I recently received a question from a reader regarding the difference between the Mizani Classic Rhelaxer and Mizani Butter Blend formulas. I know what was said about the difference between the two from being on hair forums and the “word in the forums” was the butter blends formula was supposed to straighten hair better than the classic formula. If you are texlaxing, I think Mizani is the perfect brand if you are looking for a lye formula.
Message from Mizani Regarding Relaxers
Anywho, I decided to reach out to the manufacturer for the official answer on the difference between Mizani Classic Rhelaxer versus Mizani Butter Blend. I am including the info direct from the email that was sent to me from Loreal.
As you know, classic never goes out of style 🙂 but new technology allows us to offer advanced formulas with even better results. All of our relaxers are formulated to support the professional stylist performing chemical straightening services and wish to offer their clients a premium brand.
Classic Mizani Rhelaxers
Classic Rhelaxers were launched in 1996 and is a very user friendly basic relaxer. We sell this mostly into Cosmetology Schools as it is a great formula to test and practice.
Classic is available in Fine/Color Treated, Regular/Normal, and Coarse/Resistant Formulas. For clients sensitive to Sodium Hydroxide, we have a Calcium Hydroxide formula with Arginine that delivers smooth and balanced performance as well.
Butter Blend Mizani Relaxer
Butter Blend Original (now discontinued) featured advanced technology that requires specific technical information and more support to provide optimal service.
Butter Blend HG launched in 2011, is formulated with the same shea butter cocoa butter and honey as the original in addition to HG Technology (Hexylene Glycol) in the Sodium Hydroxide formula that enables the relaxer to penetrate the hair shaft faster and with greater efficiency. BB w/HG is typically offered at a premium of 10-15% above Classic in most salons. We also offer a Butter Blend Sensitive Scalp (Calcium Hydroxide) version.
Again, our relaxers are designed for Professionals to offer optimal performance at the salon for their clients. It is recommended that a licensed Mizani stylist provides a complete consultation and analysis of your hair prior to suggesting any chemical service.
My Thoughts on Mizani Relaxer Differences
It appears from the email, what I have heard on hair forums is correct. I normally use the Classic Rhelaxer in Fine/Color Treated to texlax and I always receive perfect results. However, I would like to find the Butter Blend Sensitive Scalp formula. I do not experience burning during, but I do have a little itching during the texlaxing process. I’m more curious to see how my hair would respond to the different formula being it is Calcium Hydroxide instead of Sodium Hydroxide.
I hope this helps. If you would like information on my actual texlax process and how I mix my texlax, be sure to visit my texlax process series. I will like to stress the last part of the email. Mizani is a Professional relaxer. Customers can often find it at a local beauty supply store. Please exercise good judgment if you are not a licensed Cosmetologist using products marked for professional use.
Personally, I do not have a Cosmetology license, but I have been to hair school and taught the proper way to handle and apply chemicals. In the end, I decide to become a licensed Nail Tech. Don’t judge me…two kids and crazy husband at the time. Long story. LOL!
Anywho, thanks for the question and keep them coming.
If you would like more tips on texlaxing, visit my Texlax How To’s page.