scab hair.
- "Don't use gloves": If you don't use gloves you could end up with yellow nails for a week or so. I use gloves because I don't want the relaxer coming into contact with my sensitive skin.
- "I apply my relaxer to my edges first because I want them to lay down"- Actually it is advised to apply the relaxer to your edges last because this is a very sensitive part of your hairline.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aJNdCH3c38 > ulovemegz- although note she doesn't use gloves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny8DVa2YggE > ms kibibi of K.I.S.S
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8CD18WZNiA > how to relax in two halves by Lonei