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Monday, July 1, 2013

Chemical Review: Vigorol Liquid Hair Relaxer

 First of all, I love the new Vigorol packaging.  It's a fresh new look!  I bought two different Vigorol leave-in conditioners as well.  One is Olive and soy for moisture, and the second is Keratin and Avocado for protein support.  I prefer the Olive and soy version because everyone is going to need the moisture more than the protein.
So for all the natural hair folks that are considering this,  save your shedded hair from your next shampoo and detangle session.  Try the Vigorol on your sample of your own hair first so that you can see what the Vigorol does to your hair and how fast it works.


 I used hair samples from three different clients.  The first two samples from the left have very similar curl patterns, BUT the middle one was excessively resistant to the Vigorol relaxer compared to the first one on the left.  Even after 20 minutes, the middle sample still had some bounce back when it was stretched so I kept the Vigorol on it over 20 minutes.

As you can see the first sample on the left was a 4b/c curl pattern and it softened without much bounce back almost immediately.  I am not sure if this particular hair sample had any permanent color in it already.  The third sample to the right (picture below) definitely had some demi-permanent color in it, and it immediately softened as well.


In conclusion, I do not recommend the Vigorol for color-treated hair. I think the liquid works too quickly and with it being liquid, you need to apply slowly and carefully not to make a mess or get it running off on your face or clothes.  I would say 10 to 15 minutes max for color treated hair.  I only left the Vigorol on for the sample of hair on the far right for 10 minutes.  The far left for 20 minutes.  The middle sample about 25 to 27 minutes.

For the really resistant hair without any haircolor no matter the curl pattern, I think the Vigorol is a good texturizing option versus a relaxer.  If your hair is truly resistant, texturized hair works well in combination with heat styling.

As far as chemical smell, when you open the bottle there is a definite odor, but the rinse and the Vigorol neutralizing shampoo washed all the odor away.  The neutralizing shampoo smells nice and fresh.


11 comments:

  1. I need to know where can order vigorol relaxer

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    1. The large beauty supply stores (African, Asian, etc) usually carry Vigorol. Tisun Beauty Superstore in Charlotte, NC was where I purchased from.

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  2. As of July 2015, I believe the Liquid Vigorol relaxer has been discontinued. I still have a new, unopened box of Vigorol for anyone interested in purchasing from me. Cost $10 plus shipping.

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    1. I'm interested in purchasing this product from you.

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    2. Great Lakesha DuBose! You can email me or Facebook inbox me with your contact information.

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    3. So what can you use that is like a vigorol if its d/c? I need to know asap

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    4. I do not know of any other reliable brand of liquid hair relaxer. A smoothing treatment may be another temporary option. Design Essentials and Basic haircare brands have foam applications of their treatment. Or try a keratin treatment.

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  3. Where can I buy vigorol Liquid Hair Relaxer from

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  4. Where can I buy vigorol Liquid Hair Relaxer from

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  5. Where can I buy vigorol Liquid Hair Relaxer from

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